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Some smart ideas to make toilets fit for purpose in Africa’s cities

20/11/2018 • Africa News, Editors Blog, Editors Notes, head, Home, Latest News, National, News, On the GoComments (0)

Every flush by a typical toilet sends about 6 to 16 litres of fresh water to wastewater treatment centres. lchumpitaz/Shutterstock About 23% of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa don’t have access to toilets while 31% with toilets use one’s that aren’t connected to a formal sanitation system. This means that more than half the people

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Africa Investment Forum 2018: African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC) unveils guiding principles

13/11/2018 • Africa News, Editors Notes, Editors Picks, head, Home, Latest News, NewsComments (0)

The African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC) unveiled its guiding principles at the recently concluded Africa Investment Forum. Launched in June 2018, AFAC aims to increase financial sector participation in climate action, in order to raise

Habitat for Humanity addresses Africa’s unique housing challenges at local leadership conference

28/10/2018 • Africa News, head, Home, Latest News, NewsComments (0)

With some of the fastest growing cities in the world over the next 50 years, Africa will encounter many challenges, including urban planning that encompasses affordable housing solutions for the growing number of urban dwellers, as well as provisions for

South Africa sees Africa Investment Forum as vehicle for economic growth

21/10/2018 • Africa News, Editors Blog, Global, head, Home, Latest News, National, News, On the Go, Truth B ToldComments (0)

The Africa Investment Forum (AIF), African Development Bank’s new platform to enhance private-sector cooperation and drive investment to key development sectors on the continent, has received commendation from South Africa’s business leaders. Members of

African Countries’ Policies Must Shift To Achieve Zero Hunger

16/10/2018 • Africa News, head, Home, Latest News, News, On the GoComments (0)

Hunger is a daily reality across large parts of Africa. Jon Hrusa/EPA For the third year in a row hunger is rising across the world. And, as a recent report by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation shows, the situation is worsening in

African Development Bank Mourns Passing of former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi A. Annan

22/08/2018 • Africa News, head, Home, Latest News, News, On the GoComments (0)

The African Development Bank has learned with deep sadness the news of the death of Kofi A. Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Noble Peace Prize Laureate, at the age of 80 in Bern, Switzerland. “With Mr. Kofi Annan’s

2018 Resolution Social Venture Challenge Winners Announced

22/08/2018 • Africa News, Editors Blog, Editors Notes, Editors Picks, head, Home, Latest News, News, On the GoComments (0)

17 AUG 2018 | SAVE | EMAIL | PRINT |  PDF     Fifteen teams have been selected as the winners of the 2018 Resolution Social Venture Challenge. A total of thirty teams of Mastercard Foundation scholars gathered in Kigali, Rwanda to compete in the

Southern Africa’s Liberation Movements: Can They Abandon Old Bad Habits?

13/08/2018 • Africa News, Editors Blog, Editors Notes, Editors Picks, head, Home, Latest News, NewsComments (0)

Both South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa need to reform their parties. GCIS Until recently, southern Africa’s political and economic outlook seemed to be moving in a promising direction. The highlights were

What’s Driving Persistent Poverty In Rural Kenya

13/08/2018 • Africa News, Editors Blog, Editors Notes, Editors Picks, head, Home, Latest News, News, On the GoComments (0)

Like most of the Sub-Sahara African countries, Kenya has registered a decline in the poverty rate over the past decade. The absolute poverty rate declined from 46% in 2006 to 36% in 2016. But despite this impressive decline, the number of people living in

Climate Change The Focus At The Third Lagos UN SDGs Dialogue

13/08/2018 • Africa News, head, Home, Latest News, News, On the GoComments (0)

The UN Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos, in collaboration with the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), recently held a dialogue session focused on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact. It formed