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Megaprojects in Addis Ababa raise questions about spatial justice
Megaprojects in Addis Ababa raise questions about spatial justice

Urban investments across the African continent are at an all-time high. Yet the nature of these investments differs starkly across cities....

By Biruk Terrefe 24 Jun 2020

3 ways blockchain could get the world to act against the climate crisis
3 ways blockchain could get the world to act against the climate crisis

The world has failed to halt global warming. Four years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, most experts predict global warming will exceed the agreed thresholds...

By Bernhard Reinsberg 12 Jun 2020

How socially-led innovation can bring positive change in unchartered times
How socially-led innovation can bring positive change in unchartered times

There's an old and somewhat overused saying attributed to Winston Churchill that is nevertheless appropriate in these uncertain times: never let a good crisis go to waste...

By Muhammad Nabil 11 Jun 2020

The urban poor have been hit hard by coronavirus. We must ask who cities are designed to serve
The urban poor have been hit hard by coronavirus. We must ask who cities are designed to serve

The enormous death toll in New York City, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in the US, led New York's governor, Andrew Cuomo, to write...

By Colin McFarlane 8 Jun 2020

After Covid-19, Africa can build back better
After Covid-19, Africa can build back better

These are challenging times for Africa and the rest of our global village...

By Amina J. Mohammed 28 May 2020

A resilient Africa will continue to rise above the Covid-19 crisis
A resilient Africa will continue to rise above the Covid-19 crisis

Let's not allow the very real challenges of the virus overshadow the progress Africa has made...

By Pieter Bensch 25 May 2020

Defy to begin building ventilators in SA this May
Defy to begin building ventilators in SA this May

The company aims to help cater to the demand for medical equipment across sub-Saharan Africa...

14 Apr 2020

Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion
Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion

The first in a series of masterclasses held by AFI tackled the topic of sustainability in the local fashion industry...

18 Mar 2020

Windhoek-based Caterserve goes off-grid
Windhoek-based Caterserve goes off-grid

Namibian food manufacturer Caterserve, which produces over 1,000 bottles of tomato sauce and mayonnaise daily, has installed a 200kW battery-solar off-grid system...

2 Mar 2020

How heat can be used to store renewable energy
How heat can be used to store renewable energy

The effect that fossil fuels are having on the climate emergency is driving an international push to use low-carbon sources of energy...

By Antoine Koen and Pau Farres Antunez 27 Feb 2020

New report offers solutions to gaping digital gap between Commonwealth countries
New report offers solutions to gaping digital gap between Commonwealth countries

A recently released report has revealed the broad digital gap between high and low income Commonwealth countries...

24 Feb 2020

New project launched to tackle urban challenges in Kenya, SA cities
New project launched to tackle urban challenges in Kenya, SA cities

The project is very much challenge-led and about delivering and implementing tech...

By Sindy Peters 19 Feb 2020

SANEDI rolling out low-tech cooling solution in SA communities
SANEDI rolling out low-tech cooling solution in SA communities

Having won the Million Cool Roofs Challenge last year, SANEDI is now deploying the solar-reflective roof coatings cooling solution in communities across the country...

19 Feb 2020

Landmark investment secured for 60MW Djibouti Wind Farm Project
Landmark investment secured for 60MW Djibouti Wind Farm Project

Djibouti's electricity demand is expected to considerably increase due to various large-scale infrastructure projects including ports, free trade zones...

14 Feb 2020

AfDB provides multi-million-dollar grant to boost renewable energy access in Liberia
AfDB provides multi-million-dollar grant to boost renewable energy access in Liberia

The AfDB has approved a $34.74m grant and loan to boost renewable energy access and promote an attractive investment climate in Liberia...

12 Feb 2020

Abu Dhabi to host 10th World Urban Forum
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...

24 Jan 2020

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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...

24 Jan 2020

New UK aid pledged to help build green cities across Africa
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...

22 Jan 2020

How politics and poverty affect electricity provision in Zimbabwe
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
#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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