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Tools of the water stewardship trade - a global perspective
Tools of the water stewardship trade - a global perspective

Led by NBI water and sustainable finance lead Alex McNamara, a panel of global experts shared their thoughts at the 7th Water Stewardship Conference

Sindy PetersBy Sindy Peters 3 Dec 2021

African nations mend and make do as China tightens Belt and Road
African nations mend and make do as China tightens Belt and Road

Deep in Kenya's Great Rift Valley, members of the National Youth Service tirelessly swing machetes to clear dense shrubs obscuring railway tracks...

By Duncan Miriri 22 Nov 2021

Namibia to host virtual 2021 Africa Water and Sanitation Week
Namibia to host virtual 2021 Africa Water and Sanitation Week

The Government of Namibia will virtually host the 8th Africa Water Week (AWW-8) and 6th AfricaSan Conference from 22-26 November...

19 Nov 2021

China will no longer build overseas coal power plants - what energy projects will it invest in instead?
China will no longer build overseas coal power plants - what energy projects will it invest in instead?

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently announced at the UN General Assembly that China "will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad"...

By Yixian Sun 4 Oct 2021

How IPPs can be effectively leveraged in the African power generation landscape
How IPPs can be effectively leveraged in the African power generation landscape

South African businesses which have endured on-off rolling blackouts for the past 12 years are not alone in their power supply woes...

By Shamilah Grimwood-Norley 15 Sep 2021

UN Security Council backs AU bid to broker Ethiopia dam deal
UN Security Council backs AU bid to broker Ethiopia dam deal

UN Security Council members on Thursday, 8 July, backed African Union mediation efforts between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan in a dispute over the operation of...

By Michelle Nichols 9 Jul 2021

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How the private sector is shaping the future of Lake Chad and the Congo Basin

Lake Chad's declining water level has been on the political agenda of the Sahel region since the 1960s. The water is shared by Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon...

By Nidhi Nagabhatla & Ramazan Caner Sayan 25 Jun 2021

Big irrigation projects in Africa have failed to deliver. What's needed next
Big irrigation projects in Africa have failed to deliver. What's needed next

In 1938, French colonial authorities in what is today Mali started on an ambitious infrastructure plan to transform the desert into an area of agricultural production...

By Tom Higginbottom, Roshan Adhikari and Timothy Foster 10 Jun 2021

AfDB board approves bank's policy prioritising water security
AfDB board approves bank's policy prioritising water security

The African Development Bank's new policy on water prioritises water security and the transformation of water assets to foster sustainable, green and inclusive economic growth...

27 May 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Sonja Jansen van Rensburg, chief communications officer, Zutari
#BehindtheBrandManager: Sonja Jansen van Rensburg, chief communications officer, Zutari

In October 2019, the owners of Aurecon Africa decided to demerge from the global Aurecon business and set course for a purely African business focus...

Sindy PetersBy Sindy Peters 14 Apr 2021

People walking next to traffic in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.
Photo by Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty Images
People living in African urban settings do a lot of walking: but their cities aren't walkable

Walking remains the main mode of transport in many sub-Saharan African cities, especially among low-income residents in informal settlements. Yet, it is well acknowledged that walking conditions in African cities are unsafe...

By Seth Asare Okyere, Daniel Oviedo, Louis Kusi Frimpong, Mariajose Nieto & Michihiro Kita 29 Mar 2021

Ghana's Bui Dam raises concerns - again - about hydro power projects
Ghana's Bui Dam raises concerns - again - about hydro power projects

In the early years of African independence, hydroelectricity offered the promise of modernity and development...

By Roger Gocking 24 Mar 2021

Innovations on the Nile over millennia offer lessons in engineering sustainable futures
Innovations on the Nile over millennia offer lessons in engineering sustainable futures

Africa is the continent most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. That's largely because many of its people and governments are too poor to do what's needed...

By Mike Muller 19 Mar 2021

Nigeria's president approves set up of $2.6bn infrastructure firm
Nigeria's president approves set up of $2.6bn infrastructure firm

Nigeria's president has approved the creation of a new company that will focus on infrastructure development, with a seed capital of $2.63bn...

By Felix Onuah 16 Feb 2021



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