Africa

By Megan Rowling Bonn — Mayors from 25 cities around the world, representing 150 million citizens, pledged on Sunday to cut their carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, while boosting efforts to become more resilient to extreme weather and

By Augustine T. Tweh Paynesville — Residents of Pipeline Bypass Community, in Paynesville City, are experiencing a severe environmental problem. This is as a result of sewage flowing from an underground pipe allegedly attached directly to the septic tank of

analysis By Calestous Juma, Harvard University Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and the rapid adoption of robots across diverse industries are stalking the fear of jobless growth. Responses to these developments have focused on what to do to ensure that

By Angela Oketch Five African first ladies have pledged to fight stigma associated with childlessness. The Central African Republic, the Gambia, Chad, Niger and Guinea first ladies said they were committed to a long term partnership with Merck Foundation’s More

analysis By Amélie Aubert, Afd (Agence Française De Développement), Pierre-Jean Loiret, Agence Universitaire De La Francophonie (Auf) and Rohen D?aiglepierre African countries have worked hard to improve children’s access to basic education, but there’s still significant work to be done.

London — At this year’s AfricaCom, a speaker on the Connectivity Stage nailed some of the dilemmas facing the satellite industry in Africa and elsewhere. The presentation was refreshingly honest and dealt with issues hardly ever raised by the larger

analysis By Lameck Masina Nine people have been killed by vigilantes recently. But this isn’t the first time rumours of vampires sucking people’s blood have surfaced in Malawi. For the past few years, people with albinism have been the victims

[The Conversation Africa] In 1800 the world’s population was around 1 billion people. Since then it has increased more than sevenfold to reach over 7.5 billion in 2017 (see figure 1), and is forecast to top 10 billion by 2050.

press release Mogadishu — Two Somali youths have been selected as winners of the #Blog4Dev competition launched earlier this year by the World Bank. Along with two runner-ups and over 100 submissions, the blog contestants addressed job creation for youth

By Ebere Nwoji Member countries of African Union (AU), have been urged to tackle the various political, economic and social problems especially poverty plaguing their countries by creating environment that promotes trade and investment for economic growth and development. Cape