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Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggs
Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggs

As Easter approaches, all over the world orders ramp up for chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs. But, have you ever thought about where chocolate comes from and its environmental impact?

18 Apr 2019

Smart housing could help reduce environmental impact of rapidly urbanising Africa
Smart housing could help reduce environmental impact of rapidly urbanising Africa

Hundreds of millions more Africans are predicted to live in cities over the next three decades as the continent rapidly urbanises...

18 Apr 2019

2019 WSIS Forum concludes highlighting contributions of tech in achieving SDGs
2019 WSIS Forum concludes highlighting contributions of tech in achieving SDGs

The recently concluded 10th World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum emphasised the importance of the WSIS Action Lines as a key United Nations framework for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals...

17 Apr 2019

Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: the challenges that await the UN
Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: the challenges that await the UN

Seventy years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), we do not only have cause to complain, far from it...

By Olivier de Frouville 16 Apr 2019

World Bank unveils plan to strengthen human capital in Africa
World Bank unveils plan to strengthen human capital in Africa

The World Bank has launched its Africa Human Capital Plan, a new plan to help African countries strengthen their human capital by enabling the continent's young people to grow up with optimal health and equipped with the right skills to compete in the digitising global economy...

12 Apr 2019

Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban change
Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban change

Every year, the world's most "liveable" cities are celebrated, in city rankings published by Mercer, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Monocle Magazine...

By Jenny McArthur and Tim Moonen 12 Apr 2019

Africa and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Dignity for all
Africa and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Dignity for all

African countries barely existed when the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Paris, France in 1948, three years after the end of the Second World War...

By Franck Kuwonu 9 Apr 2019

Cyclone Idai shows why long-term disaster resilience is so crucial
Cyclone Idai shows why long-term disaster resilience is so crucial

Cyclone Idai struck Beira, the fourth largest city in Mozambique, in mid-March with torrential rains and winds of more than 190 km per hour...

By Channing Arndt and Claudia Ringler 5 Apr 2019

Three ways cities can help feed the world, without costing the Earth
Three ways cities can help feed the world, without costing the Earth

Climate change is underway, and human activities such as urbanisation, industrialisation and food production are key contributors...

By Silvio Caputo 4 Apr 2019

Khumo Theko, trend spotter at Flux Trends.
Brands, pay attention to these new urban tribes

Khumo Theko, trend spotter at Flux Trends highlights and identifies new urban tribes that brands should be aware of when communicating to their consumers...

By Juanita Pienaar 3 Apr 2019

Winners of the 2019 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship revealed
Winners of the 2019 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship revealed

The Skoll Foundation has announced the five winners of the 2019 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship...

2 Apr 2019

New study: Improved housing doubles in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2000-2015
New study: Improved housing doubles in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2000-2015

A new study published in the Nature International Journal of Science has revealed that improved housing had doubled in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2015...

1 Apr 2019

Mark Eddo, Yonov Agah, Paul Holthus and David Luke at ABEF2018.
Tunis to host 2019 Africa Blue Economy Forum

Capital city of Tunisia, Tunis, will host the second Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) set for 25-26 June this year...

1 Apr 2019

FMCG recycling commitments no cure for plastic crisis
FMCG recycling commitments no cure for plastic crisis

The launch of the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance by consumer goods companies including Diageo, Unilever, The Coca Cola Company and Nestlé is not a cure-all for the plastic crisis...

29 Mar 2019

Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation
Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation

By efficient management, the sustainable exploitation of resources in oceans, seas, lakes and rivers - also known as the blue economy - could contribute up to $1.5tn to the global economy...

By Ruth Waruhiu 25 Mar 2019

Cyclone Idai: Rich countries are to blame for disasters like this - here's how they can make amends
Cyclone Idai: Rich countries are to blame for disasters like this - here's how they can make amends

The tropical cyclone rampaging south-eastern Africa has been described as one of the worst disasters ever to strike the southern hemisphere, with up to 2.6 million people potentially affected...

By Michael Mikulewicz and Tahseen Jafry 25 Mar 2019

Climate change: Africa confronts global warming
Climate change: Africa confronts global warming

Record global greenhouse gas emissions are putting the world on a path toward unacceptable warming, with serious implications for development prospects in Africa...

By Dan Shepard 22 Mar 2019

African Development Bank doubles its commitment to climate finance
African Development Bank doubles its commitment to climate finance

The African Development Bank will double its climate finance commitments for the period 2020-2025, the organisation's president Akinwumi Adesina revealed at the recent One Planet Summit in Nairobi, Kenya...

19 Mar 2019

Botswana joins list of African countries reviewing gay rights
Botswana joins list of African countries reviewing gay rights

Botswana's High Court is considering a challenge to the provisions of the penal code criminalising consensual same-sex relations in the country...

By Andrew Novak 19 Mar 2019

#GlobalRecyclingDay: Coca-Cola's plan to tackle the plastic waste problem in Africa
#GlobalRecyclingDay: Coca-Cola's plan to tackle the plastic waste problem in Africa

In line with its World Without Waste campaign, The Coca-Cola Company is accelerating the collection and recycling of PET plastic bottles across Southern and East Africa...

18 Mar 2019

Delivering on climate resilience in Africa
Delivering on climate resilience in Africa

Climate resilience must be at the heart of all investments across Africa. Knowledge is the critical ingredient to move the scale of climate resilience...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Mar 2019

#FutureFit Yourself: Why diversity inclusion requires a restoration strategy
#FutureFit Yourself: Why diversity inclusion requires a restoration strategy

Carmen Murray lists simple starting points for businesses to start the process of restoration...

By Carmen Murray 14 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: How Ramona Kasavan is taking Mimi Women to the rest of Africa
#SeamlessSA: How Ramona Kasavan is taking Mimi Women to the rest of Africa

Ramona Kasavan is taking over Africa one sanitary towel at a time. She started her company, Mimi Women, after seeing large numbers of girls missing school over their monthly menses...

By Maroefah Smith 14 Mar 2019

Migration and displacement: the human face of climate change
Migration and displacement: the human face of climate change

The World Economic Report on Global Risk by the World Bank lists elements of climate change and climate risk in its top 10 list of risks the world faces today...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Mar 2019

Port Louis remains Africa's top city in Mercer's 2019 Quality of Living Ranking
Port Louis remains Africa's top city in Mercer's 2019 Quality of Living Ranking

According to the Mercer 2019 Quality of Living ranking, in Africa, Port Louis in Mauritius was the city with the best quality of living and also its safest.

14 Mar 2019

How data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning
How data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning

Access to reliable and affordable electricity brings many benefits. It supports the growth of small businesses, allows students to study at night and protects health...

By Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña, Joseph Mutale, Mathaios Panteli, and Pierluigi Mancarella 14 Mar 2019

Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainability
Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainability

Millions of Africans still suffer from water shortages due to problems of uneven distribution and management of existing supplies...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Mar 2019

Private sector funding essential to combat climate change in Africa
Private sector funding essential to combat climate change in Africa

An excess of $100bn will be required to meet Africa's infrastructure needs over the next decade...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Mar 2019

Nairobi ready to welcome One Planet Summit to Africa
Nairobi ready to welcome One Planet Summit to Africa

The third One Planet Summit will make its debut in Africa this week, hosted in Nairobi, Kenya on 14 March...

13 Mar 2019

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