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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

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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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Lesotho: How mobile technologies are saving thousands

The Vodafone Foundation announced a mobile-based HIV programme in Lesotho to treat those living with HIV...

9 Dec 2016

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Madagascar faces dire food insecurity

UN food agencies call for urgent action to address southern Madagascar's worsening food insecurity, as $67 million is needed in food aid and farming support for the upcoming planting season...

23 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

TB social mobilisation campaign in southern Africa
TB social mobilisation campaign in southern Africa

A social mobilisation campaign to reach over 50 000 high-risk mineworkers and ex-mineworkers who may have contracted TB, has been launched in Southern Africa...

15 Nov 2016

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Drought-hit Zimbabwe farmers look to science to save crops

Science is providing a glimmer of hope for smallholder maize farmers in Zimbabwe...

10 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

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Mozambique solar power agreement

Scatec Solar and Norfund sign power purchase agreement for Mozambique's first large scale solar plant...

3 Nov 2016

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Severe southern African drought to worsen - UN

The impact of the most severe drought to hit southern Africa in 35 years is expected to worsen in the coming months, a UN climate envoy warned on Friday.

1 Nov 2016

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UN agencies scale up efforts to save lives in Southern Madagascar

In Madagascar, 92% of the population lives on less than $2/day, and the situation in the chronically semi-arid South is pushing hundreds of thousands close to the edge of disaster...

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

Madagascar receives emergency food aid
Madagascar receives emergency food aid

World Food Programme scales up emergency operations in southern Madagascar which has been hard hit by this year's El Niño, which resulted in reduced rains for southern Africa...

14 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

Ericsson, Grundfos launch drinking water 'ATMs'
Ericsson, Grundfos launch drinking water 'ATMs'

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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African Leaders urged to invest more in agriculture

Green revolution Forum panellists discussed ways to transform agriculture in Africa, technological advancement for farmers and the empowerment of women and youth...

16 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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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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Australian drought assistance to Southern Africa

Australia will provide $10 million to the World Food Programme to deliver food and nutritional support to 11.9 million drought-affected people in countries in southern Africa...

5 Sep 2016

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Research funding for African scientists for climate change solutions

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

5 Sep 2016

Conserving the Angolan highlands with two new parks
Conserving the Angolan highlands with two new parks

Two new parks, Mavinga and Luengue-Luiana, have been established in the Angolan highlands and encompass 6.8 million hectares...

5 Sep 2016

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Gender inequality costs Africa USD95bn a year - UN

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
African leaders commit to empowering youth, women to transform Africa

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...

30 Aug 2016

Japan contributes US$5 million for emergency food aid in Southern Africa
Japan contributes US$5 million for emergency food aid in Southern Africa

Japan contributes US$5 million for the World Food Programme to provide food assistance to more than 300,000 drought-affected people in the four countries worst affected by El Nino...

22 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

'Share the Meal' app fundraises for scholars affected by drought
'Share the Meal' app fundraises for scholars affected by drought

WFP's Share the Meal app fundraises for school children affected by El Niño drought in Malawi...

5 Aug 2016

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Emergency food aid for drought-ravaged Malawi

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) begins unprecedented emergency food relief operation in drought-hit Malawi...

28 Jul 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

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