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HIV testing is now mandatory at Zambian medical facilities

HIV testing, counselling and treatment is now compulsory for anyone seeking medical treatment at Zambia's public healthcare facilities

23 hours ago

Growing more plants and trees can cut down the heat in Nigerian cities

Nigeria is regarded as a hot country. Average maximum temperature can reach 38? - one of the hottest in sub-Saharan Africa

By Olumuyiwa Adegun and Tobi Eniolu Morakinyo 22 hours ago

Conference calls for greater land ownership rights for women in Africa

Influential women from across Africa shared their findings on land policy initiatives, including women's rights to own land

3 days ago

It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

The media is at the forefront of generating awareness over environmental issues

By Pietari Kaapa 3 days ago

Invisible and ignored: air pollution inside the homes of Nairobi's residents

Air pollution is a visible problem in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. The city's poor air quality is evident in its congested streets

By Kanyiva Muindi and Blessing Mberu 17 Aug 2017

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.

16 Aug 2017

New study: Pesticides increase extinction risk for bumblebee populations

Neonicotinoids are a class of insecticides that are used on agricultural crops to control insect pests. Unfortunately, numerous studies have shown that they can also damage beneficial insects like bumblebees

By Mark Brown 16 Aug 2017

Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprint

While it's an essential part of international trade, shipping also poses serious risks to the environment. There are some immediate solutions to this problem that use existing technology

By Martina Doblin 16 Aug 2017

#LadiesofLoeries: The Namibian perspective with Chrisna Basson

In this exclusive Loeries-slash-women's-month interview, Loeries 2017 regional judge Chrisna Basson, head of strategy at Weathermen & Co in Namibia, shares that a more inclusive world won't happen by itself

By Leigh Andrews 15 Aug 2017

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

Here are three novel ways African farmers are using adaptive strategies to thrive

15 Aug 2017

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

15 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Become the next global female ad-tech pioneer

Ever wondered if your experiences in the mobile ad-tech space are markedly different from those of females from the other end of the globe? Wonder no more

By Leigh Andrews 14 Aug 2017

Ecotourism camps flourish through impact investment

Asilia's newest impact investment, Roho ya Selous, in the UNESCO world heritage site of Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania, is the latest addition to its stable of ecotourism camps

11 Aug 2017

Forest conservation approaches must recognise the rights of local people

Until the 1980s, biodiversity conservation in the tropics focused on the “fines and fences” approach: creating protected areas from which local people were forcibly excluded

By Sarobidy Rakotonarivo and Neal Hockley 11 Aug 2017

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

The role of cities in the next automotive revolution

Ever-increasing urbanisation and the subsequent demand for development of cities is the catalyst needed to bridge both the greatest challenges and most creative solutions for a future of the automotive sector

By Trevor Hill 7 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

Burundi opts for solar power to reach masses

Over 95% of Burundi's 11 million people lack access to electricity - this week solar-powered ‘light islands' began appearing in dense pedestrian areas and in streets

3 Aug 2017

Researchers: Artificial intelligence can help fight deforestation

A new technique using artificial intelligence to predict where deforestation is most likely to occur could help the DRC preserve its shrinking rainforest and cut carbon emissions, researchers have said

By Umberto Bacchi 3 Aug 2017

Net#work BBDO to launch limited edition book on creativity

Marking its 23rd year, Net#work BBDO is publishing a limited-edition coffee table book that examines insights into the nature and process of creativity

2 Aug 2017

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International

Can tourism alleviate global poverty?

Wouldn't it be great if something as simple and pleasurable as international travel could help end something as grinding and enduring as global poverty? After all, the industry is booming, growing at least 4% a year since the 1960s (with a brief slowdown in 2009), according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

By Susanne Becken 24 Jul 2017

Hybrid burgers for the health and environmentally conscious

Sonic is to launch hybrid burgers that could potentially be a game changer in the fast food chain industry.

By Bongani Shweni 10 Jul 2017

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