25 Mar 2022

Kenya’s rain drain

Kenya’s rain drain Heavy downpours are expected in Kenya over Easter which will provide relief from persistent drought. But often, the heavy rainfall leaves chaos in its wake.      By […]
24 Jan 2022

UK’s trade training body expands into Africa

UK’s trade training body expands into Africa  Trade education is vital to further grow exports between the UK and Africa. The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) last week […]
17 Jan 2022

Africa in the world’s game of chess

Africa in the world’s game of chess While a global pandemic dominated news in 2021, interest in Africa by the world’s superpowers grew, reiterating the continents importance on the geopolitical […]
2 Jan 2022

Elevating women in water

Elevating women in water A new council of high-level water professionals from across Africa will transform how women’s interests in water are respected. Building on experience from the Nile basin, […]
8 Dec 2021

Africa’s shift to net-zero

Africa’s shift to net-zero The climate crisis is an unavoidable reality. For every company, individual and government, changing the shape of this crisis has become, or should become a priority, […]
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 […]
2 Sep 2021

Best practice for small emerging farmers

02 September 2021 – A new comparative study has identified best practice in livestock production and marketing for small emerging farmers. The study shows trader or broker market control, prevalent […]
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. […]
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 […]
17 May 2021

Resurgence of Desert Locusts threaten Horn of Africa.

17 May 2021 – The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, has welcomed an €8-million contribution from the European Union (EU) that […]
14 May 2021

Water – not an infinite resource in Kenya

By Simon Thomas 14 May 2021 – Everyone takes water for granted and this begets complacency. Water may seem like a limitless resource, considering that most of the planet is […]
19 Apr 2021

Africa 2021: Emerging from the Covid-19 abyss

By Hari Chaitanya, Head of Investor Services, Product Management at Standard Bank  19 April 2021 – Africa, like the rest of the world, was hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, […]
5 Feb 2021

Africa’s wildlife should drive the economy.

05 February 2021 – Covid-19 has negatively affected the tourism industry, which will take months, if not years, to recover. The continents biggest asset is its pristine natural areas. Africa’s […]
22 Jan 2021

The devastating consequences of not properly managing residential wastewater.

21 January 2021 – Two years ago, the National Construction Authority said more than 70% of buildings in Nairobi, Kenya, were unsafe for occupation mostly because of the devastating consequences […]