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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

MEST Africa Challenge now open

The MEST Africa Challenge returns for its third year, offering up to $50,000 in equity investment for startups...

2 days ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

New AIA task force offers insights for adapting buildings into healthcare facilities

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has launched a new task force to inform public officials, healthcare facility owners and architects on adapting buildings into temporary healthcare facilities...

2 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Covid-19 likely to exact heavy toll in Africa

The young average age of the population in Africa is likely to be a positive factor, given that Covid-19 seems to be exacting a higher toll on older patients around the world. However...

2 days ago

AGRICULTURE

Global food price index drops in March

Weakening demand and falling oil prices due to the global pandemic drive down international prices for major food commodities

3 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Shaping Africa's urban areas to withstand future pandemics

For all their virtues, cities have a major downside. They are a fertile ground for contagion, such as the rapid spread of Covid-19...

By Astrid R.N. Haas 3 days ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Covid-19 aviation standstill hampers Ghana's development efforts

The coronavirus is stressing the continent's aviation sector...

By Julia Selman Ayetey 3 days ago

RETAIL

Study reveals 'hidden plastic pollution footprint' of Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever are responsible for half a million tonnes of plastic pollution that is burnt or dumped per year in just six developing countries...

1 Apr 2020

AUTOMOTIVE

Ford, GE Healthcare partner to produce ventilators

Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, will begin producing third-party ventilators to help coronavirus patients...

1 Apr 2020

HEALTHCARE

Nigeria relies heavily on drug imports. Why this is worrying in the time of COVID-19

The spread of Covid-19 has been slow in Nigeria compared to other countries on the continent. Nevertheless, the federal government has a taken steps in readiness for a more rapid outbreak...

By Wuraola Akande-Sholabi 1 Apr 2020

FINANCE

Europe and African relations post Covid-19: time to add size, scale and speed

Since 2000, European and African leaders have been talking about giving the partnership between the two continents a "new strategic" dimension...

By Carlos Lopes 1 Apr 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?

With the novel coronavirus Covid-19 having reached the African continent, countries are getting ready to manage the spread of the virus and ensure that their fragile health systems can cope...

By Dorothy Tembo 1 Apr 2020

AGRICULTURE

#Covid19: Mitigating the impact on global food trade

Millions of people around the world depend on international trade for their food security and livelihoods. As countries move to enact measures aiming to halt the accelerating Covid-19 pandemic, care must be taken to minimise potential impacts on the food supply or unintended consequences on global trade and food security...

1 Apr 2020

AGRICULTURE

New report: Insights into Africa's chicken meat market

The market value increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% over the period from 2013 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years...

1 Apr 2020

HEALTHCARE

Covid-19: To test or not to test

"You can't fight a virus if you don't know where it is." These were the words of Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at his briefing on the Covid-19 pandemic in mid-March...

31 Mar 2020

ICT

#BlockchainAfrica: 10 African women to watch in blockchain and Bitcoin

Paxful highlights 10 women in Africa who are making waves in the rapidly growing blockchain and Bitcoin industries...

31 Mar 2020

ENERGY & MINING

Covid-19: Nigeria should prioritise power supply to healthcare facilities

Nigeria may have to implement a nationwide lockdown to stem the rise in Covid-19 cases. Such a drastic measure would alter the country's energy consumption pattern. This would further burden an already dilapidated power supply system...

By Samuel Ayokunle Olowosejeje 31 Mar 2020

AUTOMOTIVE

Africa Oil & Power offers free communications services

Africa Oil & Power (AOP) is making its website and social platforms available to help share news and information from all organisations involved in the African energy sector...

31 Mar 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

African startup, MePlaylist earns the attention of global investors and partners

MePlaylist has earned the attention of global investors and partners like Mathew Knowles, father of artists Beyoncé and Solange Knowles...

31 Mar 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

AfDB launches $3bn 'Fight Covid-19' Social Bond

The African Development Bank's new $3bn Fight Covid-19 Social Bond is the largest dollar-denominated social bond ever launched in international capital markets to date...

30 Mar 2020

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