Category archives for: Economy

Why Ethiopia’s Showcase Sugar Projects Face Huge Challenges

Sunset over Omo River valley in southern Ethiopia. Flickr/Rod Waddington Benedikt Kamski, Freiburg University September 21, 2019//-If it’s completed, the Kuraz sugar project in Ethiopia will be a mega-scheme unprecedented in size and processing capacity. The project sits on 100,000 hectares in the southwestern lowlands along the lower reaches of the Omo River.

Kenya Airways Suspends CFO in Executive Fallout

September 20, 2019//-Kenya Airways  has suspended its chief financial officer in a development that look set to destabilise the executive suite of the national carrier struggling to recover from years of losses.

Namibia’s Urban Poor Are Stuck in Limbo, Without Land or Services

An informal settlement in Windhoek, Namibia. Pemba Mpimaji/Wikimedia Commons Selma T. Karuaihe, University of Pretoria September 20, 2019//-Informal settlements are increasingly emerging in cities in developing countries across the world, including Africa. Today an estimated 25% of the world’s urban population live in informal settlements. These settlements have limited or no access to basic services […]

Xenophobia Puts South Africa’s Moral Authority in Africa at Risk

South African civil society and private citizens march in protest against xenophobic violence in Johannesburg. EPA-EFE/Yeshiel Panchia Mashupye Herbert Maserumule, Tshwane University of Technology September 20, 2019//-South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was heckled during the recent funeral service of Zimbabwe’s erstwhile leader Robert Mugabe.

Ghana’s Health System isn’t Quite Ready for Climate Change Realities

Training is necessary to equip health workers to deal with climate change risks. EPA Lucia Hussey, Western University September 20, 2019//-Climate change has been labelled as the greatest public health risk of the 21st century. Health risks from climate change are expected to become increasingly severe in the coming years.

BoG Data: Ghana’s Ballooning Public Debt Now Stands At GH¢205.5 Billion

Accra, Ghana, September 20, 2019//-Latest figures released by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) revealed that the government has, within a month, added GH¢1.6 billion to the country’s ballooning public debt stock.

FAO) Provides Emergency Livestock response for Drought-affected Ethiopia

Rome, Italy, September 18, 2019/ — The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is providing immediate livestock protection to drought-affected pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Ethiopia.

Court Decision Should Not Cloud Brexit Validity

London, UK, September 19, 2019//-When the then Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced that he was going to give the UK people a chance to vote in a referendum, it was clearly on the basis of his negotiations with the EU about several special concessions for the UK.

Speeding Up Detection to Slow Down Ebola: Smartphone App is Game-changer

Homa Bay, Kenya, September 19, 2019/ — Standing in front of her house, Kavira Kasomo chats with Léa Kanyere as if they are old friends. Kanyere shows Kasomo something on her mobile phone that makes her smile.

Why Is Africa Poor?

London, UK, September 19, 2019//-Most African countries have vast mineral resources, a rapidly growing population that is increasingly well-educated, and have been the recipients of a huge amount of development aid.

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