Italian scientist brings ‘pasta power’ climate adaptation solution to West Africa

A ‘crazy idea’ has resulted in the ability to grow durum wheat in the extreme heat of famine-affected Senegal, Mauritania and Mali, potentially boosting the income for 1 million farming families, and therefore winning the 2017 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security read more

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Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa

Digital innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa is being driven by the explosion in mobile phone usage, enabling African consumers to leapfrog existing business models and technologies read more

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LEAPING BACKWARDS INTO DARKNESS

NJ Ayuk and João Gaspar Marques read more

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Germany backs renewable energy projects in Africa

Germany backs renewable energy projects in Africa with the launch of RLSF – an innovative liquidity facility managed by ATI read more

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Tax base protection workshop ends with call for more support to strengthen Africa’s capacity

A four-day workshop on protecting the tax base of developing countries ended in Addis Ababa on Friday with participants being urged to use the new skills and knowledge they gained through the Italian government-sponsored program in implementing more effective and efficient tax systems that will ensure more resources are harvested for Africa’s development. read more

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Unearthing the IoT in Agriculture

Real-time monitoring of airborne pathogen spores for M2M disease forecasting read more

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Helping SA’s SMEs gear up for the summer season

South Africa’s economy is not faring well. The country’s GDP declined 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016 and 0.7% in the first quarter of 2017. Second-quarter data for 2017 shows year-on-year GDP growth was 1.1%, and for the six months growth has remained at 1.1%. read more

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How Engineers are Shaping Africa’s Future

There is no doubting that we live in an age of global interconnectedness.  While this trend started nearly 30-years ago and has brought more than a billion people out of extreme poverty it has only been in the last decade or so that the wave of modernity has swept Africa. read more

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Five reasons why ESCOs are the future for African telecom tower power

By Carita Tissari da Costa, Sales Director, Flexenclosure read more

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Nigeria, Senegal and Cape Verde dominate the West African hotel pipeline with 77% of the total planned hotel rooms

West Africa has been at the heart of the continent’s growth and economic transformation in recent years. Notwithstanding the sharp slowdown experienced in 2016 and 2017, the region’s economy is expected to rebound in 2017 onwards. Commodity-based economies, like Nigeria, are slowly recovering from the fall in oil prices and oil production, while countries like Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, and Senegal have shown economic resilience and sustained growth. As many of the countries continue to stabilize – politically and economically – the region will be better integrated from a local and international context. This increased integration raises the need for quality travel and accommodation infrastructure. read more

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