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    Coca-Cola women empowerment programme benefits millions in Africa
    Coca-Cola women empowerment programme benefits millions in Africa

    Coca-Cola system's 5by20 women empowerment programme has equipped 2 million women entrepreneurs in Africa...

    15 Apr 2021

    Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030
    Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030

    Heineken has stated a new ambition to decarbonise its production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040...

    15 Apr 2021

    Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textiles
    Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textiles

    The topic of sustainable textile development will be discussed by a panel at the upcoming Zone 22 Rotary Africa Centennial International Conference...

    14 Apr 2021

    Education must be a crisis priority, not an afterthought
    Education must be a crisis priority, not an afterthought

    Covid-19 has created enormous disruptions in the lives of African youth. Millions of young people have had their learning put on hold for the better part of a year...

    By Dr Edward K. Brown 13 Apr 2021

    How women are locked out of Nigeria's construction industry
    How women are locked out of Nigeria's construction industry

    In spite of past initiatives in many parts of the world to increase their participation in the construction industry at all levels, women remain a minority...

    By Richard Jimoh, Amina Nna Adamu, Luqman Oyekunle Oyewobi and Paul A. Bajere 12 Apr 2021

    'Sacred forests' in West Africa capture carbon and keep soil healthy
    'Sacred forests' in West Africa capture carbon and keep soil healthy

    A stable ecosystem of organic matter is the key to improving agricultural yields in the surrounding farmland and fighting climate change...

    By Michele Francis 9 Apr 2021

    Target to spend more than $2bn with Black-owned businesses by 2025
    Target to spend more than $2bn with Black-owned businesses by 2025

    Target will add products from more than 500 Black-owned businesses across its multi-category assortment and increase its spend with more Black-owned companies...

    8 Apr 2021

    Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures
    Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures

    Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

    By John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

    Sustainability, it's in the details
    Sustainability, it's in the details

    Small wins across a wide range of areas can have a big impact...

    By Mai Youssef 31 Mar 2021

    Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contest
    Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contest

    Women-led Kenyan design house wins Fashionomics Africa sustainable design competition for turning fruit waste into eco-friendly footwear...

    30 Mar 2021

    Danone's CEO has been ousted for being progressive - blame society not activist shareholders
    Danone's CEO has been ousted for being progressive - blame society not activist shareholders

    Danone's chief executive and chairman, Emmanuel Faber, is to step down after activist shareholders called for his removal...

    By Arturo Bris 23 Mar 2021

    Corona pilots beer packaging made using surplus barley
    Corona pilots beer packaging made using surplus barley

    Corona has introduced a new circular form of packaging for its six-packs, made using repurposed surplus barley straw...

    18 Mar 2021

    Bank buildings rise above the business district of Lagos. Banks must effectively communicate the impact of their engagement with women. Tim Graham/Getty Images
    How Nigerian banks empower women through corporate social responsibility

    Businesses are part of societies and successful businesses can create an environment that benefits their customers, employees, communities and shareholders...

    By Emmanuel Mogaji 17 Mar 2021

    To what extent does climate change affect food insecurity? What we found in Lesotho
    To what extent does climate change affect food insecurity? What we found in Lesotho

    Large-scale droughts can have cascading impacts on food security. They can reduce yield, increase food prices, trigger changes in consumption and lead to unstable supply...

    By Friederike Otto and Jasper Verschuur 16 Mar 2021

    Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisation
    Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisation

    Africa recorded remarkable economic growth in the first 15 years of the 21st century, largely because of positive trends in the export of primary commodities...

    By Cristina Duarte 16 Mar 2021

    DRC to host inaugural Smart City Conference, Open Innovation Challenge
    DRC to host inaugural Smart City Conference, Open Innovation Challenge

    Spearheaded by Congo Bulaya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will host its virtual Smart City Conference from 16 to 18 April this year...

    15 Mar 2021

    Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study
    Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study

    According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

    12 Mar 2021

    Diversity matters because diversity wins
    Diversity matters because diversity wins

    Africa, like everywhere in the world, has been coping with Covid-19, which has disproportionately impacted women. The pandemic is a watershed moment for gender equality...

    By Ann Cairns 11 Mar 2021

    Kenya dairy farmers double income, milk yields with climate-smart fodder grasses
    Kenya dairy farmers double income, milk yields with climate-smart fodder grasses

    Researchers have been working with farmers to test ten new varieties of grasses that are higher in protein, lower in fiber and mature faster. They boost both the quality and quantity of milk...

    10 Mar 2021

    Plastic is part of the carbon cycle and needs to be included in climate calculations
    Plastic is part of the carbon cycle and needs to be included in climate calculations

    Plastic pollution and climate change are two prominent environmental issues of our time...

    By Xia Zhu 1 Mar 2021

    In Kenya, electric fences protect forests from human destruction
    In Kenya, electric fences protect forests from human destruction

    What can stop wandering elephants, illegal logging and protect sources of water? Kenyan environmental group Rhino Ark Trust says electric fences. Lots of them...

    By Edwin Waita 26 Feb 2021

    SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform
    SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform

    Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise is among the first to receive capital through Mondelez International's new impact investing platform Sustainable Futures...

    25 Feb 2021

    Women inch towards equal legal rights despite Covid-19 risks, World Bank says
    Women inch towards equal legal rights despite Covid-19 risks, World Bank says

    Women gained legal rights in nearly 30 countries last year despite disruption due to Covid-19, but governments must do more to ease the disproportionate burden...

    By Sonia Elks 25 Feb 2021

    How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change
    How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change

    Our cities, designed for one set of climatic ranges, are increasingly "out of place" as average temperatures rise. The days above 40°C and nights above 30°C are...

    By Cameron Tonkinwise and Abby Mellick Lopes 24 Feb 2021

    Concern over rich-poor divide seen on the increase during pandemic
    Concern over rich-poor divide seen on the increase during pandemic

    People have become more concerned about the gap between rich and poor during the coronavirus pandemic, especially the young...

    By Matthew Lavietes 23 Feb 2021

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    P&G reaffirms commitment to drive gender equality in Africa

    P&G announced new declarations aimed to propel gender equality across Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East at its third #WeSeeEqual summit for the region...

    22 Feb 2021

    Ivory Coast lost 47,000ha of forest to cocoa production in 2020 - environmental group
    Ivory Coast lost 47,000ha of forest to cocoa production in 2020 - environmental group

    Ivory Coast lost 47,000 hectares (116,000 acres) of forest in its cocoa-growing regions in 2020, an environmental group said on Thursday...

    By Ange Aboa 19 Feb 2021

    Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite Covid lockdowns
    Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite Covid lockdowns

    Air pollution caused tens of thousands of deaths in the world's five most populous cities last year despite coronavirus lockdowns...

    By Michael Taylor 18 Feb 2021

    AU Commission has made a good start on gender equality. But a lot remains to be done
    AU Commission has made a good start on gender equality. But a lot remains to be done

    Four of the commissioners are now women. They will work with the AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat from Chad (re-elected)...

    By Ashwanee Budoo-Scholtz 18 Feb 2021

    Registration for Elon Musk's $100m carbon capture competition opens April
    Registration for Elon Musk's $100m carbon capture competition opens April

    Founder of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk has launched the XPrize Carbon Removal competition which aims to create...

    17 Feb 2021



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