Beacons to steer Africa's development along the right pathways
Beacons to steer Africa's development along the right pathways

United Nations supports member states to align national development plans with Sustainable Development Goals...

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Why nuclear energy should be part of Africa's energy mix

Africa has the least nuclear power of any continent in the world, with the exception of where nuclear power is banned...

By Oluwole Olutola 17 Sep 2018

Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced
Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced

The top 10 nominees in the African Innovation Foundation's (AIF) Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 have been announced...

14 Sep 2018

Working out what's fair in conservation in sub-Saharan Africa
Working out what's fair in conservation in sub-Saharan Africa

People who care about conserving nature are starting to think more deeply about how communities fit into conservation efforts...

By Jessica Nosizwe P. R. Thorn and Rachel Friedman 14 Sep 2018

Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa
Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa

Food losses and waste are an enormous drain on natural resources. Roughly one-third of the annual food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted...

13 Sep 2018

Empowering Africa's women-led entrepreneurial business ecosystem
Empowering Africa's women-led entrepreneurial business ecosystem

The 4th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) announces opening keynote speakers...

11 Sep 2018

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Why Botswana is no longer a safe haven for elephants

Early last week, global news outlets reported that 90 carcasses of illegally killed elephants had been found around a famous wildlife sanctuary - the Okavango Delta - in Botswana...

By Ross Harvey 10 Sep 2018

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How solar kits and battery lamps are replacing kerosene across Africa

For decades, people in rural Africa have been using sooty kerosene lamps to dimly light their homes...

By Jörg Peters 6 Sep 2018

Shoprite to stage cleanup events across Africa on World Cleanup Day
Shoprite to stage cleanup events across Africa on World Cleanup Day

The Shoprite Group will be staging cleanup events across Africa on 15 September 2018, marking World Cleanup Day...

4 Sep 2018

Water access may be more important than electricity for sub-Saharan Africa
Water access may be more important than electricity for sub-Saharan Africa

For nearly two decades, the United States has strongly pushed for the electrification of rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa...

By Louise Grogan and Tselmuun Tserenkhuu 31 Aug 2018

Why waste management should be a part of your hospitality strategy
Why waste management should be a part of your hospitality strategy

Waste management should be a part of your sustainability strategy as it is the key in helping to protect the environment and sustain its natural resources...

28 Aug 2018

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2018 Resolution Social Venture Challenge winners announced

Fifteen teams have been selected as the winners of the 2018 Resolution Social Venture Challenge...

17 Aug 2018

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We are guinea pigs in a worldwide experiment on microplastics

One of the main problems with plastics is that although we may only need them fleetingly - seconds in the case of microbeads in personal care products, or minutes as in plastic grocery bags - they stick around for hundreds of years...

By John Meeker 15 Aug 2018

Can sound help save a dwindling elephant population? Scientists using AI think so
Can sound help save a dwindling elephant population? Scientists using AI think so

Deep in the rainforest in a northern corner of the Republic of Congo, some of the most sophisticated monitoring of animal sounds on Earth is taking place...

By Jennifer Langston 13 Aug 2018

A gigantic trek: what it takes to move 200 elephants 1,500km
A gigantic trek: what it takes to move 200 elephants 1,500km

The translocation of wild animals is becoming an increasingly important conservation strategy...

By Matt Hayward 7 Aug 2018

Paxful, Zam Zam Water make Bitcoin-funded charity in Africa a reality
Paxful, Zam Zam Water make Bitcoin-funded charity in Africa a reality

Global crypto-marketplace Paxful, together with its implementation partner NPO Zam Zam Water, has launched #BuiltWithBitcoin...

6 Aug 2018

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PAWO seeks recognition for African women leaders

President of PAWO Assetou Koite says Africa must recognise and honour the contribution of women to the decolonisation of the continent...

1 Aug 2018

Cecil the Lion shortly before he was killed.
Outrage over Cecil the lion slaying three years ago left little in its wake

It's just over three years since a lion was shot in Zimbabwe by Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota in the US, in a drama that became known as "Cecilgate"...

By Muchazondida Mkono 31 Jul 2018

Africa's Cities for our Future competition winner revealed
Africa's Cities for our Future competition winner revealed

Heat Island Limited is the African winner of the Cities for our Future competition...

25 Jul 2018

Planning for future water security in a nexus paradigm
Planning for future water security in a nexus paradigm

From a water perspective, we live in a 'world of Cape Towns'...

By Dhesigen Naidoo 20 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Africa needs leaders who live and exude integrity
#Mandela100: Africa needs leaders who live and exude integrity

Africa's new generation of leaders could learn a thing or two about how to become great, but it takes much more to become an extraordinary leader like Nelson Mandela...

By Rudo Kwaramba-Kayombo 19 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: 'We have no choice but to move forward' - Obama
#Mandela100: 'We have no choice but to move forward' - Obama

"Let me tell you what I believe. I believe in Nelson Mandela's vision, I believe in a vision shared by Gandhi and King..."

18 Jul 2018

Enter the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
Enter the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

South African engineers and those from other sub-Saharan countries are invited to enter the fifth edition...

16 Jul 2018

Africa needs to build its statistical capacity
Africa needs to build its statistical capacity

High quality data crucial for success of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, says the Economic Commission for Africa...

13 Jul 2018

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How fab labs help meet digital challenges in Africa

Fab labs serve at the same time as production, creation and prototyping workshops, hands-on training spaces and facilitators of social ties...

By Stéphanie Leyronas, Gwenael Prié, and Isabelle Lio 9 Jul 2018

Dana Omran named 100 Resilient Cities MD for Africa
Dana Omran named 100 Resilient Cities MD for Africa

Dana Omran has been appointed managing director for Africa at 100 Resilient Cities (100RC)...

28 Jun 2018

New, in-depth African renewable energy report launched
New, in-depth African renewable energy report launched

Hogan Lovells has launched its new report, Africa and Renewables: Wholesale change or short term surge?...

25 Jun 2018

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How African-city residents are responding to climate change

It's difficult as an individual, a group or a nation to know how to act when faced with climate change problems...

By Alice McClure and Gina Ziervogel 25 Jun 2018

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Climate change will make rice less nutritious, putting millions of the world's poor at risk

Current understanding of plant physiology suggests that major cereal crops - particularly rice and wheat - respond to higher CO2 concentrations by synthesising more carbohydrates (starches and sugars) and less protein, and by reducing the quantity of minerals in their grains...

By Kristie Ebi 13 Jun 2018

Agricultural policies need to address child labour concerns
Agricultural policies need to address child labour concerns

Driven in part by an increase in conflicts and climate-induced disasters, the number of child labourers in agriculture worldwide has increased substantially from 98 million to 108 million since 2012 after more than a decade of continuous decline, according to the latest estimates...

13 Jun 2018

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