Africa: Fixing Broken Business Financing in Africa With Ovamba Startup
The ability of small and medium-sized businesses to access financing is described as one of the biggest challenges to economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. One startup is trying… Read more »
Africa: China Slams African Union Spying Claims As 'Preposterous'
China described allegations that it bugged the African Union's headquarters as "preposterous" on the final day of the 30th AU Summit, which also dealt with key issues such as South… Read more »
Zambia: Govt Imposes Curfew in Lusaka Struck By Cholera
The cholera outbreak in Zambia's capital Lusaka has left traders stranded after the central business district was shut by the government. Dozens have died, and thousands of cases… Read more »
August 29, 2017
Africa: European Leaders Look to Stop Flow of Migrants
The leaders of France, Germany, Italy and met in Paris with counterparts from Chad, Niger and Libya Monday in a bid to find ways to curb migration across the Mediterranean. Read more »
June 11, 2017
Congo-Kinshasa: #YellowSunday - Fundraiser Aims to Raise a Million to Train Nurses in DRC
For the second year running #YellowSunday is aiming to raise over one million euros in just one day to help thousands of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) train to… Read more »
April 06, 2017
South Africa: Court Strikes Down Ban On Rhino Horn Trade
South Africa's highest court on Wednesday rejected a bid by the government to keep a ban on domestic trade in rhino horn. This effectively means rhino horns may be traded locally.… Read more »
March 18, 2017
Africa: Is a Sustainable Palm Oil Industry Possible in Africa?
A boy from the village of Quitupo walks past palm trees in Palma on February 16, 2017. The village of Quitupo will be resettled to make way for the new gas mining project in and… Read more »
September 14, 2016
Central African Republic: Women Farmers Rebuilding Agriculture
Farmers in the Central African Republic are struggling to bounce back from years of intermittent violence, where smallholder female farmers were unable to tend their fields during… Read more »
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