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Africa is blessed with abundant natural resources, beneath and above the earth surface.   From South to North and from East to West, each region presents unique deposit of minerals of the finest quality. According to a Wikipedia report, Africa boasts of the world’s largest mineral industry. The continent is...
Popular Hollywood actor, Idris Elba and his wife, Sabrina, have expressed their views that African's can make a positive impact in the fight against climate change. According to Idris: "There is definitely something that we can all do. You are doing it now listening to this. There is hope." His wife...
Written by Kai Niedermair While filming a documentary about humpback whale migration in Brazil, I came to realize how informal communities hold the key to sustainable economic development. All we have to do to build better communities is harness the power and pioneering spirit of informal communities. If you...
A Rwf71 billion ($79.93m) Kayonza Irrigation and Integrated Watershed Management Project (KIIWP) that will operate in eight of Kayonza District’s 12 sectors was launched on Tuesday, September 15 and is expected to contribute to poverty reduction in the drought-prone district. The objective is meant to ensure food security and income...
History has been made as South Africa's eThekwini Municipality recently became the first city on the African continent and one of the 12 cities in the world to develop and adopt a climate action plan. The city's Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda launched the Durban Climate Action Plan, which builds on the...
By Lord Adair Turner Only clear targets can transform rational self-interest from a potentially catastrophic force into a powerful driver of beneficial change. Once investors know that the non-negotiable endpoint is zero carbon in 2050, they will desert any company whose plans are incompatible with that objective. Easter visitors to London...
Dr Canisius Kanangire, Executive Secretary of the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW). Access to adequate sanitation is a fundamental human right. Yet, a third of African citizens are still living without access to adequate sanitation facilities. This not only has a detrimental impact on the health, prospects and quality...
Renewable energy in Liberia takes a new turn as the African Development Fund (ADF) recently signed agreement with Liberia’s Minister of Finance & Development Planning to boost renewable energy access and promote an attractive investment climate in the West African country. The signing ceremony was undertaken by the African Development...
The fight against deadly coronavirus continues while China receives international help. Recently a South African company donated a consignment of face masks to the Chinese Ambassador in South Africa to support China’s fight against the novel coronavirus. The donated masks are set to be flown to the city of Wuhan, where...
In efforts to end the epidemics of malaria, neglected tropical diseases and other communicable diseases by 2030, Rwanda is set to host the first-ever global summit on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali. The summit which has...