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    BP and Eni are in talks over the future of their oil and gas assets in Algeria as the two groups increase efforts to refocus their businesses to tackle falling margins, rising debt and climate pressures, three sources said. Europe's top energy companies are cutting back their oil and gas portfolios to keep only the assets most likely to be profitable and redeploy capital for a transition to clean energy as uncertainty mounts over future demand for fossil fuel. By Ron Bousso, Dmitry Zhdannikov & Stephen Jewkes
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    African researchers invited to apply for JWO Research Grant

    The 2021 Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer (JWO) Research Grant aimed at early-career African scientists, and worth $150,000, is open for application...

    2 Jun 2021

    The Village Market Africa triumphs in Food Lover's Seeds of Change initiative

    The Village Market Africa is the winner of Food Lover's Market's Seeds of Change Supplier Development Partnership, launched to create an opportunity for social enterprises to join the retailer's supplier network...

    28 Apr 2021

    Greening the global textile value chain

    Kutay Saritosun is a textile engineer and sustainability aficionado dedicated to educating companies on producing more environmentally responsible products...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Apr 2021

    Education must be a crisis priority, not an afterthought

    Covid-19 has created enormous disruptions in the lives of African youth. Millions of young people have had their learning put on hold for the better part of a year...

    By Dr Edward K. Brown 13 Apr 2021

    Aftermath of Covid-19 requires Africa to be bold in its path to recovery

    Vera Songwe, executive secretary of the ECA, says tackling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic effectively to ensure Africa grows back and builds back better in the aftermath of Covid-19 requires boldness...

    19 Jun 2020

    After Covid-19, Africa can build back better

    These are challenging times for Africa and the rest of our global village...

    By Amina J. Mohammed 28 May 2020

    A resilient Africa will continue to rise above the Covid-19 crisis

    Let's not allow the very real challenges of the virus overshadow the progress Africa has made...

    By Pieter Bensch 25 May 2020

    4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020

    All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

    19 Feb 2020

    'Nobody eats GDP' says AfDB president during economic report launch

    While Africa's economies are growing strongly, growth alone cannot meet the needs of the continent's poorest citizens...

    6 Feb 2020

    Overcoming the leadership deficit in Africa

    As stressed by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the cultivation of leaders with exceptional character and skills is critical to Africa's development...

    By Hatim Eltayeb 29 Jan 2020

    Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa

    In the face of an immensely challenging digital skills gap on the continent, Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde, head of brand and reputation at Google Africa, remains optimistic...

    By Sindy Peters 2 Dec 2019

    20 awarded in regional L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Young Talent Awards

    Twenty women researchers from 15 countries in the Sub-Saharan African region were recently awarded in the 2019 Young Talent Awards as part of the L'Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science programme...

    25 Nov 2019

    Empowering Africa's youth to leapfrog towards a better future

    The fourth industrial revolution is underway and it is shaping up some of the most significant opportunities and challenges of our lifetime...

    By Takreem El Tohamy 22 Nov 2019

    Nestlé launches Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa

    Nestlé and its regional partners have joined forces to launch the Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa to promote employability for young people...

    4 Nov 2019



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