Tag Archives: Development

26 September 19

Africa’s tech boom will save economies and ruin lives

A lot is being said about the rise of technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation in every country around the world. Many experts argue that we’re on the edge of an employment crisis as machines continue to take more
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26 September 19

These are the ‘richest’ countries in Africa

There are many ways to calculate the economic performance of a country but GDP tends to be the favourite metric of economic reports. In Africa, we’re used to seeing the likes of  Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt top the region’s economies
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29 August 19

Rwanda to phase out fuel-powered motorcycle taxis in favour of e-motos

Rwanda’s government has pledged to phase out the use of fuel-powered motorcycle taxis and replace them with e-motos as part of an ambitious switch to sustainable transport.

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29 August 19

Somali Greenpeace Association launches tree planting project

A local youth-led organisation in Somalia which is working under the vision of “Make Somalia Green” has launched a tree planting project in the capital of Mogadishu. During the inauguration ceremony, Dr Mohamed Abdullahi Buule, founder of the project, expressed
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08 August 19

Politics has lost its charm among Somalia’s youth

POLITICS is perhaps the most commonly used word in every sphere of life these days. Now, when independent Somalia has reached the age of 59, why not have a look at the youth and their perception of politics? Independent Somalia
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08 July 19

Is 2019 the year of positive change in the Horn of Africa?

Last year, the geopolitical landscape in the Horn of Africa was turned on its head with the signing of a peace deal between long-time war enemies, Eritrea and Ethiopia. The peace agreement sent a ripple effect throughout the entire peninsula
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28 May 19

Kenya asks World Bank for $750 million development loan

Keyna has requested a loan of $750 million from the World Bank to fund housing, agriculture and other development projects.

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26 March 19

Kenyan teacher from remote village named best in the world

A teacher from a remote village in Kenya’s Rift Valley has won the Global Teacher Prize for 2019.

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24 February 19

Tanzania aims to electrify all villages by 2021

Tanzania is aiming to connect all villages in the country to the national grid and provide them with electricity by 2021, Energy Minister Medard Kalemani said on Wednesday.

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20 February 19

Ethiopia brings in Chinese firms to complete Nile dam construction

Ethiopia is calling upon the services of two Chinese construction companies in a bid to accelerate the pace of its Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) project.

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