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Economic Development

How the Russia-Ukraine conflict impacts Africa

An opportunity to build resilient, inclusive Food Systems in Africa.
Environment

UNEP celebrates 50 years of solving the world's environmental challenges

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) turns 50 this year, calling for more action on conservation.
By UNEP
Seedlings laid out ready for planting in land prepared by the Delfino plough in Djibo, Burkina Faso.
Climate Change

Bringing degraded African land back to life

How combining new technology and traditional knowledge harvests rain and restores land
By FAO
Economic Development

New Pan-African payments system provides big relief for African traders

The launch of PAPSS will save $5 billion yearly and boost intra-African trade
 Terrence Maphosa with his poultry. Photo credit: Terrence Maphosa
Economic Development

Zimbabwean young farmers lead the charge in agriculture

New financing and land policies help to spark interest and innovation.
Susan Ojochide commenced her PhD research in 2020 at Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria.
Empowerment

Tackling one of Africa’s greatest enemies – drought

Susan Ojochide (from Nigeria) talks about her research that will help to alleviate food insecurity in semi-arid areas.
Sylvia Wairimu Maina, a PhD scholar at Sokoine University, Tanzania, conducting research
Empowerment

What’s in an African cabbage? A lot, says researcher

Sylvia Wairimu Maina (from Kenya) talks about her doctoral research on the nutritional benefits of the African cabbage.
Fatoumata Thiam.
Empowerment

Using Artificial Intelligence to transform agriculture in Africa

Fatoumata Thiam (from Senegal) talks about her groundbreaking research that assesses energy efficiency in irrigation networks.
Husband and wife prepare enset at their home in Doyogena District, Ethiopia
Empowerment

Unlocking the true potential of ‘false banana'

Selamawit Araya Kidane (from Ethiopia) talks about her research on the nutritional benefits of the Enset plant.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (right) at the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
Empowerment

History made as Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala picked to head WTO

The Nigerian former minister is the first woman and first African to hold this position
Catching catfish at the Frutos da Lagoa.
Economic Development

Mario Mendes: What I learned from my fish farming in rural Angola

"I had to build trust with the community first" — Mr. Mendes, 35, owner of Frutos da Lagoa.
Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area  Secretariat (AfCFTA)
Free Trade Area

Digital trade is the next big thing in Africa

— Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat (AfCFTA)
Christian Saunders, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Supply Chain Management
Interview

Africans can do business with the UN

— Christian Saunders, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Supply Chain Management
Fumani Mthembi, one of the founders of Pele Energy Group. Photo: Tsidi Bishop
Business

Young South Africans investing in lucrative renewable energy sector

Pele Energy Group joins the league of independent power producers
Crowded road in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: There are too few roads in Africa, and they are deteriorating.  Photo : ©UN / Betty Press
Also

Building an efficient road network

Public-private partnerships hold the key to regional infrastructure
  Producing more textiles and other manufactured goods can stimulate trade among African countries.  Photo : ©UNIDO
Also

How to boost trade within Africa

Lower barriers and diversify production
Cotton farmers in Burkina Faso: World prices are depressed.  Photo : ©Jorgen Schytte
Also

Making African integration a reality

New strategies aim for public involvement, practical results
Leather goods factory in Ethiopia: Peace has helped economic growth.  Photo : ©UNIDO
Also

African economies show an upturn

But performance remains vulnerable and uneven, reports ECA
  Kenyan delegation at WTO meeting in Doha: African negotiators presented "coherent, coordinated and forceful" arguments.  Photo: ©WTO
Also

What Doha means for Africa

Compromises at WTO trade talks bring some gains, but at an uncertain cost
Usine de transformation agricole en Côte d'Ivoire : pour que les pays africains puissent s'industrialiser, il leur faut des mesures de protection internes semblables à celles que les pays développés ont appliquées. Photo: © AfricaPhotos.com
Also

New WTO proposals stir controversy

“Singapore issues” could undermine local enterprises in Africa
Le Président du Brésil, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, à la fin de sa visite en Afrique avec le Président de l'Afrique du Sud, Thabo Mbeki.  Photo: © Getty Images / AFP / Alexander Joe
Also

Brazil repaying its 'debt' to Africa

President's tour of Southern Africa strengthens South-South ties
African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry Fatima Haram Acyl (left) and India Minister of State for External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh  (center) at the Third India-Africa Forum Summit in October 2015 in New Dehli, India. Photo: India Ministry of St
and Franck Kuwonu  and 
Also

India, Africa rekindle trade ties

Old friends explore new possibilities
African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry Fatima Haram Acyl (left) and India Minister of State for External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh  (center) at the Third India-Africa Forum Summit in October 2015 in New Dehli, India. Photo: India Ministry of St
and Franck Kuwonu  and 
Also

India, Africa rekindle trade ties

Old friends explore new possibilities
Factory workers package products at Decorplast, a manufacturer and regional exporter of injectionmoulded plastic goods in Ghana. Panos/ Nyani Quarmyne
Also

Using trade to boost Africa’s industrialization

Deliberate trade policies could lead to growth
The Shining Century Textile company in Maseru, Lesotho.  Photo: World Bank/John Hogg
Also

AGOA: The US–Africa trade dilemma

Has the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act run its course?
Workers lay rails at a train station outside Niamey, Niger.  Photo: Ado Youssouf
Also

West Africa: New railway network aims to boost inter-regional trade

Rail to link Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria and Togo
Angolans party in the Miami Beach Nightclub in Luanda. Photo: Panos/ Robin Hammond
Also

Inequality clouds growing economy

Angola needs to diversify its oil economy
Soldiers in South Sudan guarding the airport in Juba. Photo: Raphael Obonyo
Also

Peace in South Sudan critical to regional stability

Continued fighting worries regional leaders
The Chinese currency, the yuan. Photo: Africa Renewal/Bo Li
Also

Chinese yuan penetrates African markets

Could it be the next global reserve currency?
Arid soils in Mauritania are some of the effects of climate change. Photo: Oxfam/Pablo Tosco
and Jesica Andrews  and 
Trade

Africa’s trade under a cloud of changing climate

Worsening climate change could affect the region’s economy
Arid soils in Mauritania are some of the effects of climate change. Photo: Oxfam/Pablo Tosco
and Jesica Andrews  and 
Trade

Africa’s trade under a cloud of changing climate

Worsening climate change could affect the region’s economy
A woman selling agricultural produce in Kenya. Photo: Africa Media Online/Karin Duthie
Trade

Raw deal for African women traders

Unfriendly trade policies cripple progress
Reliable road networks are essential to trade. Photo: World Bank/Arne Hoel
Trade

Intra-Africa trade: Going beyond political commitments

Progress will come when agreements are implemented
Participants at a ministerial meeting on the margins of the EU-Africa Summit in Brussels.
Cover Story

Trade between two unequal partners

Africa and Europe search for an elusive agreement
Infrastructure

Light at the end of the tunnel

Much ado over Africa’s power sector
Also

Reaching for new heights

Information and communications technology takes agriculture to a new level in Zimbabwe
Good Governance

Giving back to society

African philanthropists push for prosperity
Also

Shea butter nourishes opportunities for African women

Fair trade brings decent profits to millions
Departments

Africa Wired

Simple invention brokers peace between humans and wildlife
Departments

Africa Watch

Ethiopia plans Africa’s biggest dam
Web Feature

Somali diaspora’s remittances cast a lifeline

Interview with money transfer chief executive
Cover Story

China in the heart of Africa

Opportunities and pitfalls in a rapidly expanding relationship
Also

Africa’s food policy needs sharper teeth

Good intentions alone are not enough
Also

What went wrong? Lessons from Malawi’s food crisis

Autocracy and aid dependency killed an agriculture success story
Examining high-quality corn for future cultivation in Cameroon
Web Feature

Africa’s economy grows, but many stomachs are empty

Africa Human Development Report stirs debate on food security
Economic empowerment

Tapping women’s entrepreneurship in Ghana

Access to credit, technology vital for breaking into manufacturing
Africa’s booming economies

Harnessing African stock exchanges to promote growth

Despite some weaknesses, right policies could unleash their power
and Aissata Haidara  and 
Africa’s booming economies

Tourism in Africa is slowly coming of age

Innovation and better infrastructure can draw more visitors
and Aissata Haidara  and 
Africa’s booming economies

Tourism in Africa is slowly coming of age

Innovation and better infrastructure can draw more visitors
Africa’s booming economies

Beyond mining taxes, to development

Contracts must benefit communities and promote economic linkages
Moses Kanduri, Vice President of AYE, Association of Young Entrepreneurs in Ghana
Audio

Young entrepreneurs group hopes to have big impact in Ghana

Interview with Moses Kanduri, Vice President of AYE, Association of Young Entrepreneurs in Ghana
Also

Dialing for cash: mobile transfers expand banking

In Africa, cross-border remittances by phone overcome bank limits
NEPAD at 10

NEPAD on the ground

Concrete action in five key areas
NEPAD at 10

‘A common vision for agriculture-led growth’

NEPAD adds value to Africa’s farming sector, says Glenn Denning
Also

Africa's least developed: lands of opportunity

At the UN conference on LDCs, focus moves away from aid
Cover Story

Foreign investors eye African consumers

Beyond minerals, sales and services are drawing more interest
MDGs and beyond

Anchor the MDGs to economic progress, Africans say

Summit hears calls for more job creation, investment
and Katreen Toomel  and 
Also

Africa needs a strategy for ‘emerging partners’

Report assesses growing ties with China and other Southern economies
and Katreen Toomel  and 
Also

Africa needs a strategy for ‘emerging partners’

Report assesses growing ties with China and other Southern economies
Also

Is Africa’s land up for grabs?

Foreign acquisitions: some opportunities, but many see threats
Also

Safeguarding Africa’s fishing waters

Regional action needed to stop illegal trawlers off the coast
Also

Mobilizing money at the grass roots

Self-help groups in Kenya boost domestic savings and investment
Also

Africa braces for global shockwaves

Growth slows, but Africa’s economies are now more resilient
Also

Banking on African women

Loan guarantees and private partners improve access
Also

Trading from Cape to Cairo

Regional groups aim to expand trade within the continent
Also

Africa secures new Southern partners

Controversy over aid, investment from China and India
Cover Story

A harvest of hope for African farmers

Malawi subsidies stimulate a bumper crop
Also

Japan summit promotes ‘vibrant Africa’

More Asian support pledged for anti-poverty Millennium Goals
Also

Africa seeks fair share of ‘green’ cash

Most climate change projects bypass continent
Also

Fighting African poverty, village by village

Innovative project in Ghana focuses on achieving Millennium goals
NEPAD in action

Spurring business to invest in Africa’s future

NEPAD encourages African private sector engagement
Also

A bank in every African pocket?

Mobile phones expand access to financial services
Also

Women push onto Africa’s agenda

NEPAD responds to advocates for women’s rights
Also

Big leap in China-Africa ties

Beijing offers continent more aid, trade and business
NEPAD in action

Boosting African farm yields

More fertilizer, irrigation and other inputs are vital, says NEPAD
NEPAD in action

Is cassava Africa’s new staple food?

NEPAD promotes cassava farming to reduce hunger
Also

Africa starts a fishing ‘revolution’

NEPAD plan promotes poverty reduction, food security and environmental sustainability
Also

Loss of textile market costs African jobs

Diversification, efficiency hold key for economic recovery
Cover Story

Trade talks: where is the development?

In North and South, critics see “Doha round” as a run-around
Also

New barriers hinder African trade

Health standards in rich countries limit continent’s ability to export
Also

Focusing aid on Africa’s own priorities

More financing for Millennium Development Goals, but still far to go
Campaign