Development

23 Sep 2021

African leaders need biodiversity data to make sustainable decisions

African leaders need biodiversity data to make sustainable decisions There is a great need to equip African governments, businesses, and policymakers with biodiversity data for sustainable decision-making. African leaders need […]
21 Sep 2021

Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean join forces to drive circularity

The African Circular Economy Alliance (ACEA), and the Circular Economy Coalition of Latin America and the Caribbean (CEC LAC) have organised the first regional dialogue to strengthen cooperation around their […]
21 Sep 2021

Sustainable social transitioning at mine closure starts with paradigm shift

Sustainable social transitioning at mine closure starts with paradigm shift Recognising the assets and opportunities inherent in mine communities throughout the life of mine is one of the first steps […]
21 Sep 2021

Troubled times an opportunity to make a difference

Troubled times an opportunity to make a difference Although the world is in a crisis, it is the ideal time for business leaders, the private sector, governments, and development agencies […]
16 Sep 2021

IWMI examines water resources in Ethiopia’s Lake Tana sub-basin

IWMI examines water resources in Ethiopia’s Lake Tana sub-basin Through the FLAIR (Future Leaders – African Independent Research) Fellowship project, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is working to develop a thorough […]
3 Sep 2021

Groundwater management is essential for a sustainable future

03 September 2021- Water security in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region has been subjected to the impacts of climate change and severe weather events. Water management, and especially […]
27 Aug 2021

Sustainable urban expansion is key to Africa’s growth

27 August 2021 – Technology used to map Lusaka, Zambia is replicable in other African cities to upgrade informal settlements and achieve sustainable urban expansion. Sustainable urban expansion is key […]
22 Aug 2021

Supporting smallholder farmers amidst the pandemic

22 August 2021 – Nozizwe Mhlongo farms on 10 hectares of land in Sehlakoane, a rural area in Limpopo. Some of this land she uses for maize production which recently […]
20 Aug 2021

Can Kenya learn from global floods?

By Simon Thomas, international consultant and board member of Megapipes Solutions Limited 20 August 2021 – Across the globe, the increase in devastating storms and floods is a stark reminder […]
12 Aug 2021

US to donate USD10-million for wildlife conservation in Mozambique’s Niassa

12 August 2021 – According to the United States embassy in Maputo, Mozambique, the US will donate USD10-million for wildlife conservation in Mozambique’s Niassa reserve The United States will donate […]
27 Jul 2021

Africa gears up to become a global powerhouse

27 July 2021 – A host of energy development initiatives designed to increase energy access and improve livelihoods are coming online across Africa. Geothermal, hydro and bioenergy projects are being […]
24 Jul 2021

Are we telling the African story?

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 24 July 2021 – Negative perceptions about Africa persist, despite great strides being made in many countries across the continent to warrant […]
15 Jul 2021

Why ESG underpins Africa’s agricultural prospects

15 July 2021 – The agricultural sector in Africa remains significantly under-invested, but more support from international lenders and investors will come with stringent environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements. […]
10 Jul 2021

AGF signs MoU with TADB to boost agribusiness in Tanzania

10 July 2021 – The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (AGF) this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB) that […]
4 Jul 2021

African Development Bank launches a Strategy for Economic Governance in Africa

04 July 2021 – The African Development Bank has launched its Strategy for Economic Governance in Africa (SEGA), aimed at fostering transparent and accountable governments and institutions to secure inclusive, […]
3 Jul 2021

Rural sanitation and wastewater management vital for South Africa

By Chetan Mistry 03 July 2021 – Many people in rural South Africa still lack access to basic sanitation and wastewater management is a challenge in these areas. Rural sanitation […]
30 Jun 2021

Water is the foundation of Kenya’s Big Four Agenda

By Simon Thomas 30 June 2021 – The Big Four Agenda, announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in late 2017, has four main pillars namely manufacturing, food security, health, and housing. […]
27 Jun 2021

Nature based tourism could be a money spinner for Africa

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 26 June 2021 – Africa is well known for its wildlife and exceptional natural beauty. Nature-based tourism could be a money spinner […]
26 Jun 2021

AfDB grant will boost agricultural value chains in Mozambique

26 June 2021 – The African Development Bank (AfDB), with financing from the Italian Technical Cooperation Fund, has provided a €990,000 grant to help smaller agro-processing enterprises boost production and […]
14 Jun 2021

Conflict in Cabo Delgado continues more than 2 months after attack on Palma

By Leon Louw founder and editor of  WhyAfrica 14 June 2021 – According to reports the armed conflict in Palma and surrounding areas in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique […]
12 Jun 2021

Calls for greater investment in Sudan’s agriculture

12 June 2021 – The Ministry of Agriculture of Sudan, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), have called […]
8 Jun 2021

Water supply in Goma a concern after volcano eruption

08 June 2021 – The water supply to about 200 000 people in the city of Goma, the capital of the North Kivu province in the eastern Republic of the Congo, […]
3 Jun 2021

Fertiliser increase crop yields in Mozambique

By the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP)   03 June 2021 – One of the causes of low maize yields is lack of access to agricultural inputs. In Chibabava, Sofala […]
31 May 2021

Time for sustainable solutions to flooding in Nairobi.

By Simon Thomas, international consultant, and board member at Megapipes Solutions Limited 31 May 2021 – Heavy rains in Kenya has caused damage and devastation in the capital Nairobi. The destruction […]
28 May 2021

AfDB signs loan agreement to increase power generation in Tanzania

28 May 2021 – The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the government of Tanzania have signed a loan agreement to increase power generation in Tanzania. The USD140-million deal will […]