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How Ivory Smuggling Became Big Business in Central Africa

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.

Internet Censorship A Growing Threat to Press Freedom in Africa

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.

UN Moves DRC Refugees Into More Permanent 'Home'

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.

Tatu City Development Proceeding Ahead of Schedule

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.

Shortlist Announced for First Ever Africa Architecture Awards

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

New Plan Rolling Out to Halt Spread of Fall Army Worm in Southern Africa

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.

Inaugural Meeting of AfricaTechNet Gathers CTOs of Africa Cities and Territories

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).

UK's Konnect Africa Announces Bold Telecom Expansions in Sub-Saharan Africa

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.

Rapid Lab Tests for Ebola Now Widely Available in the DRC

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.

Zambia Urged to Stay With The International Criminal Court

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.

Africa 'On the Rise' But Corrupt Illegal Money Flow Could Cripple Its Future

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.

Aera Group and Virunga National Park Partner on Carbon Certification Program

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.

Central African Member States Agree on Telecom Governance and Cybersecurity Laws

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).

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