Africa: New Bond Issue Set to Help Africa Go 'Green'
Johannesburg, or Jozi, as it is affectionately known, is the largest commercial hub on the continent, attracting millions of visitors each year, including students, artists and... Read more »
Africa: Microfinance - Good for the Poor?
In 2005 the United Nations declared the year the International Year of Microcredit. At a time when the clamour for financial inclusion was gaining momentum, the declaration brought... Read more »
Africa: Think Beyond Microfinance When Talking About Businesswomen
As the Third International Financing for Development conference kicks off in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Africa is set to begin implementing its ambitious 50-year development blueprint,... Read more »
Africa: Loans to Women Equal Smart Economics
"Table banking" may not be a complex financial concept, but it is making a difference in the lives of thousands of women and their families in rural Kenya. Read more »
Africa: For Development Finance, There is No One-Size-Fits-All Solution
The United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is expected to come up with an accord that will define how the global... Read more »
Africa: Funding the Planet's Future
As the Millennium Development Goals expire towards the end of this year, world leaders will gather at the UN headquarters in New York in September to launch the post-2015... Read more »
Africa: Billions Now Required to Save Depleted Healthcare Systems
On 10 May 2015, a day after the World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free, stern-faced health officials were holding marathon meetings in different rooms at the... Read more »
Africa: Borrowing Responsibly - Africa's Debt Challenge
It’s been a rough year for the West African countries most affected by the Ebola virus that has ravaged their communities and crippled their economies, disrupting agriculture... Read more »
Africa: Can Africa Fund Its Own Growth?
Despite witnessing exceptional growth in development finance in recent years, Africa is still faced with the arduous task of mobilizing adequate resources to fund its growth and... Read more »
Africa: Borrowing Responsibly - Africa's Debt Challenge
It's been a rough year for the West African countries most affected by the Ebola virus that has ravaged their communities and crippled their economies, disrupting agriculture and... Read more »
Africa: How Healthy Is Africa's Sovereign Bond Debt?
When Uganda dropped plans last year to raise money by issuing dollar-denominated debt, some experts faulted the decision and its timing as ill-advised when interest rates on global... Read more »
Africa: A Celebratory Rise in Women's Political Participation
A few weeks after she was sworn in as Malawi's first female president, Joyce Banda travelled to Liberia in late April 2012 to meet President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who has occupied... Read more »
Africa: Looking Beyond the Rhetoric of an African Union Year for Women
At this year's annual summit of the African Union, attending leaders declared 2015 the Year of Women's Empowerment in acknowledgement of the increasing role women are playing in... Read more »
Ghana: Diaspora Africans Face Uphill Battle
In Prampram, a town just an hour's drive east of Ghana's capital Accra, many holiday houses line the shores of the South Atlantic Ocean. Read more »
Africa: Refugees Turn to Ethiopia for Safety and Asylum
As a 17-year-old boy, James Gaw Tot fled war in South Sudan to the safety of Ethiopia. Little did he know he would call this country his home for the next 23 years. Read more »
Africa: Africa Grapples With Jobless Growth
Until recently, rising demands for African commodities boosted most of the region's economies. Yet unemployment, especially among the youth, remains high. Africa Renewal's Franck... Read more »
Africa: If You Want to Liberate Your Body, Liberate Your Mind
Recently the United Nations declared 2015-2024 as the International Decade for the People of African Descent. Africa Renewal's Masimba Tafirenyika sat down with the president of... Read more »
Sierra Leone: Ebola - a Bumpy Road to Zero Transmission
Paolo Conteh, Sierra Leone's defence minister and head of the country's National Ebola Response Centre, was an athlete who set a 400-metres national record in 1982 that remains... Read more »
Africa: Agoa - the U.S.-Africa Trade Dilemma
Has the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act run its course? Read more »
Africa: African Leaders Laud Climate Summit
New initiatives to address agriculture and renewable energy agreed upon. Read more »
Africa: Who's Financing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam?
It is an audacious $4.8 billion project undertaken by one of the world's poorest countries. At the construction site in the Benishangul region of Ethiopia near the Sudanese border,... Read more »
West Africa: New Railway Network Aims to Boost Inter-Regional Trade
On the dual carriageway linking the main airport to downtown Niamey, the capital of Niger, workers are busy digging trenches in the middle of the island separating the lanes, and... Read more »
Africa: SARS - Lessons From Another Deadly Virus
The first case of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome was reported in mid-December 2002 in Foshan, Guangdong Province. At the time, the World Health Organization described it as... Read more »
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