#BizTrends2019: Key trends in wellness and ethical retail for 2019

The focus of innovation in the conscious consumption space is certainly not trend based. The environmental and health issues facing the planet are so pressing...

By Robyn Smith 24 Jan 2019

New report: Almost 36 million Ethiopian children lack access to basic social services

88% of the 41 million children under the age of 18 in Ethiopia are multi-dimensionally poor, according to a new report...

22 Jan 2019

ECA launches Africa Poverty Clock

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECS) launched the Africa Poverty Clock late last year in Addis Ababa as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations...

3 Jan 2019

Pan-African Forum to promote a culture of peace on the continent

UNESCO and Angola to establish Biennale of Luanda, a Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace...

2 Jan 2019

12 African social enterprises awarded funding from Google

The winners of the first Google Impact Challenge Africa award were announced last week...

4 Dec 2018

'World's worst environmental disaster' set to be repeated with controversial new dam in Africa

Encompassing swathes of Ethiopia, South Sudan and Kenya, the Omo-Turkana Basin is one of the oldest landscapes in the world that is known to have been inhabited by Homo sapiens...

By Timothy Clack 29 Nov 2018

Africa to feature on Al Gore's 8th annual 24 Hours of Reality broadcast

The Climate Reality Project's eighth annual 24 Hours of Reality broadcast will showcase South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East and North Africa...

23 Nov 2018

Empowering women lies at the centre of controlling population growth in Africa

I think about the future of my continent in terms of three questions: Are Africans healthy? Do they have access to a good education? And do they have opportunities to apply their skills?

By Alex Ezeh 28 Sep 2018

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

#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

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

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

2018 Zayed Sustainability Prize open for entries

The Zayed Sustainability Prize is now open for entries from across Africa...

6 Jun 2018

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