Kenya to Deliver a Million Urban Housing Units by 2022

By Abdi Ali Published December 26, 2017 The Government of Kenya is working with contractors, developers, financiers and manufacturers of building materials to provide a million affordable housing units by 2022 Aidah Njeri Munano, Kenya’s Principal Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, says the target of one million housing units has been made on the

Speaking about 'the perverse effects of illicit financial flows on African economies', Songwe said this reduces the 'continent’s ability to achieve its goal of industrialisation as it loses US$100 Billion, which represents 4% of the continent's gross domestic product, annually.

Illicit Financial Flows and Inadequate Energy Hinder Africa’s Industrialisation

By Irene Gaitirira Published December 18, 2017 Africa cannot accelerate growth without access to adequate energy. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, says under-developed energy infrastructure and growing demand could help attract more private sector investment in the energy-development sector. To attract investment, Songwe told the

Kasirim Nwuke says countries could begin by enacting domestic laws similar to the United States of America’s Bayh-Dole Act which enables universities and non-profit organisations to own, patent and commercialise inventions that result from research funded by the government.

African Governments Urged to Increase Science and Technology Research Funding

By Khalifa Hemed Published December 10, 2017 Higher education policy should be aligned with science, technology and innovation (STI) to transform economies across Africa. Specialists meeting during the 4th Senior Experts Dialogue on Science, Technology and the African Transformation in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, have agreed that increasing funding for universities and other higher education

Hendrina Doroba is the current Executive Director of African Women Educationalists (FAWE)

Kenyan Organisation Wins Prize for African Development

By Irene Gaitirira Published November 29, 2017 African Women Educationalists (FAWE) of Kenya has won a US$1 Million prize from Kuwait for what is described as its ‘exemplary work in education-development in Africa’. Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), the administrators of the Al-Sumait Prize which covers one of three categories–Health, Food Security and

Edson Mpyisi, Coordinator of Enable Youth Programme at African Development Bank says Africa should involve its youth in its agriculture sector.

Agriculture Could Solve Africa’s Youth Unemployment Problem

By Irene Gaitirira Published November 23, 2017 Only three-out-of-11 young people entering the job market in Africa every year end up in formal jobs in a continent whose youthful population (15-35 years) is estimated to number 420 million. But did you know that agribusiness could provide a remedy to the problem of youth employment across

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,

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

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.