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West Africa: agricultural growth

  West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations…

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Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn

Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence, it was reported on 2nd April. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to…

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Women process cassava for food preparation in Mbaiki, Central African Republic. $6.2 million is urgently needed to prevent further worsening of the food security situation. Photo: FAO/Riccardo Gangale

Central African Republic: farmers need urgent help

Farmers in the Central African Republic are in urgent need of seeds and tools for the upcoming planting season in April to prevent further deterioration of the livelihoods of vulnerable populations in the conflict-stricken country, the UN Food and Agriculture…

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Central Africa: forest industry as game changer

As host to the Congo Basin – the world’s second forest expanse, Central has to take advantage of the opportunities that the forest industry offers for the sub-region’s transformation. This would be achieved if the countries of the region progressively…

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Summit to advance partnerships for power developers

Over the last 20 years EnergyNet has co-ordinated investor meetings with some of the most reliable and successful power developers operating on the continent of Africa.  Symbion Power, GE, Siemens, Copperbelt, Goldwind, Azura Power, Aldwych, Karpowership, Globeleq, Schneider Electric, ESBi,…

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Zimbabwe: Engen offers low sulphur-diesel

Engen is the first petroleum company in Zimbabwe to extensively offer the environmental benefits of low-sulphur diesel (designated as 50 parts per million or 50ppm). The African energy multinational says as the world makes ever greater strides towards a greener…

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HIV/Aids in South Africa

The book  ‘HIV/AIDS in South Africa’  by Chris Jennings was awarded the 2014 Will Solimene Awards for Excellence in Medical Communication.  The Solimene Award recognizes outstanding work in medical, biomedical, andhealth communication published during the previous two years. “The book…

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World Bank Report on “New Climate Normal”

“New climate normal” poses severe risks to development, says  World Bank Report As the planet warms further, heat-waves and other weather extremes that today occur once in hundreds of years, if ever, would become the “new climate normal,” creating a…

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Agriculture is Africa’s solution

African Leaders commit to end hunger by 2025 through investments in agriculture Africa’s leaders unanimously agreed to end hunger and cut poverty in half by 2025 with the signing of the Malabo Declaration at the 23rd Ordinary Session of the…

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Ethiopia: The green legacy of Meles Zenawi

Ethiopia: The green legacy of Meles Zenawi

Ethiopia: The green legacy of Meles Zenawi

It is surely better now to concentrate on Meles’ positive achievements rather than dwell on negatives from the past. His legacy will be decided by what happens next. But the “develop now and clean up later” approach enjoyed by the west for a while is no longer an option – for anyone.

Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s leader since 1991, was buried in Addis Ababa on Sept 2 in the cathedral where the emperor Menelik II was laid to rest in 1916. The sudden death, age 57, of Africa’s most influential statesman is one of the most significant events in modern African history, and it comes at a critical time for Ethiopia, for Africa and the world.

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