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Episode 186: PR chat with Marcus Brewster and the new on-demand PR service.

Date: 26 Aug 2016
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Scatec Solar
Scatec Solar secures 100 MW solar project in Nigeria

Scatec Solar signs a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading...

24 Aug 2016

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Measures towards zero hunger in Africa

Slow Food's Carlo Petrini, FAO special ambassador 'Zero Hunger for Europe' visits Kenya to build networks in Africa towards hunger eradication...

16 Aug 2016

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$37m in additional US humanitarian aid for Lake Chad Basin region

New funding to United Nations and NGO partners to help tens of thousands in Lake Chad Basin receive critically needed humanitarian assistance...

16 Aug 2016

Celebrities march through Lagos streets in support of a climate change awareness campaign
Grassroots climate change campaign takes to streets in Lagos

Celebrities endorsed a UNIC Lagos campaign which took to the streets to highlight climate change issues in Nigeria...

5 Aug 2016

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Southern Africa is experiencing the worst El Niño-induced drought in 35 years

Deputy emergency relief coordinator calls for urgent action to assist millions of drought-affected people in Southern Africa...

25 Jul 2016

Connecting moms
Chatbot launched to connect new mothers

A bot for messenger was launched at the International Aids Conference 2016. The bot will provide mothers with a more affordable way to access relevant messages...

20 Jul 2016

Reducing food loss through sustainable production practices in Africa
Reducing food loss through sustainable production practices in Africa

New pilot initiative in Kaduna, Nigeria, will boost inclusive growth in African food industry...

18 Jul 2016

Pixabay
The power of long-form content in corporate social responsibility

You can't turn on a screen in 2016 without seeing an example of branded content or native advertising flit across your eyes...

By Spero Patricios, Issued by Launch Factory 18 Jul 2016

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Global Shea Alliance, USAID partner for industry growth and sustainability

Agreement to promote shea markets worldwide and improve sustainable production in Africa...

14 Jul 2016

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Restoring the global economy's ability to deliver prosperity

The Sustainable Development Goals must become the yardstick for judging inclusive growth in the global economy, says Mukhisa Kituyi, UN Conference on Trade & Development...

By Mukhisa Kituyi 12 Jul 2016

Teaching food production to families in Egypt
Teaching food production to families in Egypt

FAO launches the regional competition of "Aquaponics design" in collaboration with Arab Women Investors Union...

8 Jul 2016

Turning garbage into growth the future city way
Turning garbage into growth the future city way

Waste is the eternal burden of civilisation. Across Africa, implementation is very hard due to explosive population growth...

By Kudzai Danha 22 Jun 2016

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Ongoing conflicts, drought intensify food needs

Food insecurity spreads in Africa and rest of the world as El Niño casts its shadow wider...

10 Jun 2016

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Community food banks can combat food insecurity

Ghanaian chef works against waste to feed the hungry of Africa...

10 Jun 2016

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Environment "cannot be an afterthought" - UNEA-2

One thousand delegates at UNEA-2 in Nairobi chart course for strong action on sustainable future in Africa...

27 May 2016

African startups named among 100 most inspiring uses of tech
African startups named among 100 most inspiring uses of tech

Eight African startups and organisations have been named among the 2015 Nominet Trust 100 (NT100), a global celebration of the most inspiring uses...

By Tom Jackson 10 Dec 2015

Empowering women through tenure rights in forestry
Empowering women through tenure rights in forestry

Ahead of the XIV World Forestry Congress, being held in Africa for the first time, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) hosted the In Good Company (IGC) forest stewardship workshop...

15 Sep 2015

Commercial TV white spaces give Ghanaian students cheap internet
Commercial TV white spaces give Ghanaian students cheap internet

Microsoft has launched TVWS in Ghana - and students are benefiting (Video)...

27 Jan 2015

Africa United features new Ebola prevention communications for West Africa
Africa United features new Ebola prevention communications for West Africa

At yesterday's official draw for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015, the Confederation of African Football announced the launch of Africa United, a global health communications campaign aimed at preventing the spread of Ebola in West Africa...

4 Dec 2014

Ghana's Crossover Academy benefits from SkyVision donation
Ghana's Crossover Academy benefits from SkyVision donation

Underprivileged schoolchildren are reportedly to benefit from the recent donation of SkyVision's satellite connectivity solutions to further support students at Ghana's Crossover International Academy...

5 Sep 2014

The initiative provides an audio-based mobile training course targeting front line health workers (FLW) to help them deliver life-saving information, and is also aimed at helping pregnant women and their families prepare for the unexpected and potentially deadly situations that can arise in child birth.
The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014

CNN International launches 'Cocoa-nomics'
CNN International launches 'Cocoa-nomics'

CNN has launched a new CNN Freedom Project documentary, 'Cocoa-nomics', from the cocoa plantations of the Ivory Coast presented by Richard Quest. The documentary highlights the fight against child labour.

28 Feb 2014

African philanthropists push for prosperity
African philanthropists push for prosperity

Last July, US President Barack Obama set the spark for his Power Africa programme that will help sub-Saharan African countries build power production and transmission projects and double their electricity access. President Obama announced in Cape Town, South Africa, his plan to mobilise US$16-billion for investments that will generate 10,000 megawatts of electricity.

By Kingsley Ighobor 19 Dec 2013

Africans for Africa launched at Womex2013
Africans for Africa launched at Womex2013

A North-South collaboration was launched at Womex 13 by the Africans for Africa Network. The collaboration takes the form of a two-week residency programme and two public events taking place at the Emthonjeni Arts in South Africa in December 2013, in partnership with Mali's the Festival au Desert.

30 Oct 2013

MTN Cameroon sponsors over 2000 girls' education
MTN Cameroon sponsors over 2000 girls' education

2100 Cameroonian girls aged between 6 and 15, mainly from Northern Cameroon, an area ravaged by poverty, started school last month at the beginning of the country's school calendar after MTN Cameroon resolved to sponsor their education for the next six years.

30 Oct 2013

Alliance Media empowers girls in Ghana
Alliance Media empowers girls in Ghana

This month of August marks women's month in South Africa. Alliance Media has taken this theme to Ghana where they are empowering young girls to overcome their challenges and live their dreams.

Issued by Alliance Media 16 Aug 2013

Operation Smile receives fuel sponsorship from Engen
Operation Smile receives fuel sponsorship from Engen

African energy company Engen will once again cover the fuel costs of Operation Smile's Medical Mission in Ghana for 2013.

23 Jul 2013

Economic empowerment for women in Gambia
Economic empowerment for women in Gambia

A Foundation for Rural Education, Wildlife and Environment - The Gambia (Forewengam) is a charitable organisation registered in The Gambia, West Africa, which is working towards sustainable development since its inception in 2004.

22 Jul 2013

Airtel invests in Gabon's commercial and social programs
Airtel invests in Gabon's commercial and social programs

Airtel has committed to investing $125 million in Gabon following discussions at the recent New York Forum in Libreville. The New York Forum Africa, was held in Libreville in collaboration with the government of Gabon. The New York Forum Africa 2013 focused on the initiatives necessary to make several opportunities a reality.

24 Jun 2013

Orange African Social Venture Prize returns in 2013
Orange African Social Venture Prize returns in 2013

Following on from the success of the first two programmes run in 2011 and 2012, Orange, the telecommunications corporation, has launched the third Orange African Social Venture Prize. The project promotes social innovations in support of developments that use Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

14 May 2013

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