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Impact on food security in Africa
Impact on food security in Africa

Despite the considerable opportunities trade creates in moving goods from surplus to deficit areas, the trade aspect in addressing food security and climate change in Africa seems to be largely missing.

26 May 2017

Incubation model helps social entrepreneurs
Incubation model helps social entrepreneurs

Over 1 million African children's lives improved by local social entrepreneurs in Africa...

25 May 2017

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Ethiopia drought creates food crisis for 7.7 million

The number of people in need of food aid in Ethiopia's drought-hit regions has surged to 7.7 million...

1 May 2017

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Ethiopian startup accepted into Silicon Valley water innovation accelerator

Ethiopian water network management startup Triple Bottom Line Enterprises has been accepted into the Silicon Valley-based water innovation accelerator ImagineH2O...

By Tom Jackson 21 Apr 2017

Halima Aliko Dangote
New York's Africa Center gets fundraising push

Dangote Group to launch fundraising for The Africa Center in New York City...

24 Mar 2017

New Red Cross app to optimise services
New Red Cross app to optimise services

The Red Cross Society of Côte d'Ivoire has launched a new app to “digitise and optimise” its services to humanity…

20 Mar 2017

Microsoft launches East African #Insiders4Good fellowship programme
Microsoft launches East African #Insiders4Good fellowship programme

Microsoft has launched East Africa's first #Insiders4Good fellowship programme affording entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their solutions for social challenges in communities…

20 Mar 2017

Tigo Tanzania Managing Director, Diego Gutierrez (right), hands over a dummy cheque to Nancy Sumari, (right, in white).
Social entrepreneur projects awarded in Tanzania

Tigo Tanzania awards $40,000 to support projects run by local social entrepreneurs in annual Change-Makers' competition…

17 Mar 2017

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People in need of aid in famine-hit South Sudan

The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan is rapidly escalating, and hunger and malnutrition have reached new disturbing levels. By July 2017, 5.5 million will be severely food insecure…

7 Mar 2017

Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees
Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees

UNHCR and WFP are concerned that sustained cuts to food assistance will have severe nutrition and protection-related consequences for refugees…

24 Feb 2017

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World must act now to save lives in Somalia, UN agencies warn

The drought that the northern regions have struggled with for the last year has now spread throughout Somalia, threatening an already fragile population battered by decades of conflict…

20 Feb 2017

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Africa's first city ‘Resilience Strategy' unveiled for Dakar

Dakar unveils Africa's first ‘Resilience Strategy' in Partnership with 100 resilient cities…

3 Feb 2017

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UK to boost jobs and trade in Tanzania

Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel launches the DFID Economic Development strategy at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa…

2 Feb 2017

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17 million face hunger in Horn of Africa due to drought

With very little rain in the last weeks and none expected for two months, more than 17 million people face hunger in the Horn of Africa…

30 Jan 2017

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New drought risks in Ethiopia put recovery at risk

FAO targets pastoralists in Ethiopia's southern regions facing failed rains on heels of a calamitous El Niño…

23 Jan 2017

Third annual WiSci girls STEAM camp in Malawi
Third annual WiSci girls STEAM camp in Malawi

100 secondary school girls from Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, and the United States will work together to build their science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics (STEAM) skills to address the prevalent gender gap…

17 Jan 2017

Development of renewable energies in Senegal
Development of renewable energies in Senegal

Engie has been selected for the Dakar TER project, in partnership with Thales, for the development of renewable energies in Senegal…

13 Jan 2017

Soroti Solar Plant
East Africa's largest solar plant starts operations

Uganda's new 10 megawatt solar power facility is the country's first grid-connected solar plant and will generate clean, low-carbon, sustainable electricity to 40,000 homes, schools and businesses...

13 Dec 2016

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Call for agriculture to be central to Africa's development

Over 300 participants attended the African Economic Conference this week, with the theme, 'Feed Africa: Towards Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth'...

9 Dec 2016

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South Sudan: Escalating food crisis in 2017, FAO warns

Economic downturn and insecurity cripple food production and trade in South Sudan...

22 Nov 2016

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Africa Day at COP22: moving forward on climate change commitment

The Africa Day event had the dual themes of 'Moving from Commitment to Action with Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)'and 'The Africa Renewable Energy Initiative: Moving Forward'...

21 Nov 2016

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African leaders in Morocco to unify stance on global warming

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...

18 Nov 2016

Addressing Africa's biggest social challenges
Addressing Africa's biggest social challenges

Acumen and GE support social enterprises across East and West Africa to build inclusive businesses that tackle the problems of poverty...

11 Nov 2016

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Africa hit worst by extreme weather in 2015

Four of the 10 countries hammered hardest in 2015 by climate-boosted extreme weather are in Africa...

9 Nov 2016

Panelists in a discussion during the official launch of the 5th annual Tigo Digital Changemakers’ award in Dar es Salaam on 18th October 2016.
Tigo Tanzania launches 5th Annual Digital Changemakers' Award

This year's award has new focus on education, digital inclusion and business entrepreneurship...

27 Oct 2016

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Drought, hunger add to South Sudan's woes

A serious food crisis in the north of South Sudan is reaching critical levels, as a biting drought across much of east Africa serves up even more woes for the troubled country...

26 Oct 2016

Pay as you go solar power
Pay-as-you-go solar power growth in Africa

Solar Freedom Africa is another PAYG energy startup making waves in this critical sector in Africa...

By Tom Jackson 24 Oct 2016

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Food aid arrives for Sudan

The United States and WFP welcome a second ship carrying critical food commodities for Sudan, which will be used to assist more than 2 million vulnerable people across the country...

20 Oct 2016

Masen sponsors Africa renewable Energy Forum
Masen sponsors Africa renewable Energy Forum

Taking place from 2-4 November 2016 in Marrakech, the Africa Renewable Energy Forum will provide a unique platform for networking and knowledge sharing...

29 Sep 2016

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Five million Somalis now food insecure

Over 300,000 Somali children under five are acutely malnourished, with more than 50,000 children who are severely malnourished...

27 Sep 2016

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