[ISS] Africa’s history is laced with decades of colonial exploitation, which together with developmental assistance programmes such as the International Monetary Fund’s structural adjustment initiatives of the 1980s and 1990s, has had debilitating consequences.
[The Conversation Africa] Women are gaining ground in politics around the world. Last year, the so-called “pink wave” saw a record number of women elected to Congress in the US’s mid-term elections
[The Herald] Acting President Kembo Mohadi has described the tourism industry as a key building bloc towards Zimbabwe’s vision to become a middle income economy by 2030 and called for increased youth participation in the sector.
[New Era] SADC chairperson and Namibian President Hage Geingob has invited China and its investment community to fund SADC projects.
[This is Africa] Nigeria was jubilant recently when five Nigerian high-school girls were announced world champions at a tech competition in the US. Most importantly, this feat is sure to motivate and awaken a new generation of young tech champions in the country, writes Patrick Egwu.
[New Times] Disposal of tonnes of waste glass is a major environmental challenge but one Rwandan says he has found an answer by recycling glasses and ceramic waste.
[RBM] Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign empowers Africans to take a stand in the fight against the deadly disease
[Royal Academy of Engineering] London -A 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer has won the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Brian Gitta is the first Ugandan to win the prestigious Africa Prize, and the youngest winner to date.
[The Conversation Africa] Africa’s growing digital economy is fast changing how business is done on the continent.
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has said that during his tenure as Chairperson of the African Union, among the action items he will seek to advance include gender inclusion and equity at the Union.