Geothermal Energy On Rise In Eastern Africa

Eastern Africa has a real need for locally generated electricity, and the Eastern Africa Rift System offers huge opportunities for the generation of geothermal energy — but until now, companies...

Zambia: Cervical Cancer – ‘A Battle We Can Win’

Cervical cancer is an aggressive disease which affects millions of Zambian women each year. But it is quickly being brought under control thanks to...

Libya: 10 Percent of Seats Reserved for Women

Ten percent of the seats in a proposed Libyan constituent assembly will be reserved for women, a draft electoral law published on Monday said,...

Nigeria: 2011 – Year of Ministry of Communication’s Birth

A major milestone recorded in Nigeria's Information Communication and Telecommunications industry in 2011 was the creation of Ministry of Communication Technology by President Goodluck...

Poor countries can keep doctors local

Countries are using innovative schemes to train and retain health professionals — but they need support, says WHO expert Manuel M. Dayrit. Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa...

Africa – Can Diaspora Bonds Help Meet Development Goals?

Diaspora remittances are a key foreign exchange earner for Africa with US$40-billion flowing from the west annually. That figure is growing at 15% per year,...

Nigeria: China to invest $2.55B in 15 Bio-refinery projects

Chinese government to invest $1.78B in Nigerian biofuels, the latest in a series of projects announced in West Africa. In Nigeria, Bloomberg and several local...

New FAO Chief Moves On Global Eradication of Hunger

Rome — Two days after taking over, FAO's new Director-General José Graziano da Silva told his inaugural press conference that the total elimination of...

Developing world must lead on green economic policy

Yet more failure to make much progress on climate change in Durban means that developing countries must exert stronger political pressure. Climate talks have not...

SA: Jacob Zuma takes health services to rural KZN

Durban - President Jacob Zuma and KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo on Monday took health services to one of the most deprived wards in...

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