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New African Agricultural Innovation Center

A new ​Agricultural ​Innovation ​Center ​that will help ​African countries promote ​innovation in ​the agricultural ​sector to ​combat rural ​poverty and ​hunger has been ​inaugurated. The Green ​Innovation ​Center, which ​was inaugurated ​at AfricaRice ​in Benin, aims ​to boost ​agricultural ​productivity, ​increase the ​incomes of ​smallholder ​farmers and ​create job ​opportunities, ​particularly ​for youth and ​women in Benin, ​Burkina Faso, ​Cameroon, ​Ethiopia, Ghana,​ Kenya, Malawi, ​Mali, Nigeria, ​Togo, Tunisia ​and Zambia. ​ Continue reading

#Africa2015 Agility Photo Competition

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Agility, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics, has launched a global photo competition that aims to highlight the success of emerging Africa and reflect its increasing progress. The story of today’s Africa (young, growing, urbanizing, and tech-savvy) needs to be told. This is why Agility wants to capture the hope, aspirations and confidence of a new generation of Africans and the continent that they are rapidly reshaping with #Africa2015. Continue reading

My Birthday Dream: Funded Water Projects in Ethiopia

For my birthday in 2014, I started a campaign on Charity: Water which I wrote about on My Birthday Dream. I asked for at least six dollars ($6) each from everyone I know. The aim was to raise money which will directly fund clean water projects in Ethiopia. Though, I was not looking forward to raise all the funds needed but I believe I could raise a few which will be used as part of the funds for water projects in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Malawi just did Something Totally Amazing

Big news: the country with the highest rate of child marriage in the world, Malawi, has taken a big step toward banning child marriage, with the parliament unanimously approving a bill to raise the legal age for marriage to 18 years. This proves that international and local campaigning works, which is why this is an important moment to congratulate Malawi on a huge step forward, and remind its leaders that the world expects this law to be fully enforced. Continue reading

80% of Worlds Wastewater Discharged Goes Untreated

Only 20% of the worlds wastewater discharged are currently being treated, leaving low-income countries hardest hit by contaminated water supplies and disease. This is according to a UN report on wastewater management which encourages governments to see treated wastewater as a valuable resource, and a priority for the post-2015 development agenda. With urban populations estimated to double in the next four decades, and low-income countries possessing only 8 per cent of the required capacity to treat wastewater effectively, Wastewater Management, A UN-Water Analytical Brief, produced by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN-Habitat, on behalf of UN-Water, describes the damage being done to ecosystems and biodiversity as ‘dire’ and warns of the threat wastewater will increasingly pose to human health, economic activity, and water security if left unaddressed. Continue reading

Africa’s Best Young Entrepreneurs for 2015

Next month February 2015, Mfonobong Nsehe, a contributor on Forbes will publish the 2015 ranking of the 30 Under 30: Africa’s Best Young Entrepreneurs. This is the third year of the ranking list. According to Mfonobong, the list is the most definitive guide to Africa’s entrepreneurial best – the youthful game changers and visionaries who are building the companies that will lead in the future. Nominations is now on as Mfonobong is looking to identify 30 of Africa’s brightest, most ambitious and unsung young entrepreneurial stars. Continue reading

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