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Bigger is not always better
Bigger is not always betterArticle

The mobile telecommunications industry is busy consolidating. However, in doing so, it runs the real risk of curtailing its ability to innovate...

Lux Maharaj 3 days ago

A new attitude: Unstereotyping advertising
A new attitude: Unstereotyping advertisingArticle

As the Women's Decade 2010-2020 of the African Union draws to a close, women the world over are standing firm in their push for gender equality - and they want men to walk and work with them...

Issued by Loeries 20 Jun 2019

Agricultural innovation needed to improve farmers' resilience to drought, says FAO
Agricultural innovation needed to improve farmers' resilience to drought, says FAOArticle

"Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovations, be it simple solutions or satellite-based technologies, will help prevent a drought from turning into famine and forced displacement and reverse desertification."

18 Jun 2019

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Steps to regional integration for Africa's prosperityArticle

The African Development Bank Annual Meetings concluded with consensus on ways to fast-track regional integration...

17 Jun 2019

AGCO expands footprint in Africa with new office in Morocco
AGCO expands footprint in Africa with new office in MoroccoArticle

The new premises are to serve as the company's regional sales office for West and North Africa...

12 Jun 2019

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Brexit and Africa: How Africa can benefitArticle

Africa can take advantage of the modern 'Scramble for Africa' as Brexit and the ratification of AfCFTA come into play...

Andrew Skipper 11 Jun 2019

Africa needs effective ICT policies to enhance competitiveness
Africa needs effective ICT policies to enhance competitivenessArticle

It is crucial for African organisations and governments to understand the dynamic and significant role that information and communication technologies play in enhancing competitiveness...

11 Jun 2019

Why food safety in Africa's informal markets must be driven by consumers
Why food safety in Africa's informal markets must be driven by consumersArticle

Food safety studies in Ethiopia reveal that unlocking consumer demand for safe food is critical to stopping the millions of deaths and illnesses from foodborne pathogens across the continent...

Arie Havelaar and Ashagrie Zewdu Woldegiorgis 10 Jun 2019

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More work lies ahead to make Africa's new free trade area succeedArticle

After being ratified by the required minimum 22 nations, all the member states of the AU are now legally bound to allow African goods to be traded without restraint throughout the continent...

By Frank Mattheis and Ueli Staeger 7 Jun 2019

The future of AI in agriculture
The future of AI in agricultureArticle

Thinking of a future with no farmers in the farms?

29 May 2019

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EU-African task force proposes new way ahead for African rural developmentArticle

A European Commission task force, which included a researcher from the South African Centre of Excellence in Food Security, has released a series of recommendations on ways to unlock the economic potential of struggling rural Africa...

Morgan Morris 20 May 2019

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#AfricaMonth: Africa's revival - foretelling or fairy tale?Article

Welcome to the future, where a continent once cast in darkness has come into the light...

Salona Naidoo and Gabi Wojtowitz 15 May 2019

Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategy
Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategyArticle

The demographic dividend, new production revolution, shifting wealth patterns, accelerated urban transition and climate change and the green economy are the megatrends that will influence this continent's future...

Dhesigen Naidoo 15 May 2019

Pedro Guerreiro, Managing Director: Central Africa at SAP Africa.
#AfricaMonth: From aid-dependent to becoming an investment-dependent continentArticle

Beyond boundaries: the impact of free trade and technology on Africa's accelerating economic development...

Pedro Guerreiro 13 May 2019

Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy
Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue EconomyArticle

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy...

10 May 2019

New Verraki team.
New Verraki brand acts for Accenture in NigeriaArticle

Verraki Partners, a new business and technology solutions firm unveiled, positions to address Africa's seemingly intractable challenges...

6 May 2019

#Indaba2019: Tourism key to Africa's growth
#Indaba2019: Tourism key to Africa's growthArticle

In 2018, 67 million international tourists visited Africa, a growth of 7% - more than the global average of 6% - and 8.5% of Africa's GDP, supporting 24 million jobs, and/ or 6.7% of all jobs on the continent...

Danette Breitenbach 6 May 2019

Economic empowerment of women is good for all
Economic empowerment of women is good for allArticle

Government staffer Souhayata Haidara enjoys talking about her life in a patriarchal society. Her career is a triumph of patience and perseverance...

Kingsley Ighobor 26 Apr 2019

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Protecting the identity of Africans in a common digital marketArticle

Africa's digital revolution is transforming our economy at a record pace. Africa is home to the 10 fastest growing cities in the world, and for nearly a decade, we've had the world's fastest rate of internet adoption...

Magdi Amin 26 Apr 2019

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African countries need to manage the rising power of credit rating agenciesArticle

The rising gap between developmental needs and available financial resources - including poor revenue collection - has pushed sub-Saharan African governments to consider different options to support their budgets...

Dr Misheck Mutize 23 Apr 2019

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Failure to integrate gender equality is costing African economies billions of dollarsArticle

If Africa is to achieve the sustainable development goals, it needs to prioritise women's access to finance...

18 Apr 2019

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Plan to accelerate African tradeArticle

African Development Bank Board approves $4.8 million grant to accelerate African free trade...

12 Apr 2019

UP's Future Africa research institute places innovation at the centre of Africa's development
UP's Future Africa research institute places innovation at the centre of Africa's developmentArticle

The University of Pretoria has been lauded for the launch of its Future Africa research institute. The institute aims to address complex societal challenges and contribute to the achievement of Africa's sustainable, inclusive and equitable development through science and technology...

1 Apr 2019

(L-R) Zouhair Chorfi, Secretary general of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Morocco, newly elected Chair of the bureau of the committee of experts; HE Elsadig Bakheit Elfaki Abdalla, Chair of the outgoing bureau of the committee of experts; Vera songwe, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. Credit: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
Digital trade and the economy in AfricaArticle

Policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era dominated debate at the Conference of African Ministers in Marrakesh...

26 Mar 2019

The youth now have a future in both Ethiopia and Eritrea. Image source: Gallo/Getty
Time for development in Ethiopia, EritreaArticle

Hopeful of lasting peace, both countries now focus on restoring trade ties...

Daniel Otieno 19 Mar 2019

Chad's year-long social media blackout continues
Chad's year-long social media blackout continuesArticle

The Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) joins calls to end social media block in Chad...

15 Mar 2019

Delivering on climate resilience in Africa
Delivering on climate resilience in AfricaArticle

Climate resilience must be at the heart of all investments across Africa. Knowledge is the critical ingredient to move the scale of climate resilience...

Danette Breitenbach 14 Mar 2019

Private sector funding essential to combat climate change in Africa
Private sector funding essential to combat climate change in AfricaArticle

An excess of $100bn will be required to meet Africa's infrastructure needs over the next decade...

Danette Breitenbach 13 Mar 2019

Improving African research capacity a key ingredient for sustainable development
Improving African research capacity a key ingredient for sustainable developmentArticle

Participants in the recent meeting of the Climate Research for Development (CR4D) Institutional Collaboration Platform (ICP) in Uganda adopted a five-year strategic plan that emphasises three climate research priority areas...

21 Feb 2019

International push to improve food safety
International push to improve food safetyArticle

Greater international cooperation is needed to prevent unsafe food from causing ill health and hampering progress towards sustainable development...

18 Feb 2019

This is Africa's decade
This is Africa's decadeArticle

Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) unveils 2019 New Editions on the sidelines of the African Union Summit...

14 Feb 2019

Renewed hope for Lesotho and Madagascar
Renewed hope for Lesotho and MadagascarArticle

African Development Bank President Adesina holds bilateral meetings with H.M. King of Lesotho and President of Madagascar...

14 Feb 2019

Eskom leaves the country in the dark
Eskom leaves the country in the darkArticle

Eskom is this morning implementing rotational load shedding for a third consecutive day...

12 Feb 2019

Unlocking opportunity in Africa
Unlocking opportunity in AfricaArticle

The Africa Internship Academy plans to set up a continental-wide certification to assist the youth of Africa with honing their skills and encouraging entrepreneurship...

12 Feb 2019

Africa's economic outlook 2019
Africa's economic outlook 2019Article

African Development Bank to present 2019 African Economic Outlook at 32nd AU Summit...

4 Feb 2019

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Why African countries need to give genomic research a major boostArticle

All organisms are unique. Each having a set of genetic instructions for their build-up and maintenance. This set of genetic instructions is contained in genes that makeup a genome...

Lamech Mwapagha 30 Jan 2019

European Union and African Union Foreign Ministers take stock of their strong partnership. Credit: European External Action Service (EEAS)
Africa strengthens partnerships with EuropeArticle

The European Union is Africa's first partner in all sectors: in trade, in aid and investment, in peace and security...

24 Jan 2019

"Cowardly" Kenya terror attack condemned by the AU
"Cowardly" Kenya terror attack condemned by the AUArticle

Statement of the chairperson of the African Union Commission on the terrorist attack in Nairobi...

17 Jan 2019

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African Union to reveal details on issuance of African passportArticle

Moussa Faki Mahamat, African Union Commission chairperson has revealed that the AU will present specific details on the production and issuance of the African passport in February 2019, which will aid the free movement of Africans across the continent...

8 Jan 2019

Pan-African Forum to promote a culture of peace on the continent
Pan-African Forum to promote a culture of peace on the continentArticle

UNESCO and Angola to establish Biennale of Luanda, a Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace...

2 Jan 2019

UN agencies unite in support of Africa's growth agenda
UN agencies unite in support of Africa's growth agendaArticle

Attitudes that Africa is still a "developing continent that does not know what it wants" need to change...

12 Dec 2018

WorldFish, COMESA facility in Zambia to help boost fish trade in Africa
WorldFish, COMESA facility in Zambia to help boost fish trade in AfricaArticle

WorldFish and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa have created the COMESA Fish Inspection and Certification Facility on the Zambia-Zimbabwe-Mozambique border...

6 Dec 2018

Africa Forum to focus on youth, women entrepreneurship
Africa Forum to focus on youth, women entrepreneurshipArticle

Government and private sector to get together at the Africa 2018 Forum in Sharm El Sheikh to foster greater regional integration through investments and cross border collaboration...

3 Dec 2018

PIDA Week ends with call for Africa to accelerate infrastructure projects
PIDA Week ends with call for Africa to accelerate infrastructure projectsArticle

The fourth Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week was held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from 26-28 November...

3 Dec 2018

Transforming the African agribusiness sector: Tech, transparency hold key to inclusive growth
Transforming the African agribusiness sector: Tech, transparency hold key to inclusive growthArticle

According to experts, the African population is expected to double by 2050, which means that food demand on the continent is expected to at least double by then...

Frédéric Massé 3 Dec 2018

Governments urged to unlock Africa's aviation's benefits
Governments urged to unlock Africa's aviation's benefitsArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Africa to maximise the positive social and economic power of aviation...

26 Nov 2018

No Silicon Valley for Africa just yet
No Silicon Valley for Africa just yetArticle

There is opportunity, but it's distinctly African say delegates from the 2018 Africa Early Stage Investor Summit...

22 Nov 2018

Tandisizwe Mahlutshana, PPS Investments' marketing executive
Sustainable economic growth needs timeArticle

Several economic indicators in South Africa are in the red, headlined by the record-high fuel price breaching R17 per litre. Many South Africans are asking: "when will this end?"

Tandisizwe Mahlutshana 20 Nov 2018

RisCura, Africa Investor to launch infrastructure performance index
RisCura, Africa Investor to launch infrastructure performance indexArticle

RisCura and Africa Investor have partnered to launch Africa's first infrastructure performance index in early 2019...

19 Nov 2018

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