Africa Agribusiness

Launch of new Ugandan coffee marks second year of success for Nespresso’s.

Nespresso’s Reviving Origins program celebrates second year by introducing new coffee, AMAHA awe UGANDA, from the Rwenzori Mountains Investment, training and resources provides Rwenzori coffee farmers with the tools to improve their livelihoods through the increase of the quality of their crop Reviving Origins program drove productivity boost of 9% in Eastern Zimbabwe for 2018/2019. […]

Africa Industry

International Energy Agency’s Africa Dialogue Needs to be Inclusive for a Workable Africa’s Energy Transition

The Chamber reiterates its support to inclusive dialogues that take into account the realities of African economies and of energy poverty The African Energy Chamber takes notes of recent initiatives taken by the International Energy Agency (IEA) to support Africa’s energy transition and salutes the leadership of the IEA in this dialogue. Such conversations notably […]

Africa Industry Opinions

Oil price slump in Africa and Covid 19: which countries will fare better?

In Africa, the twin challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent drop in oil prices are affecting countries in different ways: net energy exporters are braced for headwinds, but net importers have some relief from current account pressures. Globally, lockdown and social distancing measures resulted in a sharp drop in demand for oil, particularly in […]

Africa Opportunities

Development Finance Institutions commit to support Sudan’s transformation

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina assured the Sudanese government of the Bank’s continued support in the country’s transformation journey Three leading international financial institutions, the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on Thursday pledged multi-pronged support to Sudan as it opens a new chapter to overcome political […]

Opinions

Saved by the Pandemic?

Mark Lynas HAY-ON-WYE – COVID-19 has killed more than 500,000 people worldwide, made millions more ill, and continues to wreak havoc. But as the saying goes – and without wishing to downplay this human tragedy in any way – it’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good. If we make the right choices as lockdowns ease, […]

Africa ICT

Building resiliency in times of uncertainty 

By George Ferreira, Senior Sales Director: Applications at Oracle South Africa and SADC Business resilience remains one of the most important and relevant ways for organisations to bypass legacy challenges and to explore new opportunities The recent months have likely been the biggest challenge for all organisations across the continent. With almost no warning, millions […]

Africa Opportunities

Africa has a once in a generation opportunity to ‘recover better’ with sustainable energy

Sustainable Energy for All sets out clear, practical steps for African countries to recover better from COVID-19 and close energy access gaps. As countries continue to rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic, a new guide by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) shows how clean energy investment can support countries to ‘Recover Better’, and use this unique […]

Africa Wellness

Ethiopia vulnerable communities well-being improves by “One” WASH program

Ethiopia’s ‘One’ model, under which the government runs its Water, Sanitation and Hygiene ( WASH ) National Program, has steadily improved the well-being of the country’s rural and urban communities, top local officials say. “The ‘One’ here means we have one account, one budget and one report in one consolidated WASH Account,” says Tadesse Masresha, […]