The Africa Center Newsroom

A new partnership between INBAR, IFAD and the European Union shares experience between India, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Tanzania

The global financial crisis felled many nations and companies, leading to the collapse of banks and recessions in the biggest economies in the world. But most African countries passed through the storm without experiencing much of a blip.

Many factors deserve credit for Africa’s ability to steer through the credit crunch largely unhurt. One notable factor was the growing number of small businesses in all sectors of the economy across the continent – and more micro-finance institutions to serve them – that helped propel growth and avoid disaster when bigger companies lagged.

Call her the Erin Brockovich of east Africa. They haven’t made the movie yet, but Phyllis Omido has a heroic tale to tell of forcing the closure of a lead smelting plant that was poisoning the inhabitants of a Kenyan slum – including her own baby.

An SMS pops up on Joseph Mburu’s screen in a Nairobi call centre. “I have mulberry trees kwa shamba, my problem is moles. Wat can i do?” Mburu, an agriculture expert, texts back. He recommends the use of a trap or poison. If that doesn’t work, try burning dry cow dung in the mole hole or pouring in one-week old cow urine, he suggests.

President Prof. Peter Mutharika Thursday presided over the World Wildlife Day commemoration under the theme 'Time to get serious about wildlife crime' where he reiterated government's commitment to fight wild life crime.

Weighing up to two and a half tons each, rhinos aren't easy to herd, let alone pack into crates and ship across national borders in airplanes. But that's what conservationists are doing with about a hundred rhinos in South Africa, in an admittedly desperate bid to save the endangered animals from poachers and establish new populations in the wild. "Rhino conservation is a desperate situation, so we are moving rhinos from the highest poaching areas to the lowest poaching areas," says Dereck Joubert, a wildlife filmmaker and conservationist based in Botswana's Okavango Delta

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) adopted a strong and clear statement on Humanity and Climate Change on January 29, 2015. The statement, based on the final report of the Association’s Global Climate Change Task Force, reveals eight ways for anthropologists attack the problems of climate change from an anthropological perspective. 

Monrovia — Liberia's Finance Minister, Amara Konneh has highlighted that the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation has started to prove its ability to deliver on promises while at the same time accounting for funds provided by the government for capital investment projects aimed at delivering what he referred to as a "basic human rights."

The AAA Global Climate Change Task Force submitted their final report to the AAA Executive Board in May 2014 and it was approved in December 2014. A Statement on Climate Change and Humanity will be available soon as well as a synopsis report with a public rollout in the early summer.

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