Global shifts of urbanisation, migration, markets and climate can potentially be compatible with agrobiodiversity, but other powerful forces are undermining it. The future of agrobiodiversity hangs in the balance
Karl Zimmerer 1 Dec 2017
Meet the startups pitching at Seedstars Africa, 12 - 14 December 2017, in Maputo, Mozambique
Antimicrobial medicines are widely used in livestock, poultry and aquaculture operations to treat or prevent diseases, but efforts to confront the problem are gaining momentum
Pollution claimed the lives of nine million people in 2015, one in every six deaths that year, according to a report published on Friday, 20 October
Three outstanding African innovations walk away with Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017 total cash prize of US$150 000
Africa month recently reminded us of just how far we've come as a continent. Sthe Shabangu of Samsung Africa, urges leaders and innovators not to forget what still needs to be done
Sthembile Shabangu 22 Jun 2017
Innovators from nine African countries shortlisted for their outstanding innovations across the healthcare, engineering, energy and communications sectors
The inaugural Africa-ASEAN Business Expo (AABE) 2017 launches 6-8 November at the Sandton Convention Centre to establish a new trading launch pad
Merck, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Ivory Coast's ministry of health launched a tablet distribution programme to fight schistosomiasis
Internet.org presented six Innovation Challenge in Africa awards to what it considers leading examples of ideas, apps, websites and/or online services
Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead
With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent
Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016
As the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, H5N1, spreads across countries in West and Central Africa, the region is on high alert
An anthropology study in Cote d'Ivoire shows how cultural influence plays a role in nutrition and anaemia in young children
Resolve, an Imperial Logistics group company, through its division Resolve Capacity, completed its latest Warehouse-in-a-Box in Abidjan, the capital of Côte d'Ivoire
At yesterday's official draw for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015, the Confederation of African Football announced the launch of Africa United, a global health communications campaign aimed at preventing the spread of Ebola in West Africa
The Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, says South Africa's tourism sector is not under threat from the Ebola Virus Disease even though a number of Asian visitors have cancelled planned trips to this country.
If there is one industry where everything is in flux and companies have to re-jig their shapes and formats all the time, it is SA's packaging manufacturers. Apart from constantly changing industry conditions, not least from encroaching rivals, each firm has specific obstacles to get over.
Mark Allix 2 Jun 2014
YAOUNDE, CAMEROON: From Cameroon to Ivory Coast, Kenya to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), traders in counterfeit drugs do a thriving business with the utmost cynicism and sometimes at the cost of human lives.