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Intra-African trade critical for economic growth

Participation of women in the economy is key to unlocking intra-African growth opportunities

By Deepa Vallabh 8 Sep 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

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

Imagination Studios competition goes 100% local

Cartoon Network's Imagination Studios competition will be 100% local this year, as the channel partners with local talent to inject some African flavour into the first locally produced animated one-minute shorts

3 Aug 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

Impact on food security in Africa

Despite the considerable opportunities trade creates in moving goods from surplus to deficit areas, the trade aspect in addressing food security and climate change in Africa seems to be largely missing.

26 May 2017

Incubation model helps social entrepreneurs

Over 1 million African children's lives improved by local social entrepreneurs in Africa

25 May 2017

New York's Africa Center gets fundraising push

Dangote Group to launch fundraising for The Africa Center in New York City

24 Mar 2017

New Red Cross app to optimise services

The Red Cross Society of Côte d'Ivoire has launched a new app to “digitise and optimise” its services to humanity…

20 Mar 2017

People in need of aid in famine-hit South Sudan

The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan is rapidly escalating, and hunger and malnutrition have reached new disturbing levels. By July 2017, 5.5 million will be severely food insecure…

7 Mar 2017

Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees

UNHCR and WFP are concerned that sustained cuts to food assistance will have severe nutrition and protection-related consequences for refugees…

24 Feb 2017

ECA, AfDB ploughing together for Central Africa's development

Cooperation is needed at strategic and practical levels to help member States in Central Africa get round major macroeconomic challenges…

20 Feb 2017

UK and Zambia sign Energy Africa Partnership agreement

The UK and Zambia have signed an Energy Africa Partnership Agreement, announcing their commitment to accelerate the expansion of the household solar market across Zambia…

17 Feb 2017

DR Congo's street food mushrooms as crisis grows

In crisis-hit Democratic Republic of Congo, people in the capital increasingly turn to street hawkers to feed themselves and their families cheaply…

15 Feb 2017

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