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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...

How network innovations make offices greener and smarter

The Covid-19 pandemic's first year saw an unprecedented 5.4 percent drop in carbon emissions, attributable to people being unable to travel or visit the...
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Africa Affairs

African Legal Support Facility appoints Akere Muna as goodwill ambassador

The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) has appointed Akere Muna, an eminent lawyer and international legal consultant, as Goodwill Ambassador, marking a new chapter...

East African Community calls for cross-border cooperation to counter terrorism and transnational organized crime

The EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of Infrastructure, Productive, Social and Political Sectors, Hon. Andrea Aguer Ariik Malueth has called on Partner States...

African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) congratulates Puntland President on his re-election

The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) extends heartfelt congratulations to the President of Puntland State of Somalia, Said Abdullahi Deni, on his...

Africa seeks to accelerate establishment of AU financial institutions

The African Union is convening a consultative forum to assess the implementation of the African Union Financial Institutions (AUFIs). The meeting scheduled for 13- 15 December...

AVOI 2023: Progress in visa openness in Africa to ease cross border travel, trade and regional integration

Africa is making strides in its visa openness policies boding well for cross-border travel, ease of movement, and trade in 2024 and beyond. The...

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Super election year increases risks of political violence warns Allianz

With an unprecedented 'super-cycle' of elections in 2024, almost half the world's population will go to the polls before the year is out. According...

Anna Collard: Deepfakes a worrying trend in the run-up to elections

More than four billion people worldwide will take part in elections this year, including in the US, UK, India, and South Africa. However, the increasing...

NJ Ayuk: Remembering the legacy of President Hage Geingob, a true African giant

On Monday morning, February 4, many of us woke to the news of the tragic passing of Namibian President Hage Geingob. The death of this...

D. Kumbungu: Corneille Nangaa, the revolutionary courage for development in DRC?

His political radicalization and his determination to draw on all available means to oust Félix Tshisekedi from power in Kinshasa seem to have found...

Burkina Faso: Amnesty Interational calls for the release of human rights defender Daouda Diallo, and end discriminatory conscription of independent voices

More than fifty days since Dr. Daouda Diallo, Secretary-General of the Collective Against Impunity and Community Stigmatization (CISC), forcibly disappeared, Amnesty International today calls...

Science & Health

Kenyans have greatest vitality globally but also suffer most from burnout: Cigna Healthcare

The Cigna Healthcare Vitality Study has identified Kenyans as enjoying the most vitality out of the 12 markets analyzed. The global health services company...

Ivory Coast: Community health workers use bikes to tackle malaria in remote villages

According to the WHO, 94% of malaria cases and 95% (580,000) of malaria deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa, with children under five most severely impacted,...

Tanzania: Over 5 million girls to receive HPV vaccine to combat cervical cancer

The Ministry of Health of the United Republic of Tanzania, in partnership with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), UNICEF, and the World Health Organization...
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Policy & Governance

Afrobarometer CEO highlights crucial role of data in effective governance

Data is the lighthouse that guides effective governance, offering clarity in policy making, resource allocation, and strategic planning,” Afrobarometer CEO Joseph Asunka said Monday...

AVOI 2023: Progress in visa openness in Africa to ease cross border travel, trade and regional integration

Africa is making strides in its visa openness policies boding well for cross-border travel, ease of movement, and trade in 2024 and beyond. The...

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Miranda Abraham: After years in the cold, there are signs of renewed investor interest in Africa as of 2024

Over the past few years, African debt markets have faced significant challenges due to a combination of factors including soft global economic conditions, the...

Friends of the earth but not friends of Africa – How an environmental group is deepening African energy poverty

The second annual Invest in African Energy Forum was held in Paris from May 14-15, uniting over 750 African officials and global investors with...

Miranda Abraham: After years in the cold, there are signs of renewed investor interest in Africa as of 2024

Over the past few years, African debt markets have faced significant challenges due to a combination of factors including soft global economic conditions, the...

Dr. Helal and Mutimura: Role of financial services in achieving financial inclusion in Rwanda and beyond

The momentum of financial inclusion programmes is progressively strengthened as financial institutions, businesses and consumers embrace cashless convenience and digital payments that are secure...

Tuna Yemisci: From big to better data – putting AI trends into practice

Organisations have traditionally valued volume, velocity, and variety as the classic drivers of 'big data'. However, as we start to explore the promise of...
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Society & Culture

An epic journey told through individual narratives – InDrive

How does a startup, founded far from the advantages and resources of the world’s tech hubs, go on to reach unicorn status? And more...

Kenyan thriller Thief premieres in Nairobi

Thief, an electrifying thriller, directed by Andrew Odera and Kiwo Maole, premiered to critical acclaim at Century Cinemax in Two Rivers Mall, Nairobi, on...

Kugali Series “Iwájú” airs across Africa on Disney Channel

First-of-its-kind Collaboration Between Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pan-African Entertainment Company Kugali; Original Animated Series Set In A Futuristic Lagos; Special Premiere, Repeat, and Marathon Broadcasts...

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What South Sudan can learn from neighboring gold producers

While remaining underexplored, South Sudan is considered to hold significant commercial quantities of mineral resources. A nascent gold mining sector in the country offers established producers the opportunity to...

PayRetailers expands to Africa in a bid to strengthen its presence

PayRetailers, the leading payment processor for Latin America is pleased to announce its new expansion to Africa. With coverage across four countries, the company...

CLG appoints Cosby Manuel Oliveira Toichoa as MD for Equatorial Guinea

Pan-African legal and business advisory firm CLG has appointed Mr. Cosby Manuel Oliveira Toichoa as Managing Director for Equatorial Guinea. Oliveira will undertake the...

Burkina Faso: Number of children facing emergency hunger levels set to surge as rainy season approaches

The number of children in Burkina Faso facing emergency levels of hunger looks set to surge fivefold to about 210,000 by the middle of...

AfriLINK

How to improve indoor air quality and breathe easier – LG Electronics

As we go about our daily lives, we often overlook a critical aspect of our well-being: the quality of the air we breathe. When...

Smart home forecast: What’s in store for 2024?

Nowadays, the phrase ‘home is where the tech is’ defines modern living, as South Africans increasingly adopt smart home innovations. These advancements are continuing...
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EMT team deployed in Somalia as WHO scales up efforts to strengthen trauma care services

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Country Office in Somalia recently deployed an emergency medical team (EMT) in Mogadishu to support trauma care and also...

Top 5 service contracts by value signed in Angola in 2022/23

While Angola already represents one of the largest oil producers in Africa, the country is targeting heightened exploration and production across both mature and...

Research and development are key to Africa’s industrialization and economic diversification

Investing in research and development by African countries will deliver sustainable industrialization and economic diversification on the continent, says Antonio Pedro, Acting Executive Secretary...