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A better path for Africa’s energy future

The bad news then is that there is much to do. The good news is that it’s all within our reach.

World hunger is increasing, this is why

Around the globe, about 815 million people – 11 percent of the world’s population – went hungry in 2016, according to the latest data from the United Nations. This was the first increase in more than 15 years.

Why Africans are wary of re-engineering the climate

BERLIN, Oct 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a child during Ethiopia’s deadly famine of 1984, Asfawossen Kassaye remembers watching people from the countryside...

Is climate change the culprit behind natural disasters?

Is climate change the culprit behind natural disasters?

Op-Ed: Africa is on the cusp of a wind energy revolution, it’s time to...

There is growing consensus among the investor community and society at large that the ‘tipping point’ from fossil fuels to renewable energy has been reached.
How Islamic social financing could address poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Op-Ed: GMOs could be the solution to Africa’s food shortages

David S. Levin  reckons that genetically modified organisms could be like making rabbits into doves for Africa

Africa’s forests and savannas are under threat, ignore it at your on peril

Savannas and forests function very differently but they are important ecologically and economically. They sustain a lot of plant and wildlife.
Ethiopia's political ripple a big test for infrastructure-led Chinese approach

Ethiopia’s plan to save its dwindling forests

Ethiopia is enlisting the cooperation of people in and around its forests to manage woodland better, hoping to protect the country from the effects of climate change.

These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2017

The technologies were selected by the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network and Global Future Councils in collaboration with Scientific American and its Board of Advisors.

Four reasons why nature is more valuable than you thought

This article is part of the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2017 From the cloud forests of Costa Rica to the deserts of Southern Africa,...

Watch: China’s Clean Tech Revolution

China's going green. But what does it mean for the rest of the world?

South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, industry body says

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa reported an outbreak of a highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a farm in the Free State province, an...

South Africa committed to nuclear power expansion, process to be open: Zuma

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa is committed to an "open, transparent" process to build new nuclear power plants and the government planned to...

South Sudan no longer classified as in famine: UN-backed report

JUBA/GENEVA (Reuters) - South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine, although 45,000 people in Jonglei and Unity states are expected to...

Shell Nigeria considering investment in gas project in Niger Delta

Shell is considering whether to invest in a gas project in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta energy hub.

S.Africa aims to choose company for nuclear project by year-end

Russian energy group Rosatom is a contender for South Africa's nuclear expansion project and the country will award the contract by the end of the year.

Nigeria says half of govt food aid never reached victims of Boko Haram

At least half of Nigerian government food aid sent northeast for hungry people driven from their homes by Boko Haram has been "diverted" and never reached them.

Saudi Arabia bans imports of Egyptian strawberries

Saudi Arabia is banning imports of Egyptian strawberries due to pesticide residues.

De Beers, Namibia launch world’s biggest diamond exploration ship

Anglo American's diamond unit De Beers on Thursday launched the world's largest diamond exploration vessel off the coast of Namibia.