Africa: The Journey to Oslo
On December 10 in Oslo, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. ICAN started as a grassroots campaign in 2007. Its aim was… Read more »
Africa: Uncertain Future for 'Diabolic' Free Trade Pacts Between EU and Africa
In the run-up to the fifth EU-Africa summit in Côte d'Ivoire, the future of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between Europe and its former colonies looks bleaker… Read more »
Kenya: Who Are Kenya's Financially Excluded?
The recent 2017 Finscope Tanzania report shows that while mobile money use in Tanzania continues to grow, the percentage of financially excluded adults has risen in parallel --… Read more »
Africa: Financing Will Continue to Be Key Issue in Battling Climate Change
"The Bonn climate talks were foundational, paving the way to finalize the rules that underpin the Paris Agreement next year and setting the stage for countries to commit to enhance… Read more »
Africa: Good to Know (Perhaps) That Food Is Being 'Nuclearised'
It might sound strange, very strange, but the news is that scientists and experts have been assuring, over and again, that using nuclear applications in agriculture -and thus in… Read more »
Africa: The World Is Losing the Battle Against Child Labour
The IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, which drew nearly 2000 delegates from 190 countries to the Argentine capital, left many declarations of good… Read more »
Africa: Impending Drought? There's an App for That - or Should Be
Fostering and harnessing innovative technologies could significantly reduce the negative impacts from climate change, including drought, water scarcity and food insecurity in… Read more »
Africa: Pollution or How the 'Take-Make-Dispose' Economic Model Does Kill
The prevailing "Take-Make-Dispose" linear economic model consisting of voracious depletion of natural resources in both production and consumption patterns has proved to be one of… Read more »
Africa: Women - Major Drivers & Beneficiaries of Poverty Eradication
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty by the United Nations General Assembly. Under the… Read more »
Zimbabwe: Diaspora Could Help Revive Ailing Economy
At the dawn of the millennium, Sheila Mponda, 60, waved goodbye to her four children, who were leaving Zimbabwe for the United Kingdom in search of greener pastures. Mponda had… Read more »
Africa: Can Index Insurance Make African Farmers Climate-Resilient?
Index insurance is being promoted as a solution to protect climate affected smallholder farmers in Africa. This type of micro insurance is slowly gaining ground as a way of… Read more »
Africa: Can the Kenyan Lion Kick High Enough to Be the South Korean Tiger of Africa?
In 1953 South Korea emerged from the ravages of a debilitating war, yet the total gross domestic product in nominal terms has surged 31,000 fold since 1953. Read more »
Africa: Overcoming the Challenges - Securing the World's Food, Energy and Water
According to the United Nations estimates almost 800 million people suffer from chronic hunger (1 in every 9 persons on the planet) and a higher number (1 in 3) suffer from… Read more »
Africa: Food Insecurity and Forced Displacement of People - Where Do We Draw the Line?
The World Food Programme estimates that more than 100 million people worldwide face severe food insecurity. The situation is most severe in countries affected by conflict and… Read more »
Africa: World Food Day 2017 - Change the Future of Migration. Invest in Food Security and Rural Development
Large movements of people is one of the most complex challenges the world faces today. In recent years there has been a huge increase in the number of people migrating around the… Read more »
Africa: World Bank Must Stop Encouraging Harmful Tax Competition
One of the 11 areas that the World Bank's Doing Business (DB) report includes in ranking a country's business environment is paying taxes. The background study for DB 2017, Paying… Read more »
Africa: Global Green Growth Week 2017 Kicks Off in Addis Ababa
The Global Green Growth Week 2017 (#GGGWeek2017), in its second year, will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from October 17 - 20 to discuss ways to scale up green growth in… Read more »
Africa: Global Green Growth Week 2017 - Unlocking Africa's Green Growth Potential
The Global Green Growth Institute in partnership with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia will hold Global Green Growth Week 2017 on October 17-20, 2017, in Addis Ababa,… Read more »
Ghana: Ghana Aims to Regain Top Spot in Cocoa Production
Ghana is home to the world's favourite cocoa beans. They're bigger in size, have a higher butter content and superior flavour - all qualities which make Ghana's cocoa the world… Read more »
Africa: Greater Cooperation to Strengthen Taxation
Since the 1950s, there has been a popular dance called the 'limbo rock', with the winner leaning back as much as possible to get under the bar. Many of today's financial centres… Read more »
Africa: Where Do 50 Million Tonnes a Year of Toxic E-Waste Go?
Each year, the electronics industry generates up to 41 million tonnes of e-waste, but as the number of consumers rises, and the lifespan of devices shrinks in response to demand… Read more »
Africa: Africa Moves Towards Third Industrial Development Decade
Since the turn of the century, much of Africa has achieved impressive economic growth. Sixteen African countries were among the world's top 30 fastest growing nations. Last year,… Read more »
Africa: Africa's 'Must-Do, Can-Do' Decade
Since 2000 the continent of Africa has recorded impressive rates of economic growth. This remarkable performance has been largely driven by the prolonged commodity boom and… Read more »
Zambia: Improved Fish Processing Brings Dramatic Gains for Women
Fishing is the capture of aquatic organisms in marine, coastal and inland areas. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), marine and inland fisheries,… Read more »
Africa: Fisheries in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific - Immense Opportunities, Critical Challenges
Fish is big business. The latest figures show that more than 165 million tonnes of fish are either captured or harvested in a year, with each person consuming more than 20kg of… Read more »
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