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Abu Dhabi to host 10th World Urban Forum

More than 50 mayors and governors from cities across the world will attend the 10th World Urban Forum (WUF10) in Abu Dhabi from 8-13 February...

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SDGs create investment opportunities in Africa

There is a $197bn opportunity for private-sector investors in five high-growth markets in Africa to help achieve the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals...

1 day ago

New UK aid pledged to help build green cities across Africa

UK international development secretary Alok Sharma, on a visit to Kenya, pledged new UK aid support to build the African cities of the future...

3 days ago

How politics and poverty affect electricity provision in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's economic challenges are numerous, but one of the most pressing is electricity scarcity. Around 40% of the country's population has access to electricity...

By Ellen Fungisai Chipango 15 Jan 2020

AfDB board approves $21.783m grant for solar-powered irrigation in Sudan

The African Development Bank has approved a $21.783m grant to accelerate the adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps in Sudan's West Kordofan and North Kordofan states...

31 Dec 2019

Malawi solar energy project to add 46MW to local power supply

After attracting $67m in investment, one of Malawi's first solar projects has reached financial close...

27 Dec 2019

AfDB-managed fund grants $1m to support Burundi solar-hydro hybrid project

The African Development Bank-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a $990,000 grant to support the preparation of a 9MW solar-hydro hybrid project in Burundi...

24 Dec 2019

3 African projects to receive Internet Society Foundation grants

The new Internet Society Foundation has issued its first set of medium and large grants (ranging from $12,000 to $30,000 each) to 13 projects, including three from Africa...

20 Dec 2019

The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet

Modern society has given significant attention to the promises of the digital economy over the past decade. But it has given little attention to its negative environmental footprint...

By Raynold Wonder Alorse 9 Dec 2019

How we can recycle more buildings

More than 35 billion tonnes of non-metallic minerals are extracted from the Earth every year...

By Seyed Ghaffar 5 Dec 2019

Profit with purpose - a practical outlook for impact investment in Africa

"Social investors need to start actively reconfiguring how they approach development initiatives in Africa and elsewhere," says Reana Rossouw of Next Generation Consultants, a specialist management consultancy that focuses on impactful social innovation...

Issued by Next Generation 2 Dec 2019

SA's inner cities experiencing rebirth but challenges remain

Hosted annually by TUHF Limited, the Inner City Property Conference took place late last month at the Sunnyside Hotel in Parktown, Johannesburg. Outgoing mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba was among...

25 Nov 2019

Rural connectivity needs new innovative solutions

Innovative solutions such as active network sharing, tax incentives and new technology deployment can be the solution to achieving feasible rural connectivity in South Africa...

By Premeshin Naidoo 22 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent

Up to 18 million jobs need to be created annually just to absorb the new entrants each year. This is unprecedented globally and doesn't even include the unemployed and underemployed...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Nov 2019

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