ECA launches Africa Poverty Clock

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECS) launched the Africa Poverty Clock late last year in Addis Ababa as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations...

3 Jan 2019

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

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

2 Jan 2019

12 African social enterprises awarded funding from Google

The winners of the first Google Impact Challenge Africa award were announced last week...

4 Dec 2018

'World's worst environmental disaster' set to be repeated with controversial new dam in Africa

Encompassing swathes of Ethiopia, South Sudan and Kenya, the Omo-Turkana Basin is one of the oldest landscapes in the world that is known to have been inhabited by Homo sapiens...

By Timothy Clack 29 Nov 2018

Africa to feature on Al Gore's 8th annual 24 Hours of Reality broadcast

The Climate Reality Project's eighth annual 24 Hours of Reality broadcast will showcase South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East and North Africa...

23 Nov 2018

Empowering women lies at the centre of controlling population growth in Africa

I think about the future of my continent in terms of three questions: Are Africans healthy? Do they have access to a good education? And do they have opportunities to apply their skills?

By Alex Ezeh 28 Sep 2018

StarTimes rolls out app to increase HIV/AIDS awareness in Kenya

Digital television company StarTimes has introduced a mobile online video application that intends to increase HIV/AIDS awareness among the Kenyan youth...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 14 Sep 2018

We are guinea pigs in a worldwide experiment on microplastics

One of the main problems with plastics is that although we may only need them fleetingly - seconds in the case of microbeads in personal care products, or minutes as in plastic grocery bags - they stick around for hundreds of years...

By John Meeker 15 Aug 2018

What's driving persistent poverty in rural Kenya

Like most of sub Saharan African countries, Kenya has registered a decline in the poverty rate over the past decade...

By Timothy Njagi Njeru 10 Aug 2018

Evictions in Nairobi: why the city has a problem and what can be done to fix it

A new road in Nairobi, Kenya, is set to displace up to 30,000 Kibera slum residents...

By Kefa Otiso 25 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Africa needs leaders who live and exude integrity

Africa's new generation of leaders could learn a thing or two about how to become great, but it takes much more to become an extraordinary leader like Nelson Mandela...

By Rudo Kwaramba-Kayombo 19 Jul 2018

Africa needs to build its statistical capacity

High quality data crucial for success of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, says the Economic Commission for Africa...

13 Jul 2018

Nairobi is planning car-free days. They could bring many benefits

Kenya's capital, Nairobi, is the second most congested city in the world. To reduce congestion, Nairobi County has proposed car-free Wednesdays and Saturdays in two of the busiest parts of the city...

By Haneen Khreis and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen 10 Jul 2018

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