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Time to change course, not double down on failing Green Revolution

It is welcome to see the response by the chair of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa’s board, former Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam...

Why criticism against ‘green revolution’ is growing

When the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation launched the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in 2006, it...

Groups call for stop to AGRA funding as hunger crisis worsens in Africa 

Billions of dollars in aid and subsidies for industrial agriculture in Africa are harming food security and worsening malnutrition in one of the world’s...

African Union and World Health Organization urge for swift action against childhood tuberculosis

The African Union and the World Health Organization (WHO) have called for immediate and comprehensive measures to end the significant toll of tuberculosis among...
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Africa Affairs

Explosive weapons are harming civilians in Sudan

The two warring armed forces in Sudan have repeatedly used explosive weapons in urban areas that have caused loss of civilian life and property, damaged critical...

UN boss outlines challenges facing Burundi

Armed groups – both local and foreign – must lay down their arms in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and efforts must...

Madagascar’s president named winner of 2023 Babacar Ndiaye super prize

The Africa Road Builders Selection Committee has named Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina, the winner of the prestigious Babacar Ndiaye Trophy, for his commitment to...

Secure and immediate access is needed for lifesaving aid in Sudan

Fighting in Sudan must stop now before the conflict and the spreading humanitarian catastrophe further ravage the country and the region, UN Secretary-General António...

WFP resumes operations in Sudan, amid full-blown humanitarian ‘catastrophe’

The World Food Programme (WFP) had paused its life-saving activities after three staff were killed in North Darfur on 15 April, the first day of...

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Rapidly shrinking civic space and decline in freedoms in Zimbabwe 43 years after independence

Zimbabweans are marking forty-three years of independence from colonial rule amid the reality of a rapidly shrinking civic space, including criminalisation of dissent and...

Women and displaced persons in Jonglei believe that a permanent constitution will positively impact their status

The world’s youngest nation has begun the process of drafting a permanent constitution, a critical opportunity for the South Sudanese to agree to the...

Women’s leadership is slowed by patriarchal norms in Kenya elections

A 16 per cent increase in women-held elective seats was one of the successes of Kenya’s 2022 General Election. But for many women aspirants,...

Women in power in 2023: New data shows progress but wide regional gaps

More women than ever hold political decision-making posts worldwide, but gender parity is still far off, according to the 2023 edition of the IPU-UN Women...

US statement on 2023 Presidential Election results in Nigeria

The United States congratulates the people of Nigeria, President-elect Bola Tinubu, and all political leaders following the declaration by Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission...

Science & Health

Is AI the answer to Africa’s healthcare sector woes?

The African healthcare industry faces an immediate challenge: a dire shortage of skilled professionals, leading to alarmingly low doctor and nurse-to-population ratios in many...

Burundi commits to double solar power capacity

Burundi has officially inaugurated the country’s first utility-scale solar field, as part of a push to leverage renewable energy for improved access to electricity...

How ecotaxes on polluting goods are channeled to eco-friendly community adaptation in Benin

Moussoula Gado, 47, couldn’t afford a small petrol generator so she used to struggle to carry heavy buckets of water on her head from...
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Policy & Governance

Burundi commits to double solar power capacity

Burundi has officially inaugurated the country’s first utility-scale solar field, as part of a push to leverage renewable energy for improved access to electricity...

African nations steer towards reducing deaths due to road accidents

Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death among African youth, so governments across the continent have resolved to drive in a new unified...

BIZ & TECH

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Vertiv reinforces Nigerian footprint with new office, showroom in Lagos

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, is continuing to invest in the African continent, today announcing the opening of...

Kuda Mukova: Where can an impact investor make greatest mark in Africa? 

Africa is a continent of contradictions. The scars left behind by its many nations' storied histories, as well as the new wounds opened by...

Johannesburg to host Airbnb Africa Travel Summit this October

Policymakers, tourism experts, innovators and changemakers will gather for the Airbnb Africa Travel Summit to explore the role technology can play in driving...

Louis Strydom: Crafting Africa’s green transition with precision

The call for a green revolution is no longer a distant echo; it's the resounding demand of the present. Much like an artisan weaver...

Newly launched SanlamAllianz to provide insurance and financial services in 27 African markets

Sanlam, Africa’s largest non-banking financial services provider, and Allianz, one of the world’s leading insurers and financial services providers are pleased to announce that...
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Society & Culture

MORE THAN FOOTBALL: How Spanish club CD Leganés is charting new path for African talent development

Spanish football team Club Deportivo Leganés has outlined its African initiatives that will go beyond identifying and supporting talent. In a video conference with Kenyan...

YAKWETU named first-ever winner from Africa at WIPO Global Awards

Kenyan entertainment technology start-up YAKWETU Online Limited has today been honoured as one of the seven winners of the 2023 WIPO Global Awards, at...

Spotify, Blankets & Wine team up for electrifying Nairobi show

Whether you were one of the fans from all over Nairobi who headed to Blankets and Wine at the Laureate Garden on Sunday, or...

Africa Latest
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Liquid Dataport launches first terrestrial data superhighway connecting Mombasa to Johannesburg

Liquid Dataport, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, today announced it has launched the first terrestrial fibre connecting Mombasa to Johannesburg. This new route, including a breakthrough...

Madagascar’s president named winner of 2023 Babacar Ndiaye super prize

The Africa Road Builders Selection Committee has named Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina, the winner of the prestigious Babacar Ndiaye Trophy, for his commitment to...

Secure and immediate access is needed for lifesaving aid in Sudan

Fighting in Sudan must stop now before the conflict and the spreading humanitarian catastrophe further ravage the country and the region, UN Secretary-General António...

Zambia becomes fourth country to launch Africa’s growing streaming platform

Africa's fast-growing streaming platform, Wi-flix, has expanded its presence to Zambia following the launch of its packages with mobile telecommunications giant MTN. With success already...

AfriLINK

International Women’s Day 2023: Boomplay is driving equality and equity through music streaming

As the world celebrates and shines a spotlight on women for this year's International Women's Day and women's month, we look at Kenya's music...

Kenya: Amref Sacco hands over KES3.8 million borehole to Waithaka Special School

The Amref Savings and Credit Co-operative Society (Amref Sacco) has handed over a KES3.8 million borehole to Waithaka Special School in Dagoretti South Constituency, Nairobi County. The...
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WFP resumes operations in Sudan, amid full-blown humanitarian ‘catastrophe’

The World Food Programme (WFP) had paused its life-saving activities after three staff were killed in North Darfur on 15 April, the first day of...

Local elections present chance to advance peace in Central African Republic

United Nations (UN) Special Representative Valentine Rugwabiza reported on recent progress by the Government, including in election preparations and security sector reform. Political engagement with...

Algeria’s economy stays the course for transition

Algeria's economy continued to recover in the first half of 2022, led by a return of oil production to pre-pandemic levels and a continued...