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Zayed Sustainability Prize

The Zayed Sustainability Prize Extends 2021 Awards Submissions Deadline to June 11, 2020

The extension is in light of the ongoing global health crisis, to better serve the Prize’s diverse international audience base The Zayed...

World Bank cites poor urban planning for persistent floods in Ghana’s capital

Besides a change in attitude, the World Bank has assessed that effective urban planning and strong enforcement were needed to deal with the perennial...
multiple fatality accident

Cameroon to hold mining exhibition to attract international investors

Officials of Cameroon's Ministry of Mines, Industry and Technological Development said Tuesday the country will hold an exhibition in September to promote its mining...
electricity generation

Kenya mulls production auction for power sector

Kenya is set to start an auction system for investors interested in investing in future power generation, a government official said on Tuesday. ...
Street Children

Ghana calls for unity in upholding children’s right

Ghana's Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) on Tuesday called on all stakeholders including parents, teachers, and community leaders who handle children...

South Africa’s AIDS conference focuses on combining efforts to end HIV epidemic

The 9th South African AIDS Conference kicked off in Durban on Tuesday with the aim of combining efforts to end HIV epidemic. ...

Kenyan innovators develop machines to boost farmers’ yields

Innovators in Kenya are coming up with various machines that are helping livestock and crop farmers boost their productivity. The machines are...
Oil drilling platform Shengli No.4 is in the midst of shipment at the outer anchorage of a port in Yantai, east China’s Shandong province, Feb. 8, 2018. The Shengli No. 4 and the New Shengli No.1 will be sent to Nigeria for oil exploration services. (Photo by Chu Yang from CFP)

EIA says global oil supply to rise in 2020

The global supply of liquid fuels will increase in 2020 with the United States as a major supplier, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said...

African countries urged to popularize ratification of free movement of persons pact

The African Union (AU) on Tuesday urged efforts to popularize and promote the ratification of the protocol to the treaty establishing the African economic...

Kenya to promote fish exports through product certification

Kenya plans to promote the export of fish through product certification, the standards agency said on Tuesday. Bernard Njiraini, acting managing director...
Agriculture in Africa

AU urges agricultural transformation in Africa through right policies

The African Union (AU) on Tuesday stressed the need to spur Africa's agricultural transformation through appropriate policies, governance and institutional arrangements. The...
climate change

Namibia awards grants for rural communities to respond to climate change

The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia on Tuesday awarded 19 grants valued at about 5.8 million U.S. dollars for measures to help rural communities...

Kenya launches project to provide solar solutions in marginalized counties

Kenya on Tuesday launched a 4.7 billion shillings (4.7 million U.S. dollars) project for the private sector to provide solar solutions in marginalized counties. ...

South Africa’s Western Cape records 331 murders in May

South Africa's Western Cape Province recorded 331 murders in May, compared with 304 murders in the same period last year, due to "systemic failures,"...
AFP/File / Yuri Cortez The WHO's latest air pollution database reveals an overall deterioration of air in the planet's cities, and highlights the growing risk of serious health conditions

Zambia not doing enough to curb air pollution – lobby group

There was a growing lack of responsibility by both private citizens and industries to take it upon themselves to reduce or curb air pollution...

UNECA urges concerted efforts to promote Africa’s industrialization

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) on Tuesday urged concerted efforts towards Africa's industrialization through the imminent African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)...
Edgar Lungu

Zambian leader concerned about increasing levels of tribalism

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday expressed concern over increasing levels of tribal sentiments, especially in the political arena, which risk plunging the country...

UN supports South Sudan’s efforts to stimulate trade

South Sudan said on Tuesday it will use support from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to build its institutional capacity to stimulate trade with...
Cylinder Re-circulation Model

Kenya launches regulations to help curb counterfeit gas cylinders

Kenya energy regulator on Tuesday announced new stringent measures to curb the growing number of substandard liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders sold to Kenyans...
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Madagascar’s new PM sets up a consensus government

Madagascar's Prime Minister Christian Ntsay Monday evening set up a consensus government aimed at preparing the presidential election. Also aimed at ending the current political...

Zambian vice president calls for innovative, sustainable use of water in Africa

Zambian Vice-President Inonge Wina on Monday called for innovative and sustainable ways of utilization of water in Africa as part of the continent's development...

African startups bag global awards for advancing green agenda

Three African-based start-ups on Monday scooped prestigious awards for their contribution to low-carbon growth on a continent that is battling climate change-linked disasters like...
South Africa

South African parliament urges joint fight against cash-in-transit heists

South Africa's Parliament on Monday urged all industry players to join hands in curbing the current spate of cash-in-transit heists. Parliament will bring together all...
Chief Financial Officers

African custom officials pledge to renew fight against financial crimes

Tax administrators and law enforcement agencies drawn from sub-Saharan African countries on Monday vowed to support the war against financial crimes that are undermining...
A chief (R) destroys a den during a crackdown on illicit brew at Motherland slums in Nairobi's Eastleigh estate, Kenya, July 14, 2015. Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery on Tuesday said that about 20,000 suspects have been arrested over illicit alcohol and 99 chiefs and sub-chiefs dismissed, and drastic action taken against 15 police officers in the war against the illicit brew. (Xinhua/John Okoyo)

Kenya beefs up security in vast forest to thwart terror attacks

Kenyan police said Monday they have heightened security in the vast Boni Forest in the coastal region following credible intelligence reports that al-Shabab plans...
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan

Ghana rout Ethiopia 5-0 in AFCON qualifier

Ghana got their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers off to a positive start after beating Ethiopia 5-0 in the Group F opener...
Social media

Namibia sets deadline for state departments to open social media accounts

Government departments in Namibia have to set up social networking accounts by the end of June, if the Social Media Use Policy before parliament...

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel will pay an official visit to China from June 11 to 14 at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li...

Mexican man killed after sticking head out moving train

A Mexican man died on Sunday after he stuck his head out of the window of a moving subway in Mexico City and hit...

New study links genetic abnormalities with neurodegenerative disorders

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have drawn a link between distinctive genetic abnormalities in some neurodegenerative diseases and the formation of...