Market research and data analytics firm Sagaci Research has released its 2021 insights into car ownership and preferences across the African continent. These results, based on daily data collection from more than 20,000 consumers over 12 months via the SagaPoll mobile app, reveal that Toyota poses as real competition to its German rivals in certain parts of the continent, as well as highlighting interesting differences between demographic groups.
Southern and Eastern Africa face the twin challenges of growing agricultural production to meet food demand while adapting to extreme weather. And climate change makes addressing these challenges extremely urgent.ByGrace Nsomba and Simon Roberts
The UN Security Council on Wednesday, 15 September, urged Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to resume African Union-led talks to reach a binding deal "within a reasonable timeframe" over the operation of a giant hydropower dam on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia.ByMichelle Nichols
In July, the United Nations sounded alarms with its 2020 hunger report, which documented a 25% increase from 2019 to 2020 in the number of severely undernourished people in the world. Sub-Saharan Africa saw a similar spike with an estimated 44 million more people suffering severe hunger. Covid-19 and climate change were the proximate causes, but lagging productivity growth in agriculture contributed as well.ByTimothy A. Wise