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Gender inclusion in agribusiness can help Africa feed the world

Gender inclusion in agribusiness can help Africa feed the world

Scientists believe that if harnessed, Africa resilience to the vagaries of climate change could solve the ongoing global food crisis, but could take an unimaginable toll on the world as we know it, if unaddressed.

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Flying to Rwanda: Why airlines could be compelled to share your details

Flying to Rwanda: Why airlines could be compelled to share your details

Rwanda will join a long list of countries that so far require travel operators to share passenger details such as names, nationality, itinerary, and other information held in their systems ahead of departure.

INTERVIEWS
Q&A: AU’s Musabayana on fixing media coverage of Africa climate issues

Q&A: AU’s Musabayana on fixing media coverage of Africa climate issues

There have been grievances from a section of news consumers that journalists fail to communicate properly climate policy discourses to the public. In fact, many criticised the coverage of the Africa Climate Summit as full of jargons.

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KUBWIMANA to Govts: Ensure people's land tenure rights, they will fight climate change

KUBWIMANA to Govts: Ensure people's land tenure rights, they will fight climate change

Mr. Audace Kubwimana is of the view that land tenure security issues have not gained the attention they deserve and they should feature prominently in deliberations leading up to the UN climate negotiations this year.

ECONOMY
Why Africa must prioritise merging currencies for free trade

Why Africa must prioritise merging currencies for free trade

Traders’ efforts are weighed down by the fact that they have to use their valuable time and capital to purchase third currencies.

AFRICA
Will historical emitters heed Africa call for debt-for-climate swaps?

Will historical emitters heed Africa call for debt-for-climate swaps?

Africa holds solutions to climate change. Ignoring its demands will have implications on everyone and could negate climate efforts by other parts of the world namely Europe and the United States, experts say.

INTERVIEWS
KASEYA: Vaccinating your dog, cat could keep next pandemic at bay

KASEYA: Vaccinating your dog, cat could keep next pandemic at bay

Dr. Jean Kaseya, a citizen of the Democratic Republic of Congo was this year elected to head Africa CDC. He previously held several health dockets at continental and global level.

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Leaders in fresh push for redesign of green projects financing

Leaders in fresh push for redesign of green projects financing

Funding access hurdles have been singled out as acting as a stumbling block on Africa path to green transition and inclusive economic development of the continent that got to devise ways to plug growing energy, transport and IT infrastructure gaps, among others.

AFRICA
Is full legal protection for Africa climate migrants finally in sight?

Is full legal protection for Africa climate migrants finally in sight?

People lay hopes in ongoing negotiations by African leaders to adopt a legal instrument that seeks to, among other things, ensure the dignity, protection and rights of climate migrants in accordance with international and regional commitment and frameworks.

AFRICA
Africa: New platform seen bridging the disconnect between citizens and Govts

Africa: New platform seen bridging the disconnect between citizens and Govts

In absence of a platform like CEP and other avenues for citizen participation, it would act as a stumbling block in the quest to achieve Africa's future, one that rest with its estimated 1.3 billion people projected to hit 2.5 billion by 2050, as envisioned in AU Agenda 2063.

OPINION
In Africa, nature shields climate challenges - Our growth ignites global solutions

In Africa, nature shields climate challenges - Our growth ignites global solutions

We must stop chasing the western world economic models. There must be an African economic development model that supports our economic aspirations but not at the expense of wildlife and wild lands.

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Fighting lies about vaccines and the harm they cause: Experts’ take

Fighting lies about vaccines and the harm they cause: Experts’ take

So far, the true extent of effects spread of vaccine lies have had has not been documented. But it’s a question that preoccupies scientists in parts of the world, and more so in light of ongoing vaccine research and development efforts to tackle a number of diseases of concern.

AFRICA
‘Extremely untrue’, Officials deny Africa climate summit agenda hijack claims

‘Extremely untrue’, Officials deny Africa climate summit agenda hijack claims

Civil Society Organisations said the summit agenda was unduly influenced by McKinsey and Company, US-based consultancy firm seen as pushing agenda of Western powers and corporations it represents.

OPINION
Will curfew rules deter youth binge drinking in Rwanda?

Will curfew rules deter youth binge drinking in Rwanda?

Drug and alcohol abuse among Rwandan youth, like other social issues such as indecent dressing and rising teen pregnancy cases which lately preoccupied this society have, in my view, a lot to do with gaps in parenting and education system that is wanting in quality.

OPINION
Niger crisis, like previous coups, threatens gains from trade under AfCFTA

Niger crisis, like previous coups, threatens gains from trade under AfCFTA

What’s happening in Niger could take a heavy toll on the little gains achieved in the quest to integrate African markets under AfCFTA, a protocol ousted President Mohamed Bazoum, and his predecessor Mahamadou Issoufou -- who is official champion of the treaty on behalf of the AU -- are key supporters.

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What to expect when Rwanda's data privacy rules take effect 

What to expect when Rwanda's data privacy rules take effect 

In one case in 2017, a local telecommunication company with footprint on the continent was handed a hefty fine ($8.5 million) by the industry regulator after it emerged that the former was hosting its IT services outside the country.