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The story behind Africa's free trade dream

<b>The European Union and its free trade agreement took decades to establish. Africa is now hoping it can achieve the same in a fraction of the time.</b><p>But with Nigeria pulling out, questions are being raised over just how achievable it really is.<p>The vision is a free trade deal encompassing 1.2 billion …

Putting monetary value on Kenyan forests to encourage conservation | Kenya | U.S. Agency for International Development

If you’re talking about water, you’re talking about trees.<p>The value of Kenya’s high-elevation forests extends beyond their great beauty and …

Beads Turn Kenyan Women Into Entrepreneurs—and Conservationists | Transforming Lives | Kenya | U.S. Agency for International Development

January 2018—As a member of the Samburu tribe, 30-year-old Nalan’gu Lokoloto is expected to remain at her home in Kalama Conservancy—for days and …

Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent in 2018

By Molli FerrarelloIn this year’s Foresight Africa, AGI scholars and invited experts delve deeply into six overarching themes that highlight areas in …

Facebook switches on 600 Wi-Fi hotspots in Kenyan towns

In Summary<p>Surf Kenya, Facebook’s local partner, says it has so far rolled out the Express Wi-Fi service in Eldoret, Naivasha, Nakuru, Mtwapa, Kisumu …

Extreme Category 5 Irma crashes into Caribbean, sets sights on Florida and Southeast U.S.

<i>(This story, first posted on Wednesday, was updated Thursday morning.)</i><p>For nearly two days, monstrous Hurricane Irma has sustained Category 5 winds of at least 180 miles per hour while ripping through the northern Lesser Antilles and Virgin Islands. The storm, tied for the second-strongest ever …

Rainfall

Your Voice: When a Microgrid Is More Powerful Than the National Grid

Your Voice, a continuing FrontLines feature, offers personal observations from USAID staff and development voices. Katrina Pielli is the senior …

Renewable Energy

30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2017

There’s a rising tide of entrepreneurship sweeping across Africa, and the youngsters are riding it vigorously. A growing number of young Africans are not just content waiting around for a proper career bump up the establishment ladder. No. Their ambitions are much more profound; They are setting …

Working Remotely Is Now Easier Than Ever

Photo by Steven Lewis/Unsplash<p>These remote worker programs offer all the perks of expat life—and save you the planning.<p>If you’ve ever thought about …

Travel

Kenyan Dairy Farmers Thrive With Mobile App

July 2016—Dairy farmers from the Siongiroi Dairy Farmers Cooperative in Kenya are enjoying increased profits after adopting a mobile app that helps …

How the death of my friend inspired a lifesaving delivery kit

<i>By Adepeju Jaiyeoba, founder and CEO of Mother’s Delivery Kit.</i><p><i>This post was originally posted on the PATH blog, as part of a series called</i> Local …

Pregnancy

An Investor’s Plan to Transplant Private Health Care in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya — The eyes of the private equity investor lit up as he strode across the empty floor of a recently built hospital here. There was not much to see: a stretch of unfinished concrete, and steel bars pushed into a corner.<p>But Khawar Mann of the Abraaj Group, an investment firm based in …

Getting to the Heart of the Matter in Rural Africa

Arthur Zang's Cardio-Pad medical tablet enables heart patients in remote areas to receive diagnosis and treatment.<p>Much of Africa lacks access to basic medical care. And as for acute care in rural areas where hospitals and specialists are rare? Even more problematic.<p>But in Cameroon, Arthur Zang is …

Solar power booms in Africa as new technology rolls out

New solar technology could help provide cheap power to many of the 600 million people in Africa who currently lack access to reliable electricity.

No Electricity? A Low-Tech System Keeps Things Chilled

Mohammed Bah Abba's pot-in-pot coolers help rural Africans preserve perishables.<p>Simple solutions can often have dramatic effects.<p>That’s the case in many parts of rural Africa, where the lack of access to or high cost of electricity prevents many people from basics most of us take for granted, like …

The Philippines Braces for Super Typhoon Haima

The Philippine island of Luzon — the largest and most populated island in the archipelago — is on high alert as a super typhoon roars across the …

Weather

Central America got hit by an earthquake and a hurricane on the same day

A magnitude-7.0 earthquake shook parts of Central America early Thursday afternoon.<p>The epicenter of the quake hit 149 km (93 miles) south-southwest of Puerto Triunfo, El Salvador, according to the USGS. It was also a shallow quake with a depth of 10 km (6 miles).<p>Shaking was felt across the entire …

Cultivating Good Nutrition in the First 1000 Days

Published August 17, 2016 by Dorothy Mwangi<p>Angela Lokinei, 32-year-old mother of six could never imagine in her wildest dreams that one day she would …

Nutrition

Off-grid electricity: The next leapfrog technology?

<b>In remote regions of Africa, off-grid solar technology is providing electricity without a grid connection. (Power Africa)</b> In many parts of the …

Working Together: Research and Water Governance on Mount Kenya

Changing Planet<p>Researchers meet with pastoralists in the Mount Kenya region. Photo by Matteo Dell’Angelo<p><b>By Kate Weiss, The National Socio–Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)</b><p>Environmental social scientist Jampel Dell’Angelo and filmmaker Matteo Dell’Angelo recently co-directed a documentary film …

How to Transform Your Life Through Prophecy | Hakeem Collins on Sid Roth's It's Supernatural!

A Kenyan startup is showing global businesses how to talk to their customers

A florist chain in Argentina, a food delivery service in Hong Kong, and a Singaporean travel agency—these are a few of the companies relying on a Kenyan startup to help them talk to their customers on WhatsApp, WeChat, and other messaging apps.<p>Ongair, a Nairobi-based startup, says instant messaging …

Customer Service

Kenya, home to the world’s fastest runners, will soon produce high-performance running shoes

For years, runners and scientists have been trying to understand why a developing east African country of 43 million produces the vast majority of the world’s top long-distance runners. Kenya has dominated most of the world’s major long-distance races since the 1980s, winning more than 50 Olympic …

Marathons

The Africans buying sunshine with their phones

Solar-powered electricity units are removing the need for dangerous kerosene lamps and allowing Africans to stay connected<p>Julie Njeri did not believe her son when he declared he no longer needed spectacles to read his books and complete his homework.<p>She took him to the doctor and was told young …

Homework

On the road to middle class: A look back and a look ahead for Ghana

Accra, Ghana<p><b>I have vivid memories of my first trip to Ghana. It was in July 2006 and I was in the country to do a research on Ghanaian farmers. It</b> …

Why some African governments are clamping down on churches

<b>Some governments and organisations in Africa are starting to think churches should be held accountable to a being other than God.</b><p>Of concern to many with interests in the Christian faith are the "prophet of God" or "man of God" churches.<p>These are led by self-proclaimed prophets or messengers who are …

We must open up Africa to Africans if we really want to boost growth

The African Development Bank just launched the Africa Visa Openness Report 2016, and it highlights a huge problem: as Africans, we cannot move easily between our countries.<p>On average, Africans need visas to travel to 55% of other African countries and can only get visas on arrival in 25% of other …

Africa