Sub-Saharan Africa

New crops, technology needed to help farmers adapt to rising heat: Gates Foundation

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New technologies are the key to helping Africa and Asia’s smallholder farmers adapt to climate change, said the Gates Foundation as it pledged funding to research new crops that can thrive amid rising heat, drought and erratic rainfall.<p>The Bill & Melinda Gates …

Agriculture

4 signs of progress on climate change

I’m in Paris for the big meeting on climate change hosted by President Macron. Leaders from around the world are here to take stock of the progress …

Climate

Renewable energy shifts South African power commodity market towards transmission equipment upgrades - Cape Business News

While switchgears, transformers, and reactors are critical in supplying quality power to customers in a cost-effective manner, power utilities should …

Business (South Africa)

How Investors Can Take Advantage Of The Rand’s Currency Trading Rates

Negative sentiment is likely to be pervasive with the SA economy, and it will take more than a new figurehead in government to right the wrongs of a …

Business (South Africa)

Congress Is Looking Into a Last-Ditch Climate Change Solution

Congress is considering a proposal to fund research into geoengineering schemes like cloud seeding in an effort to ward off climate change.<p>Climate change is an increasingly big problem, and the more we learn about it the worse matters seem to be. Just last week a study was published that showed the …

Climate

Alabama Has The Worst Poverty In The Developed World, U.N. Official Says

A United Nations official investigating poverty in the United States was shocked at the level of environmental degradation in some areas of rural …

Rights & Freedoms

Africa’s SureRemit joins the tokenized race to win the global remittance market

Nigerian based SureRemit has launched a crypto token aimed at money sent home by global immigrants.<p>The startup — which is incorporated in Mauritius — offered pre-sales of its remittance focused tokens this week, before a January 2018 ICO. SureRemit will use blockchain partner Stellar’s platform.<p>The …

FinTech

Cheetahs: Fast facts about world’s fastest cat

This beautiful animal is threatened by loss of habitat and prey, as well as conflict with humans. As a result, the cheetah is classified as …

Wildlife

Swaziland: 8 in 10 Elderly Are in Poverty

More than 80 percent of women aged 60 and over and 70 percent of men in Swaziland live in poverty, according to a new report.<p>This comes at a time …

Mercedes-Benz

Discoveries in Asia and Australia Forcing Rewrite to Human History

Where did we humans come from?<p>Some 40 or so years ago, our origins seemed quite straight forward.<p>But now we see that the human story is far more …

Anthropology

WWE to take SA by storm

2017-12-11 08:58<p>WWE SA<p>Johannesburg - <b>World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)</b> will head to South Africa next year with several wrestling stars to make an …

WWE

Libya, Italy to join forces against people traffickers

Italy and Libya will set up a joint commission in a bid to fight back against people traffickers and tackle the problem of illegal migration, the …

Uganda

Women in sub-Saharan Africa forced into sex to pay hospital bills, study says

Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drainpipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts of Africa and Asia, report reveals<p>Hospitals are detaining hundreds of thousands of people against their will every year – many of them mothers and their newborn babies – simply …

Health Care

"Supermalaria" Is on the Way

There has been growing hope in recent years that malaria could eventually be eradicated but that sense of optimism is currently facing some major new …

Public Health

News24.com | One in two Africans don't know HIV status: expert

Thirty-five years after the start of the Aids epidemic, one person in two in sub-Saharan Africa "does not know their HIV status," according to a …

Disease

Fragrance-makers smell ample opportunities

FMCG sector, rural India boost demand

Cost of Living

The UN sent an envoy to investigate extreme poverty in the United States

There is a poor country hiding inside the world’s richest nation. So thinks the United Nations (UN), which has sent an envoy led by New York University law and human rights professor Philip Alston, to investigate extreme poverty across the US.<p>In a country that creates more money than any other, …

Social Work

Don’t put all the blame on Libya for slavery

After years of ignoring the sale of human beings in Libya, leaders from Europe and Africa have been making a grand show of shock and indignation.<p>After CNN released a report about migrants being sold into slavery while attempting to cross the Mediterranean, French President Emmanuel Macron rushed to …

Opinion

Commentary: How America Bears Responsibility for Libya’s Slave Auctions

The story of slavery in Africa, like slavery in so many other parts of the world, is a painful chronicle whose origins go back centuries. It’s not a …

North Africa

Phoenix Looks to India to Feed Africa as Part of Rice Expansion

Food and resources company Phoenix Commodities Ltd. will buy more rice from India as it expands its business in Africa to meet increasing demand.<p>The …

Business

100 million births not recorded in Sub Saharan Africa: Unicef

Image of a pregnant women, 7 December 2017. Photo: Pixabay<p>JOHANNESBURG – As many as 95 million children have not had their births registered across …

Africa

JLL Real Views - How Africa's Hotel Market Is Entering a New Chapter - by Natasha Stokes

A new wave of domestic visitors and the continued growth of international tourism are fueling demand for mid-market options, along with niche …

Africa

Africa:African Schools Weigh Teaching in Local Languages

(Photo: Maneb/Facebook)Most children in sub-Saharan Africa are taught in a common colonial language instead of their mother tongue. Proponents say …

Africa

New Mapping Technique Can Help Fight Extreme Poverty

For years, policymakers have relied upon surveys and census data to track and respond to extreme poverty.While effective, assembling this information …

Poverty

BBC World Service - Newsday, Detained in hospitals for not footing the bill

Imagine going to hospital for an operation and being forcibly detained because you can't pay your medical bills. This situation results from emergency care, often following road accidents or complications in childbirth in much of sub-Saharan Africa and in countries like India and Indonesia. Robert …

Health Care

Hand-held jaundice detector completes first clinical study

<b>BiliSpec, a low-cost, hand-held jaundice detector invented by Rice University students, has undergone its first clinical study and is set to compete</b> …

Engineering

Sudanese football fans taunt rivals with huge Hitler head and Holocaust banner

A Sudanese football club is under investigation after its fans displayed a giant banner of Adolf Hitler at a derby clash last month.<p>Hardcore fans of …

Adolf Hitler

Is it Cameroon's turn to be suspended from US trade pact with Africa?

Cameroon has been a member of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) initiative since it was launched in 2000. AGOA is a preferential trade …

Africa

Sims Metal Management taps former AGL executive for CFO role

Sims Metal Management is restocking its ranks by making key appointments after the August ousting of its chief executive and finance boss.<p>Street Talk …

SuperSport win bid to renew PSL media rights for Sub-Saharan Africa

The Premier Soccer League has announced that pay-TV channel SuperSport have won the bid to renew their media rights for Sub-Saharan Africa for five …

Soccer