[Addis Fortune] The World Bank, through its International Development Association (IDA), has approved the guarantee under its Renewable Energy Guarantees Program, which is the first guarantee deployed in Ethiopia.
[FrontPageAfrica] PRESIDENT GEORGE Manneh Weah finally got his chance to face the Liberian people, who for most of the past few months have been growing weary over the rapidly declining and dismal fate of the country’s economy.
VENDORS SELLING mobile-phone airtime and money-changers swinging bags of Congolese francs mill around beneath a billboard in Kinshasa that reads “Kabila forever”. It reminds people that Joseph Kabila, who stepped down in January as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo after 18 years, has not really gone.
[Nation] Mothers make the most sense, especially when they are saying the most irrational things. A little while ago, my daughter sent me an image of a young male hippy on WhatsApp.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Most British parents think “pink for girls, blue for boys” marketing reinforces messages about what girls and boys can do, according to a survey released on Tuesday ahead of a major inquiry into the impact of early stereotyping.
EVEN HIScritics found Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s last moments as president difficult to watch. After two decades in power, the Algerian leader stepped down on April 2nd.
[New Times] Rwanda is set to generate extra 56 MegaWatt of electricity after Symbion Power established a $200 million energy plant on the shores of Lake Kivu.
[New Zimbabwe] Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor, John Mangudya says the country’s fuel consumption has gone down by 35 million litres following the January price increases announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
[East African] Rwandan fashion designer Cedric Mizero, 25, the owner of Amizero, a fashion brand that has won a special Mention Award at this year’s International Fashion Showcase held in London on February 11-24.
[allAfrica] Extraction of methane gas could reduce deadly danger to lakeside populations as well as fuel development.