Dr Akinwumi Adesina, winner of the World Food Prize 2017, with his prize.

Only New Agrarian Systems and Mechanisation Can Make Africa Food Secure

By Khalifa Hemed Published October 30, 2017 Though Africa sits on 65% of the uncultivated arable land left in the world, it is the only region of the world where the number of people who face food insecurity has increased, 300 million more people are malnourished and the continent shall spend US$110 billion to import

Said Adejumobi, Regional Director, Southern Africa, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Market Liberalisation Without Production is Meaningless

By Khalifa Hemed Published October 29, 2017 Opening up of markets in Africa without enhanced production is a recipe for disaster. Said Adejumobi, the Southern Africa regional director of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), says without production, trade and market liberalisation in Africa is meaningless. Adejumobi spoke in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second largest city,

Simon Mwangi, CEO/Founder The Bridge Africa Group Ltd, Kenya; AGCO’s Nuradin Osman; Dr George Njenga, Dean, Strathmore Business School and Dr Andy Wilcox, Head of Crop & Environment Science, Harper Adams University, UK, sign the MoU for AGCO Agribusiness Programme on September 25, 2017.

New Agribusiness Training Set to Drive African Agricultural Prosperity

By Irene Gaitirira Published October 5, 2017 A training programme aimed at bringing young talent into the agribusiness sector in Africa with a view to increasing food production commences in Kenya, Zambia and South Africa in March 2018. Known as AGCO Agribusiness Programme (AAP) and offered through Strathmore Business School (SBS) in Kenya, Harper Adams

Zimbabwe’s Talent Jumo who supports victims of revenge porn, giving them counselling and legal advice and fighting for sexual and reproductive health rights for women

Seven Africans among 100 Most Inspirational Women Globally

By Irene Gaitirira Published September 29, 2017 Three Kenyans are among 60 most inspirational women across the world in 2017. The three Kenyans being celebrated on the BBC 100 Women 2017 list include Anita Nderu (a TV presenter and radio news anchor at Capital FM of Nairobi who is passionate about youth mentorship); Naomi Mwaura

Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) could see a larger market comprising 26 countries with a combined population of nearly 625 million people and an estimated total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of approximately US$1.0 Trillion established.

Eastern and Southern Africa Root for Economic Integration

By Irene Gaitirira Published September 15, 2017 Southern and eastern Africa are exploring ways in which to bring the two regions together for economic integration. The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and the East African Community (EAC) have held a meeting to negotiate a Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) that could see a larger market

UN Calls on ICC to Investigate Serious Crime in Burundi

By Irene Gaitirira Published September 5, 2017 Crime against humanity has been committed and continue to be committed in Burundi since April 2015. A report by a Commission of Inquiry from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) that calls on International Criminal Court to investigate ‘crimes against humanity’ in the central African

Measures to Boost Prosperity and Stability in Africa Announced

By Irene Gaitirira Published August 25, 2017 Britain has unveiled new measures aimed at creating wealth and bringing about stability across Africa and improving global security. Speaking in Germany during the G20 Summit in July 2017, British Prime Minister Theresa May said the new measures are also aimed at reducing the continent’s reliance upon aid.

Ann Mumbi Waiguru is Governor for Kirinyaga County.

Kenyan Women Move Into Elective Leadership Positions

By Nyambura Gathumbi Published August 24, 2017 Kenya now has three women Governors, three women Senators and a record 23 women Members of Parliament elected by the people to represent and lead them for the next five years after the August 8, 2017 general elections. These positions are mainly at the top of national and