TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, published a new report on September 7, detailing findings from almost a decade of monitoring the ivory trafficking network. The report details a tragic history of how ivory smuggling in Central Africa became as lucrative of many international drug cartels.
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African countries may have embraced the Internet for its potential to educate and to stimulate a digital economic revolution. Unfortunately the governments in those countries are often shutting down the internet all too often, when it suits their interests in blocking public dissension and distribution of information the country wants hidden.
More than 33,000 Congolese refugees are being moved by the United Nations' refugee agency from their current temporary and overcrowded facilities in northern Angola to what is hoped to be a more permanent establishment in Lóvua.
Just 24 kilometers away from Nairobi's city center, Tatu City, Kenya, one of the most ambitious real estate projects anywhere in the world, is very quietly exceeding expectations and beating schedules.
The shortlist of potential winners for the first ever Africa Architecture Awards have just been announced by , which are intended to recognize and reward worthy projects from around the continent and to create a broader awareness of the issues and opportunities inherent in the built environment through dialogue, analysis and critique
The fall army worm has expanded so rapidly in southern Africa that its presence is behind a cut in this year's regional maize harvest forecast by up to 10 percent. A new multi-part plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the worm may help push back the agricultural menace.
With a focus on how to help Africa to work together better as well as specifically to help African cities get access to climate finance funds, the Constituent General Assembly of the Network of Chief Technical Officers of Cities and Territories of Africa (Africa TechNet) was held from 03 to 05 July 2017 at Ivotel Hotel, of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire).
Toronto-based Fair Trade Jewellery Co., and Partnership Africa Canada (www.PACweb.org) just announced they have provided the first every fully conflict-free and traceable artisanal gold shipment from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Canada.
After review of recent activities by all parties, the United Nations envoy for Central Africa said he felt moves by some contributing countries to withdraw troops from embattled areas would create a security vacuum that could be exploited by other armed groups.
A new competition was just launched to find and support providers of innovative and scalable financial products and services that improve the lives of poor people in rural areas of Africa.
On June 15, the 10 nominees who will be contending for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa were announced by the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) (www.AfricanInnovation.org). The top prize will be awarded on July 18 in Accra, Ghana.
The Gulf of Guinea Interregional Network (GOGIN), a project of the European Union aimed at fighting crime at sea in conjunction with nineteen coastal countries on the African continent, just launched.
Konnect Africa, headquartered in the United Kingdom, just announced a broad collection of new next-generation telecom services available today in Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda. It is part of a major expansion move planned to cover all across Sub-Saharan Africa.
With Ebola still of high concern since the major outbreak in West Africa in 2014, it is more important than ever to ensure rapid laboratory testing of samples to check out the scope and spread of any possible outbreak. Fortunately new diagnostic tools are now available to help.
As the African economy heats up, informal cross-border trading, in which sales and barter ignore local tax and other rules, runs between 20% and 70% of employment of sub-Saharan Africa. Of those, women make up about 70% of the traders in the south and more than half elsewhere in the continent.
Clarke Energy of the United Kingdom has been selected as the distribution partner for GE's Distributed Power for six new countries in Africa, for sales and support of their Jenbacher gas engine product line.
Ivanhoe Mines of British Columbia, Canada, recently announced the company has appointed three leading mine-financing institutions to arrange debt financing for its continued development of its South African Platreef platinum-group metals, nickel, copper and gold mine.
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) leaders have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.
A group of African organizations and international NGOs with a presence in Africa are urging Zambia to reaffirm its membership in the International Criminal Court. They do so saying it is the best way to advance justice for victims of atrocities.
The Africa Rising pitch is growing more convincing, thanks in part to vast food production potential (even in the face of rising drought), more integrated democratic reforms, and increased interest by external investors. But as long as an estimated 50 billion dollars continues to leak out annually through illicit financial flows, any long-term growth for the region is in jeopardy.
One of the largest carbon finance groups active in Africa, Aera Group (https://Aera-Group.fr), and Virunga National Park (https://www.Virunga.org), have set up a formal VCS carbon certification process for the Matebe hydropower plant.VCS is one of the most respected voluntary Greenhouse Gas programs and this move makes posssible further carbon certification in DRC.
The Foreign Minister of China, Wang Yi, will be making a series of official visits to the countries of Tanzania, Zambia, Madagascar, Nigeria, and the Republic of the Congo from January 7-12.
One of Africa's richest sources of biodiversity, the Kabobo Natural Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) just had its boundaries approved by the Provincial Governor of Tanganyika Province.
Sanitation and rural water supply task managers and related experts at the African Development have come up with a series of programs to enhance transparency and effectiveness of this critical category of infrastructure development.
The Central African Economic Community (ECCAS) member states have produced model and common laws covering telecommunications, cyber security and a regulatory framework that will help govern cross-border telecom interconnections. The agreement was completed with the support of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).