Road to Rio+20 – Fresh Opportunity to Scale-Up Sustainable Development?

2012 will mark some major milestones in the race to realize sustainable development as nations navigate the final laps on the Road to Rio+20. The...

Kenya: Women Set to Make Their Mark in Politics

Nairobi — The August 2012 elections in Kenya will open doors to massive political participation by women for the first time ever. The new constitution...

Why Chinese Companies Are Successful in Africa

Chinese companies now dominate the African construction sector, with a market share larger than those of France, Italy and US combined. This strength of...

Zimbabwe: WFP buy local scheme helps farmers

HARARE, 27 December 2011 (IRIN) - Veteran small-scale farmer Trynos Mamombe has returned to maize farming after two years, thanks to a multi-partner initiative...

Norwegian Minister of Health visits Tanzania 2-7 January

To improve the health of mothers and newborn babies is the goal for a special partnership between Tanzania and Norway. This week the Norwegian...

Botswana awaits approval of new science policy

Botswana hopes its research system will be better coordinated and funded through the establishment of two science and technology bodies to provide oversight...

South Africa: Matric pass rate improves to 70.2%

Pretoria - Around 70.2% of the matriculants who sat for the 2011 National Senior Certificate examinations last year passed their exams. "I am pleased to...

Kenya: Cost of Doing Business a Big Worry for Firms

Three days into 2012 and the main concern of corporate companies remains fundamentally the same: the cost of doing business. Though many executives reckon that...

Nigeria: Nigcomsat-1r to Create 1.9 Million Jobs in Five Years

Following the successful launch of a replacement for the de-orbited communication satellite, NIGCOMSAT-1R, Managing Director of NigComSat Ltd., Ahmed Rufai, tells the media that...

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...

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