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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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African Petroleum Producers Organization executive retreat explores Africa’s oil & gas future in the age of energy transition

African intergovernmental organization the African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO) held an executive retreat to discuss the future of the African oil and gas sector...

Dr. Olakounlé Yabi: Faced with the threat of regional disintegration in West Africa, resignation is not an option

In 2014, when I was working to launch the citizen think tank WATHI, I wrote the following in the concept note I proposed to...

War in Gaza sparks surge in maritime attacks; Guinea gulf emerges as global piracy hotspot

Given as much as 90% of international trade is transported across oceans, maritime safety is critical. Thirty years ago, the global shipping fleet lost...

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...

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Chad: Mahamat Idriss Deby sworn in as President as Allamaye Halina named new Premier

Chad’s newly elected president, Mahamat Idriss Deby, has been sworn in to succeed his late father after three years as an interim leader under...

South Africa: Court rules Jacob Zuma ineligible to contest for election

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has been barred from running for parliament in next week’s general election. The Constitutional Court ruled on Monday that Zuma’s...

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...

Science & Health

Lesotho: Improving access to quality healthcare services

13th June 2024, marked a significant milestone in Lesotho’s healthcare history as Maseru District Hospital and Eye Clinic, a specialized hospital equipped with advanced...

Kenya: Redhill Cancer Hospital and Siemens Healthineers to create Africa’s most comprehensive Cancer Center

Memorandum of Understanding signed to elevate quality and expand coverage of cancer care in Kenya; Vision to improve regional access to cancer care beyond...

Inger Andersen: If we are to lower food prices and support farmers, we need to restore land

In recent years, people everywhere have endured soaring food prices, coupled with growing concerns for the wellbeing of those who produce food. There are multiple reasons for these...
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Policy & Governance

Countries are not transparent enough on debt and social spending – Open Budget Survey

Amid historic levels of crippling global debt, the Open Budget Survey finds that countries are not sufficiently transparent and accountable about how they are...

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...

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Malinne Blomberg: Dig deep to aim high – How to use mining to unlock Mauritania’s potential

These are exciting times in Mauritania. This nation connecting West and  North Africa is transforming its economy through mining, green hydrogen, and natural gas....

African Petroleum Producers Organization executive retreat explores Africa’s oil & gas future in the age of energy transition

African intergovernmental organization the African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO) held an executive retreat to discuss the future of the African oil and gas sector...

Minister Mantashe to highlight South Africa’s plans for oil and gas development at African Energy Week

South Africa released its draft Gas Master Plan (GMP), a policy instrument that aims to establish a secure supply of gas by diversifying options...

NJ Ayuk selected as leading practitioner in Who’s Who Legal Energy 2024

African Energy Chamber executive chairman NJ Ayuk has been selected as one of the world’s leading practitioners in the Who’s Who Legal (WWL): Energy 2024 report....

Malinne Blomberg: Dig deep to aim high – How to use mining to unlock Mauritania’s potential

These are exciting times in Mauritania. This nation connecting West and  North Africa is transforming its economy through mining, green hydrogen, and natural gas....
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Society & Culture

World Rum Day – A celebration of rich heritage and diverse flavours of rum

Every 2nd Saturday of the month of July, Rum enthusiasts across the world come together to celebrate the diversity, unique flavors, craftmanship and the...

Equipped for greatness – Her Summit returns for its third edition in September

Her Network, a global inspirational and lifestyle platform for women, is thrilled to announce the return of Her Summit for its third edition. Scheduled...

Kenya: 2024 NBO LitFest held at Kaloleni and Eastlands libraries

Book Bunk and Hay Festival successfully co-hosted the 2024 edition of NBO Litfest that was held in Nairobi’s Kaloleni and Eastlands Libraries over the...

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Nigeria’s Ekperikpe Ekpo to deliver keynote adress at African Energy Week 2024

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Ekperikpe Ekpo will deliver a keynote address at the African Energy Week (AEW): Invest in African Energy 2024 conference, taking place in...

NJ Ayuk selected as leading practitioner in Who’s Who Legal Energy 2024

African Energy Chamber executive chairman NJ Ayuk has been selected as one of the world’s leading practitioners in the Who’s Who Legal (WWL): Energy 2024 report....

Africa Finance Corporation appoints Banji Fehintola as executive director of financial services

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), has appointed Banji Fehintola as its new executive director of financial services, effective August 1st. Banji brings extensive financial expertise and leadership...

Africa Energy Expo 2024 attracts high-profile speakers and stakeholders aimed at shaping the continent’s energy landscape

Informa Markets, organisers of the first edition of the Africa Energy Expo (AEE), have confirmed that government Ministers from three African countries will join...

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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RS South Africa taps Kenya’s Hydromatics as reseller partner in East Africa

RS South Africa, a trading brand of RS Group plc (LSE: RS1), a global provider of product and service solutions for industrial customers, has...

African Development Bank and the US collaborate to accelerate Africa’s digital transformation

The African Development Bank and The U.S. Commercial Service have announced a new strategic collaboration in a move to drive digital transformation across Africa. Unveiled...

African Economic Conference 2022 urges development community to “walk the talk” on innovative solutions to fight climate change

The 17th African Economic Conference ended on Sunday with a charge to the development community and governments to take decisive actions to address climate...