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The future of agriculture, food security is knowledge-intensive

As gains from the green revolution come up against limited natural resources, agriculture is poised for another major transformation...

28 Nov 2017

Africa's top innovators announced

Three outstanding African innovations walk away with Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017 total cash prize of US$150 000...

31 Jul 2017

Winners of Resolution Social Venture Challenge agents of change in their communities

21 African social entrepreneurs have been named winners in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge. Impact evaluation data shows that an average of 3,200 community members benefits per fellowship awarded...

20 Jul 2017

Ensuring safer pregnancies for Kenyan women in urban slums

Globally, there's a general decline in the number of women who die from pregnancy or childbirth complications. However in Kenya, it remains high..

By Blessing Mberu, Kanyiva Muindi, and Patricia Elung 25 May 2017

Smokeless cooking in Kenya

Fighting lower respiratory infection with innovative design...

23 Dec 2016

#AfricaMonth: Adopting a new mentality to small-scale farming

It's necessary for smallholder farmers in Africa to innovate and form partnerships with organisations that can help them do so. In this, the farmers of Nakuru county has...

By Cari Van Wyk 23 May 2016

Developing a community of health

A proposed community living centre (CLC), focusing on primary healthcare, could go a long way in reducing the high number of maternal deaths in Kenya...

13 May 2016

Google makes $10,000 available for NPOs in South Africa, Botswana & Kenya

Google South Africa has launched Google for Nonprofits in South Africa, Kenya and Botswana...

3 Sep 2015

Imperial Health Sciences 'adopts' Kenyan children's home

Imperial Health Sciences recently 'adopted' Saidia Furaha, a non-governmental organisation that runs the small children's home situated in Kitengela, just on the outskirts of Nairobi, as well as a number of community outreach programmes.

10 Apr 2014

Africa's food security improves

Food security in the sub-Saharan African region improved this year because of greater food availability and income growth‚ the DuPont global food security index shows.

7 Aug 2013