Development

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 […]