Rwanda

2 May 2022

Why democracy will bulletproof your business

Why democracy will bulletproof your business The rise of an autocratic state like Rwanda raises the question of whether democracy is a necessity when doing business in Africa.  By Leon […]
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, […]
11 Dec 2021

Tensions high as fighting heats up in east DRC

Tensions high as fighting heats up in east DRC   Tensions are running high in the eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as more groups join […]
8 Dec 2021

The state of democracy in Africa

The state of democracy in Africa Since the beginning of the 1990s democracy has been the dominant form of governance in most African regions, writes Leon Louw, founder and editor […]
30 Nov 2021

30 white rhinos arrive in Rwanda

30 white rhinos arrive in Rwanda In the largest single rhino translocation ever undertaken, 30 white rhinos have been introduced to Akagera National Park in Rwanda. The rhinos were sourced […]
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 […]
28 Jul 2021

Why mines in Africa should invest in renewable energy

By Leon Louw, founder and editor at WhyAfrica 19 July 2021 – Mining companies have been grappling with the question of fossil fuels versus renewables for more than a decade. […]
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 […]
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. […]
30 May 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Rwanda

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 30 May 2021 – French executives accompanying President Macron on his two-day visit to Rwanda, have identified the country as one of […]
29 May 2021

Macron repents in Rwanda

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 29 May 2021 – In a historic week for Africa, French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Rwanda to forgive France for its […]
29 May 2021

The Curse of Goma

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 28 May 2021 – Goma, in the North Kivu province of the DRC, has been at the receiving end of wave upon […]
27 Apr 2021

New technologies provide solutions to Africa’s agricultural challenges.

Abidjan, 26 April 2021 – Drones, satellites, geographic information systems, weather stations and advanced analytics are some of the most promising technologies for providing solutions to Africa’s agricultural challenges, according […]
3 Apr 2021

WhyAfrica’s pick of the week is Africa’s tin deposits.

By Leon Louw for WhyAfrica 03 April 2021 – With demand for tin concentrate on the increase and a serious shortage of supply looming, eyes are turning towards Africa. Tin […]
9 Dec 2020

Cooling centre a boost for African farmers

09 December 2020 – The Rwandan government has formally launched the new African Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold Chain (ACES) that is hosted in-country by the University […]