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Combating Africa's inequalities
Combating Africa's inequalities

In this special coverage of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the focus is on SDG 10, which is "Reduced inequality within and among countries". The aim of SDG 10 is for countries to adopt policies that promote the three dimensions of sustainable development - economic, social and environmental...

By Ernest Harsch 10 Jan 2018

Closing the wealth gap in Africa
Closing the wealth gap in Africa

From "Africa Reeling" to "Africa Rising", there's a new narrative for the African continent, now showing promising signs of sustainable growth under more stable governments.

By Kingsley Ighobor 9 Jan 2018

BBC China editor quits in equal pay protest
BBC China editor quits in equal pay protest

BBC journalist Carrie Gracie announced Monday she had quit her post as China editor in protest at an "indefensible pay gap" at the British broadcaster, winning support from dozens of colleagues...

8 Jan 2018

Chrisna Basson, head of strategy at Weathermen & Co, Namibia.
#BizTrends2018: A positive perspective on moving towards 4.0

What a year it's been! But enough people have written about that, so I'd rather look at a few of the consequences we'll feel in 2018. Which, to my surprise, are mostly positive. I've highlighted four of the best...

By Chrisna Basson 8 Jan 2018

BASA expands Creative Futures Business Engagement into Ethiopia
BASA expands Creative Futures Business Engagement into Ethiopia

Business and Arts South Africa is significantly expanding its African partnership initiative with the implementation of Creative Futures programme's Business Engagement in Ethiopia...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 13 Dec 2017

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Fastjet, (Red) and Oliver Mtukudzi team up in the fight for an Aids-free generation

A new partnership between Fastjet and Aids organisation (Red) will be launched with the release of a new track, Holiday by legendary singer-songwriter Oliver Mtukudzi. 100% of the proceeds from track sales will be donated to the Global Fund...

28 Nov 2017

Using brands as a 'force for good'
Using brands as a 'force for good'

In line with Unilever's commitment to sustainable living, the company is spearheading efforts to help reduce the prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia in Nigeria, through Knorr Force For Good programme...

14 Nov 2017

Lucky Kwapa.
Brand campaign showcases stories of upliftment in Africa

Barclays Africa is celebrating Africa's indomitable spirit through a series of films in a new brand campaign...

10 Nov 2017

Nigeria's media urged to understand New Urban Agenda
Nigeria's media urged to understand New Urban Agenda

Media urged to drive the narratives on the New Urban Agenda in Nigeria...

31 Oct 2017

Kigali, Rwanda. © Dereje Belachew via
Africa needs coordinated strategies for urbanisation

Africa's rapid urbanisation can be a driver of industrialisation and there is an urgent need to connect policies and strategies for urban and industrial development...

25 Oct 2017

#WorldFoodDay: Africa holds the key to feeding the world's population
#WorldFoodDay: Africa holds the key to feeding the world's population

Africa holds the key to feeding 9 billion people by 2050, Dr Akinwumi Adesina says during Norman Borlaug Lecture...

20 Oct 2017

Africa Week: Unleashing the continent's potential
Africa Week: Unleashing the continent's potential

Kicking off Africa Week, UN chief says women and youth can unleash continent's potential...

19 Oct 2017

Supporting girls' education through film
Supporting girls' education through film

The Zambia Accountability Programme (ZAP) has commissioned a second film titled, ‘Nyamuka Moye', to raise awareness about the barriers girls face in accessing secondary school education in Zambia...

10 Oct 2017

A barley harvest from a local sourcing partnership Heineken initiated in Ethiopia.
Heineken on the ins and outs of local sourcing in Africa

A little-known fact about Dutch beer-brewing company and global brand, Heineken, is that it sources half of its raw materials from local, small-scale farmers for its African operations...

By Justin Probyn 27 Sep 2017

Facebook runs Africa Safety Tour in South Africa, Zimbabwe
Facebook runs Africa Safety Tour in South Africa, Zimbabwe

This week, an expert team from Facebook will meet with leading South African and Zimbabwean representatives, civil society and experts to learn from, as well as provide practical advice in helping people to stay safe online....

15 Sep 2017

Intra-African trade critical for economic growth
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

Food aid for DRC refugees
Food aid for DRC refugees

WFP begins food distributions for thousands displaced by conflict in Kasai Region of DRC...

17 Aug 2017

Tanzania Women of Achievement.
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 solar street lights.
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
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

Mike Schalit, Net#work’s creative co-founder and creative chief of BBDO SA Group.
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

Are you Egypt's next top social entrepreneur?
Are you Egypt's next top social entrepreneur?

A ‘hackathon' contest looks for Egyptian solutions to environmental problems in the fields of energy, recycling and sustainable farming...

1 Aug 2017

#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?
#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?

Ken Egbas, founder of The SERAS, unpacks some of the awards' most significant impacts on the African CSR landscape...

By Sindy Peters 21 Jul 2017

The 2017 Resolution Social Venture Challenge winners
Winners of Resolution Social Venture Challenge agents of change in their communities

21 African social entrepreneurs have been named winners in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge. Impact evaluation data shows that an average of 3,200 community members benefits per fellowship awarded...

20 Jul 2017

Star-studded new British Airways safety video adds comic relief
Star-studded new British Airways safety video adds comic relief

In a new and entertaining pre-flight safety video, British Airways spreads important safety messages, while boosting fund-raising for Flying Start - the charity partnership between British Airways and Comic Relief...

19 Jul 2017

UK punts measures to boost Africa prosperity, stability
UK punts measures to boost Africa prosperity, stability

UK Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled an ambitious package of support to create new wealth in Africa...

12 Jul 2017

G20 focus on Africa in Hamburg
G20 focus on Africa in Hamburg

The German Presidency of the G20 managed to build on the achievements of the last summit in China which had emphasised sustainable development in Africa...

11 Jul 2017

Humanitarian response eases famine in South Sudan
Humanitarian response eases famine in South Sudan

South Sudan: humanitarian response eases famine, but food insecurity reaches unprecedented levels...

29 Jun 2017

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Two billion people building communities on Facebook every month

There are two billion people coming together on Facebook every month and to celebrate Facebook is launching a new personalised video...

29 Jun 2017

Y’ello Box
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

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