Development

26 May 2022

Strategy and will key to uplift Africa’s communities

Strategy and will key to uplift Africa’s communities With a fresh burst of growth in Africa’s business sector, there has never been a better time to produce innovative solutions to […]
21 May 2022

Africa could fill the energy gap

Africa could fill the energy gap Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put a spotlight on Africa’s energy landscape, which has traditionally been hamstrung by a lack of domestic refining capacity, […]
19 May 2022

Ghana president calls for more resources to develop Africa

Ghana president calls for more resources to develop Africa Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo has backed calls for more resources for the African Development Bank Group to accelerate its transformative role […]
27 Apr 2022

WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip

WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip The April issue of WhyAfrica’s magazine is out and now available in print as well! Readers will be able to hold […]
25 Apr 2022

Sustainability standards to support small-scale farming

Sustainability standards to support small-scale farming Agro-processing companies in Africa are increasingly playing a more active role in supporting upstream players in their supply chain, to remove risk and ensure […]
22 Apr 2022

Digital platform allows Cote d’Ivoire’s women farmers access to markets

Digital platform allows Cote d’Ivoire’s women farmers access to markets UN Women recently launched a digital platform that will make it easier for women farmers in Cote d’Ivoire to access […]
2 Apr 2022

Zimbabwe’s local firms to benefit most from AfDB loan facility

Zimbabwe’s local firms to benefit most from AfDB loan facility The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a USD7.5-million trade finance guarantee facility for […]
18 Mar 2022

Big boost for agriculture and infrastructure in Niger

Big boost for agriculture and infrastructure in Niger The African Development Bank Group has approved funding of more than USD127.8-million to Niger. The funds approved by the Board of Directors […]
31 Jan 2022

WhyAfrica hits the road in June and July

WhyAfrica hits the road in June and July This year WhyAfrica returns to doing what it does best. We are getting our boots dirty with on-the ground, in-depth, grassroots reporting […]
10 Jan 2022

New hope for Ethiopia

New hope for Ethiopia Although the Tigray region in Ethiopia remains volatile, there is renewed hope for peace and stability, writes Leon Louw, WhyAfrica’s founder and editor.       Hopes are […]
2 Jan 2022

Hope springs eternal

Hope springs eternal Covid-19’s impact on Africa has been severe, as it has been across the globe. However, hope springs eternal, writes Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica.      […]
29 Dec 2021

Agriculture: Key to Africa’s revival

Agriculture: Key to Africa’s revival Agriculture will play a key role in the development of Africa’s economy after Covid-19. By WhyAfrica staff writer Although agriculture has historically been the backbone […]
5 Dec 2021

Funding boost for Horn of Africa road project

Funding boost for Horn of Africa road project The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved USD217-million in loans to fund a project that will improve […]
30 Nov 2021

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica Travel restrictions and Omicron will slow us down, but never stop us. Africa will survive and continue trading and doing business, writes […]
26 Nov 2021

AfDB approves new water strategy

AfDB approves new water strategy The African Development Bank has approved a new five-year water strategy that aims to increase water security and foster sustainable, green and inclusive growth and […]
14 Nov 2021

New initiative will enable remote monitoring and evaluation

New initiative will enable remote monitoring and evaluation The African Development Bank’s collaborative ICT initiative RASME, will enable remote monitoring and evaluation of development projects in real time. The African […]
4 Nov 2021

Calls for Africa to develop pro-poor land policies

Calls for Africa to develop pro-poor land policies The 2021 Conference on Land Policy in Africa opened earlier this week with a resounding call for African countries to develop pro-poor […]
29 Oct 2021

Planning for seasonal swings in Kenya

Planning for seasonal swings in Kenya The effects of climate change are becoming more noticeable in Kenya, as the country suffers from another drought in the northern and coastal parts, […]
19 Oct 2021

How light can be used to prevent malaria

How light can be used to prevent malaria By Tatjana Baleta.   Light dictates life. It was this idea that Dr Bernard Coetzee pondered over cups of tea with fellow ecologists […]
18 Oct 2021

SRK charts path to Africa’s water future

SRK charts path to Africa’s water future With sub-Saharan Africa achieving an implementation level of just 46% in its degree of integrated water resources management, there is considerable scope for […]
12 Oct 2021

AfDB to co-finance second phase of Lesotho Highlands Water Project

AfDB to co-finance second phase of Lesotho Highlands Water Project The African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) Board of Directors has approved a loan of USD86.72-million to co-finance the second phase […]
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 […]