African researchers to combat climate change

By Samuel Hinneh [ACCRA] A programme is building the capacity of African researchers to understand climate change impacts and develop evidence-based solutions to help policymakers tackle climate change challenges. The Climate Impact Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE) fellowship – an initiative by the African Academy of Sciences and Association of Commonwealth Universities – seeks …

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Video: African Authors at 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book

Three African authors, all with roots in Nigeria (two living in the United States, the third a South African citizen), participated in a panel discussion at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville on March 24. The panel, called “Perspectives from Africa: Ndibe, Okupe, and Omotoso” and moderated by University of Virginia creative writing …

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Two very different responses to Uber – Kenya and South Africa

Thando Vilakazi, University of Johannesburg and Shingie Chisoro Dube, University of Johannesburg Entry of the mobile technology ride-sharing service, Uber, into passenger transport markets across the world has brought disruptive competition with substantial benefits to consumers. Africa is no exception. Uber is currently the dominant ride-sharing app used in Africa. It has rapidly grown its …

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Africa News Headlines for 17 March 2017

A compilation of Africa news headlines from around the globe, published over the past 24 hours. Dubai Chamber of Commerce participates in Africa investment conference Source: Gulf News Journal New trade facilitation tool launched to enhance intra-Africa trade Source: Coastweek/Xinhua Nigeria’s exports to South Africa hits N552.2 billion in 2016 Source: Premium Times South Sudan-Ethiopia …

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Fighting low wheat production in Africa

By Alex Abutu [ABUJA, NIGERIA] If scientists, farmers and policy makers could consistently work together, Africa will achieve self-sufficiency in wheat production in the very near future. That was one of the central themes at a meeting convened in Nigeria recently to discuss wheat matters, including presentations of various studies. From the participants at the …

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