Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote joins Bill Gates to set up Multibillion Dollar Clean-Energy Fund

Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, and fellow philanthropists have revealed details of a fund for clean energy technology to be used in countries that have committed public money to double research and development. Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corp., will be joined by at least 27 other private investors in the so-called “Breakthrough Energy Coalition,” […]

Reprisal attacks against South African have started in other countries. Eye for an eye will keep us as the dark continent!

A demonstration against migrant workers outside a hostel in Johannesburg. Photograph: Marco Longari/Getty South Africa is facing a backlash from the rest of the continent over the targeting of immigrants in a wave of xenophobic violence. South African vehicles were pelted with stones in Mozambique on Friday and South African companies are reportedly being threatened […]

Africa: S&T Investment Needed to Hit Water SDG Targets

Zaragoza — Dedicated investment in science and technology will be needed to have any chance of reaching the proposed water and sanitation-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, delegates at the UN-Water conference in Zaragoza, Spain, heard last week. However, the conference (15-17 January) heard that blockages such as corruption, bad governance, poor pay of […]

Great Lakes region must unite to stamp out armed groups in DR Congo, urges UN envoy

The main road in Beni, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: IRIN/Jessica Hatcher 5 February 2015 – Countries must come together to “neutralize all negative forces” terrorizing the population in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region urged today following meetings with top […]