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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

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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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...

Guinea: UNHCR concerned about media repression, urges prompt change of course

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk today expressed concern about increased repression of media freedom in the Republic of Guinea and urged...

Science & Health

Jeffrey Okoro: As Kenya’s medical workers strike a community health crisis unfolds in the shadows

Kenya’s healthcare system is grappling with a crisis threatening the lives of its most vulnerable citizens, yet their stories have been hidden in the...

South Africa: Africa Data Centres and DPA Southern Africa breaks ground on solar farm in Free State

Africa Data Centres and DPA SA have broken ground on their solar farm in the Free State; The first phase will see power getting wheeled...

World Health Day 2024: Nurturing health through nutrition

As we commemorate World Health Day 2024 themed My health, my right, the focus turns to the critical importance of good food and nutrition,...
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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...

BIZ & TECH

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Andre Russell joins African SAP User Group board of directors as SAP representative

The African SAP User Group (AFSUG) proudly announces the appointment of Andre Russell as the newest addition to its Board of Directors, representing SAP....

Call for application: The 2024 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition invite applicants to showcase ventures

The 2024 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition invites agrifood entrepreneurs from across Africa to showcase their startup business ventures. Judges will be looking for innovative...

Andre Russell joins African SAP User Group board of directors as SAP representative

The African SAP User Group (AFSUG) proudly announces the appointment of Andre Russell as the newest addition to its Board of Directors, representing SAP....

Ghana’s Zeepay raises equity from leading institutions to support its expansion

Africa50 and Oikocredit lead equity investment in Ghanaian fintech Zeepay to support Africa expansion; The investment will support the expansion of Zeepay’s cross-border remittances and mobile...

Henry Myburgh: Retail infrastructure transformation across Africa – an evolution and revolution

In the dynamic and ever-changing retail landscape, ongoing transformation is a strategic necessity to cater to the primary reality that 'the customer is king'...
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Society & Culture

Egypt: Canon Central and North Africa collaborates with Kidzania Cairo to launch Canon photography studio

Canon Central and North Africa is thrilled to announce its partnership with KidZania Cairo, to introduce a Canon Photography Studio at KidZania in Cairo, Egypt. The...

Rooted in excellence: Datacentrix wins Agrimark Supplier of the Year for Information Management Award

Datacentrix, a leading hybrid ICT systems integrator and managed services provider, has been recognised as Agrimark's Supplier of the Year for Information Management in 2023. A...

African Development Bank funded energy projects win top infrastructure and energy accolades at the IJ Global Awards

Two African Development Bank-supported projects have won awards at the IJ global awards held in London, United Kingdom. The Singrobo hydropower plant in Ivory Coast,...

Africa Latest
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TotalEnergies to champion multi-energy investment strategy at Invest in African Energy 2024

Affirming TotalEnergies’ long-standing commitment to Africa’s energy development, senior vice president for Africa Mike Sangster will deliver an opening keynote at Invest in African Energy (IAE) 2024 – a...

Ghana’s Zeepay raises equity from leading institutions to support its expansion

Africa50 and Oikocredit lead equity investment in Ghanaian fintech Zeepay to support Africa expansion; The investment will support the expansion of Zeepay’s cross-border remittances and mobile...

Kenya: American Tower and ProFuturo partner to bring educational innovation with technology to vulnerable schools

The joint project will kick off with a first phase in Africa focused on strengthening education with technology schools in Kenya; The strategic collaboration...

South Africa: Vantage Capital invests R346m into Procera Group

Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine debt fund manager, announced that it has made an R346m investment into Procera Group (Pty) Limited (“Procera”), a leading...

AfriLINK

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...

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...
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African tech hubs can advance critical economic sectors and unlock women’s full potential

More than 500 participants attended this year’s flagship Afrilabs event in Lusaka, Zambia. The conference was a unique opportunity for tech hubs to network...

Stakeholder collaborations key in improving healthcare for people living with epilepsy and other neurological disorders

Neurological disorders are a significant contributor to global mortality and morbidity. They are responsible for close to 9 million deaths per year. Whilst it...

DPI raises one of the largest Africa funds at US$900m

LONDON, United Kingdom, October 4, 2021/APO Group/ -- Development Partners International (DPI) (www.DPI-llp.com), a premier investment firm focused on Africa, today announced that African Development...