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Mentorship app for young women, girls in Africa

Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) launches Twaa - a mentorship and learning on the go platform for girls and women in Africa.

15 hours ago

How some African farmers are responding to climate change and what we can learn from them

As sub-Saharan Africa's climate changes, small-scale farmers are increasingly looking to innovative ways of dealing with challenges. Here are three novel ways African farmers are using adaptive strategies to thrive

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15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize

Fifteen emerging young African entrepreneurs will put their talent to work on the continent after being chosen as finalists in the Anzisha Prize 2017

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Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy

The business case for transforming waste to address critical energy shortages is mounting

By Webb Meko 8 Aug 2017

Inaugural African Marine Waste Conference develops strategic plan to tackle marine litter

Attended by approximately 200 delegates from nine African states and a further 10 countries from other continents, the inaugural African Marine Waste Conference recently took place in PE

7 Aug 2017

Africa's top innovators announced

Three outstanding African innovations walk away with Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017 total cash prize of US$150 000

31 Jul 2017

Africa shows rising interest in green building design

The UNEP Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative attributed 30% of annual carbon emissions to the global building sector

By Alison Groves 13 Jul 2017

'Sixth extinction' of wildlife faster than feared: scientists

The sixth mass extinction of life on Earth is unfolding more quickly than feared, scientists have warned

12 Jul 2017

Mobile phone powered solar electricity for Nigeria

The powerful Y'ello Box is bringing 24/7 electricity to Nigeria via your mobile phone

28 Jun 2017

Zambia hotels winning at sustainability with agricultural and entrepreneurship projects

The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel team's agricultural and entrepreneurship projects have had far-reaching impacts in terms of sustainability and socio-economic development

20 Jun 2017

Drought affects 1.4-million in Angola: UNICEF

More than 1.4-million people in Angola, including many children, have been affected by a "chronic drought" that has increased the risk of disease, a UN report said on Wednesday, 17 May

19 May 2017

Entries close on 18 April for the SingularityU Southern Africa GIC

Entries close on 18 April for the Singularity University, Global Impact Challenge. This challenge is an open call to innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, and technologists to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in southern Africa

Issued by Mann Made Media 12 Apr 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies

Sub-Saharan Africa trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy

16 Feb 2017

Decline in support of elephant back safaris sees it phased out

Safari Par Excellence and Zambezi Elephant Trails have decided to phase out elephant back safaris

19 Jan 2017

Traders selling dangerously dirty fuel across Africa: study

European oil companies, especially Swiss commodity traders, are exploiting weak African fuel standards by selling toxic diesel and gasoline across the continent

19 Sep 2016

Pioneer is growing its hybrid corn seed scheme further into Africa

Dupont's Pioneer unit hopes to expand its hybrid corn seed partnership with African governments and aid groups, to Tanzania, after setting up programmes for farmers to use its seed in Ethiopia and Zambia

By Tshepiso Mokhema 11 Aug 2016

The power of long-form content in corporate social responsibility

You can't turn on a screen in 2016 without seeing an example of branded content or native advertising flit across your eyes

By Spero Patricios, Issued by Launch Factory 18 Jul 2016

Why it's time Africa features in global plans to manage air pollution

Two years ago the World Health Organisation (WHO) identified air pollution as the world's worst environmental health risk

15 Jul 2016

Zambia's power grid gets $60m cash injection

A $60m loan will finance capital expenditure tor Zambia's power supplier for its Lusaka Transmission and Distribution Rehabilitation Project

31 May 2016

Women in News has first 2016 Africa meeting

The Women in News (WiN) initiative, an editorial leadership programme for African women working in media, launched its sixth year in 2016

21 Jan 2016

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