United Nations

7 Feb 2022

Renewed hope but Mozambique not out of the woods

Renewed hope, but Mozambique not out of the woods   Caution is needed before returning to Mozambique, although the security situation has improved markedly since Rwandan, Mozambican and SADC soldiers […]
22 Jan 2022

Barrick’s Kibali leads mining into a new space

Barrick’s Kibali leads mining into a new space Mining has moved to a place where it has not been before. It has entered the world of conservation, sustainability, and development, […]
21 Dec 2021

How to finance biodiversity

How to finance biodiversity South Africa was the first country in the world to grant the tax concession in Section 37D of the Income Tax Act to protect biodiversity, which […]
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 […]
24 Sep 2021

SA needs a sustainable agricultural sector

SA needs a sustainable agricultural sector South Africa needs a sustainable agricultural sector if it is to ensure food security in the future. However, the sector is not without its […]
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 […]
12 Jul 2021

Risks to operate in Mali high after military coups

By WhyAfrica 11 July 2021 – The risks of operating in Mali are significantly higher this year than in 2020 after two military coups took place in the West African […]
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 […]
6 Jun 2021

Business in Mali on edge as politics deteriorate

06 June 2021 – The latest political shenanigans in Mali have put companies doing business in the country on edge as the politics continue to deteriorate. Although gold mining company […]
23 May 2021

African Development Bank Board approves water policy.

23 May 2021 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a new policy on water, prioritising water security and the transformation of water […]
20 May 2021

Attacks by armed extremist groups continue to plague Africa’s Sahel.

20 May 2021 – Countries of the Sahel region have seen an escalation of attacks by armed extremist groups in recent years, striking frequently at security forces and civilians. Attacks […]
28 Apr 2021

Africa’s recovery depends on green investments.

23 April 2021 – Africa’s huge market offers immense opportunities for investors. However, it is imperative that development and investments ensure sustainability, improve the plight of Africa’s people, and address […]
24 Apr 2021

More refugees arrive in Chad after clashes in the Central Africa Republic

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom the quoted text may be attributed – at a press briefing at the Palais […]
5 Apr 2021

Russian presence in CAR a cause for concern

05 April 2021 – United Nations experts have warned that a Russian presence in the Central African Republic (CAR) is cause for concern. The group of experts expressed concerns about […]
17 Feb 2021

UN Refugee Agency alarmed about DRC atrocities.

17 February 2021 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed at ongoing atrocities carried out by armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). According to the […]
12 Feb 2021

Security Council calls on Libyan leaders to prepare for polls.

21 February 2021 – The United Nations Security Council has called on Libyan leaders to prepare for polls in December 2021. The Security Council urged Libya’s interim leadership to improve […]
25 Jan 2021

Why does intelligence matter?

By L.M. Louw 25 January 2021 – To avoid the pitfalls and risks of doing business in Africa, companies need credible, grassroots business intelligence. So why does intelligence matter? With […]