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Episode 192: Zero Negative Energy launch with Adidas.

Date: 20 Oct 2016
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According to International Energy Agency projections, almost one billion people in sub-Saharan Africa will gain access to the power grid by 2040...

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African leaders met in Morocco this week on the sidelines of UN climate talks to agree a joint stance to fight global warming on the continent...

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Ericsson, Grundfos have established a partnership to provide water ATMs that dispenses water and supports sustainable water management...

23 Sep 2016

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15 Sep 2016

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14 Sep 2016

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14 Sep 2016

Japan helps fight hunger and boost nutrition in Africa
Japan helps fight hunger and boost nutrition in Africa

World Food Programme welcomes support from Japan to provide vital food aid and nutrition assistance in Africa...

14 Sep 2016

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Ericsson and Galaxy Backbone, the government ICT shared services provider in Nigeria, have formed a partnership to design and deploy ICT based solutions to Nigeria...

13 Sep 2016

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Web TV aims to boost youth interest in African farming

Agribusiness TV is an internet television station which aims to inspire youth interest in farming in Burkina Faso and further afield in Africa...

8 Sep 2016

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Canada commits $22.6 Million to support training of African Mathematical Scientists on climate change solutions...

5 Sep 2016

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The UN has urged African nations to close a gender gap that is costing an estimated $95 billion (84 billion euros) a year in lost economic potential...

30 Aug 2016

African leaders commit to empowering youth, women to transform Africa
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African, Japanese and other leaders at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), in Nairobi, will empower youth and women to transform Africa...

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24 Aug 2016

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Measures towards zero hunger in Africa

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16 Aug 2016

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18 Jul 2016

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

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Teaching food production to families in Egypt
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