Wednesday, August 15, 2018

With Vegetable Growing, Family Health Agents and more, these Local Changemakers...

In Kenya and Uganda, the East Africa Leadership Team of The Pollination Project drive the organization’s work to empower grassroots changemakers as they work...

How digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across emerging...

Innovation and entrepreneurship play an ever-increasing role in growing Africa’s emerging technology ecosystem. According to research by the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator, over the past two...

Young Ethiopians eye a fertile future in Artificial Intelligence

by Thomas Lewton A lab in Addis Ababa is on a mission to use AI to disrupt conventional development models and inspire a new generation of...

Regreening Ethiopia’s drylands

by Oliver Balch Drylands in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, home to more than 4.3 million people, are being restored on a massive scale. Villagers volunteer...

Mozambique cracks open its cashew nuts to boost the economy

by Philippe Alfroy Mozambique is going nuts about cashews, and they’re boosting the economy’s health. The country’s cashew nut industry, one of the world’s biggest, was dealt...

Africa’s venture capital funding is growing, it topped $560 Million in...

by Yinka Adegoke The first decade of Africa’s tech startup funding has been led by angel and early-stage investors. Most of that funding was relatively...

The state of African economies unravelled

By Professor Landry Signé This year’s Spring Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group were full of thought-provoking discussions...

The IMF has altered its outlook on Africa, this is what’s...

By Jacques Nel The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its World Economic Outlook (WEO) report for April 2018. Entitled “Cyclical Upswing, Structural Change”, the largely positive...