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 […]
17 Mar 2022

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development Standard Bank is on course for a net zero future after the group pledged to mobilise a cumulative amount of between […]
9 Mar 2022

Russia-Ukraine conflict impacts SA agriculture

Russia-Ukraine conflict impacts SA agriculture The Russia-Ukraine conflict and climate change will have a significant impact on agriculture and food prices in South Africa. By Christo Joubert, Thabile Nkunjana, Ndiadivha […]
22 Feb 2022

Rham and Huber’s gonna rock you down to electric avenue

Rham and Huber’s gonna rock you down to electric avenue If you’re a farmer or a miner and still undecided about electric vehicles, why not jump into Rham Equipment and […]
19 Feb 2022

Illegal activities decimate Africa’s rainforests

Illegal activities decimate Africa’s rainforests Illegal logging, hunting, and farming in parts of West and Central Africa over the last 50 years have decimated indigenous rainforests, writes Leon Louw, owner […]
17 Feb 2022

Botswana bets on agritourism to boost growth

Botswana bets on agritourism to boost growth Landlocked Botswana has steadily grown in stature as one of the most stable and investment friendly countries in Africa. The government hopes a […]
16 Feb 2022

Water and energy vital to halt Africa’s land degradation

Water and energy vital to halt Africa’s land degradation Africa’s rapid urbanisation is placing ongoing pressure on available land and demanding far-sighted and coordinated national responses – as the upcoming […]
14 Feb 2022

WhyAfrica reports from the coalface

WhyAfrica reports from the coalface WhyAfrica is getting its boots dirty in 2022. After almost two years of being stuck behind our desks, we are going back to do what […]
14 Feb 2022

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), laid out by the United Nations in 2015 provides a map to guide and measure the world’s progress […]
2 Feb 2022

World Wetlands Day: SA wine farm shows the way

World Wetlands Day: SA wine farm shows the way Wetlands are often overlooked, neglected and abused – and yet they provide essential eco-services for water and food security. They are […]
2 Feb 2022

Financial system in Africa excludes young entrepreneurs

Financial system in Africa excludes young entrepreneurs The establishment of entrepreneurs and start-ups are key to ensure sustainable growth and development on the African continent. This is not happening today, […]
1 Feb 2022

AfDB supports Guinea Bissau’s economic transformation

AfDB supports Guinea Bissau’s economic transformation African Development Bank Group President Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina has announced a financial package of USD30-million dollars to the West African nation of Guinea […]
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 […]
27 Jan 2022

AfDB discuss rapid rollout of Nigerian SAPZ

AfDB discuss rapid rollout of Nigerian SAPZ The African Development Bank President Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina received four Nigerian executive governors and the CEO of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority […]
25 Jan 2022

Data to empower small scale farmers

Data to empower small scale farmers Australian based Ocean Protocol, the decentralised data exchange protocol to unlock data for AI and business innovation, has entered into a strategic partnership with […]
21 Jan 2022

UK investors poised to pour billions into Africa’s green economy

UK investors poised to pour billions into Africa’s green economy    Financing institutions in the UK are looking to invest billions of pounds into the development of Africa’s clean infrastructure […]
6 Jan 2022

AfDB aims to improve agricultural productivity in Mozambique

AfDB aims to improve agricultural productivity in Mozambique The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a USD47.09-million grant for the first phase of Mozambique’s Pemba-Lichinga Integrated Development Corridor, a […]
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.      […]