seychelles

Seychelles Issues World’s First Blue Bond to Fund Fisheries Projects

The Republic of Seychelles announced on Monday that it has issued a 10-year blue bond to finance fisheries projects, making it the world’s first...
emerald

An Emerald Like No Other Has Been Unearthed In Zambia

The world's largest producer of green stones has unearthed a 5,655-carat emerald crystal at its mines in Zambia. The stone, which weighs more than 1.1...
Meaza Ashenafi

Women’s Rights Activist Named To Head Ethiopia’s Supreme Court

In Ethiopia’s latest move to empower women, the country’s Parliament on Thursday installed as Supreme Court president a women’s rights activist whose achievements were...
wind-energy

Africa’s Bumpy Road to Sustainable Energy

For years, Kenyans freely used and disposed of plastic bags. The bags were ubiquitous—in the markets, in the gutters and in the guts out...
eSwatini

eSwatini King Appoints MTN Executive As Prime Minister

eSwatini’s King Mswati has appointed Ambrose Dlamini, chief executive of the local unit of telecoms group MTN, as new prime minister of the southern...
Solar Backpacks

Solar Backpacks: Poor Ivory Coast Pupils’ Ray Of Hope

The equatorial sun has been up for about an hour as a gaggle of children set off from the Ivorian village of Allepilla on...
World's First Brick Grown From Human Urine

South African University Unveils World’s First Brick Grown From Human Urine

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has unveiled the world’s first bio-brick grown from human urine - yes, pee.The bio-brick was developed by UCT...
Sahle-Work Zewde

Sahle-Work Zewde Named Ethiopia’s First Woman President

A former top diplomat, Zewde appointed to the largely ceremonial role by the two houses of parliament.Ethiopia's parliament has named Sahle-Work Zewde as the country's...
Gandhi’s Statue Malawi

Gandhi Statue Not Welcome In Malawi

Canadian journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell in his podcast Revisionist History once said statues are a representation of something that we have chosen to take seriously,...
ZIKA in Africa

Zika In Africa – Rare Birth Defect On The Rise In Angola

Emiliano Cula starts to cry as his tiny fingers, curled into a tight fist, are stretched by a physical therapist to stimulate motor control.Born...
Boko Haram

Boko Haram Execute’s Second Aid Worker As Negotiation Deadline Expires

An aid worker who was held hostage by Boko Haram for seven months has been executed after a deadline for negotiations expired, the Nigerian...
Nigeria Wealth Gap

Nigeria, Singapore And India Fuel Wealth Gap

Nigeria, Singapore and India are among countries fueling the gap between the super-rich and poor, aid agency Oxfam said Tuesday as it launched an...
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