Desert plantations could help capture carbon

By Imogen Mathers and additional reporting by Nehal Lasheen - SciDev.Net Planting trees in coastal deserts could capture carbon dioxide, reduce harsh desert temperatures, boost...

Africa ‘needs better policies on renewable energy’

NAIROBI] Inadequate policies and regulations, rather than a lack of funding, is the main reason for Africa's failure to exploit its huge renewable energy potential, according...

Southern African Virtual School Partners With Cengage Learning’s ed2go And Smart Horizons Career Online...

Southern African Virtual School Becomes First Major International Partner To Offer Career Online High School Southern African Virtual School (SAVS) is now offering citizens of...

Nigeria Receives Approval for Additional CIF $50 million to Bolster Energy Efficiency and Renewable...

The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) (http://www.afdb.org) has announced an agreement to provide Nigeria with US $50 million to support an African Development Bank-supported program...

Serial Entrepreneur Ashish J. Thakkar Introduces Mara Online – a Unique set of Social...

Mara Online provides professional, personal and social tools for communicating, networking, innovating and collaborating across borders. The launch of Mara Online was announced today by...

Merck Launches Regional Hub in Côte d’Ivoire

The affiliate office in Côte d’Ivoire will serve as regional hub for Merck’s operations in French speaking countries in Central and West Africa. The German...

Slowing the Brain Drain, Innovating Africa

By Zimbabwe Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture David Coltart Africa is a bountiful continent, with opportunity at every corner. The world is slowly...

Ventyx Closes $7 Million Deal with Africa’s Largest Electricity Provider

Eskom embarks on Africa's largest implementation of Ventyx's SCADA distribution management solution.  Ventyx, an ABB company, today announced it has signed two significant software license...

World Bank Announces Broadband Connectivity Initiative for Middle East and North Africa

The World Bank launched a regional initiative to improve broadband connectivity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by bringing utilities’ fiber...

African Development Bank Group in North Africa in 2013 Promoting Resilience and Inclusive Growth

In its 2013 Annual Report on North Africa, the Bank stresses the need to focus on inclusive development The African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) encourages...

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