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  • #BizTrends2021: 3 major trends in the commercial property space in Africa
    The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has seen three major trends emerge as drivers of investment in Africa's commercial property space. Though this sector has certainly taken a big knock, and commercial office space is still slow to recover, we are seeing positive activity in light industrial property, data centres, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and even in hospitality, throughout Africa. By Peter Hodgkinson
  • 5 technopreneurs chosen for Ayo Scaling Africa Series
    The final five qualifying businesses for the next round of the Ayo Scaling Africa Series have been selected. The series looks to assist tech entrepreneurs in taking their Series A businesses to the next level.
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Covid-19 pandemic is affecting conservation efforts in Madagascar

The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the restriction policies used to mitigate the spread of the virus, are being felt all over the world...

By Estelle Razanatsoa 13 Jul 2021

Uganda helps farmers grow trees for money in bid to reverse forest loss

From tree-planting drives to tighter laws on illegal logging, countries worldwide are searching for a silver bullet to stop the loss of forests vital for nature and climate protection...

By Christopher Bendana 9 Jul 2021

Fund nature protection now or face huge losses, says World Bank

The global economy faces annual losses of $2.7tn by 2030 if ecological tipping points are reached and countries fail to invest more in protecting and restoring nature...

By Michael Taylor 2 Jul 2021

Ecomimicry: the nature-inspired approach to design that could be the antidote to urban 'blandscapes'

With skyscrapers climbing ever higher and unoccupied city areas increasingly scarce, demands on urban space are increasing...

By Stuart Connop and Caroline Nash 30 Jun 2021

Palm fronds and stones: creating reefs to heal Tunisia's polluted seas

Tunisian environmentalists are trying to fight pollution damage along their country's Mediterranean shores by installing artificial reefs to encourage sea life...

By Jihed Abidellaoui 14 Jun 2021

Deforestation is driven by global markets

The world is at a crossroads, as humanity tries to mitigate climate change and halt biodiversity loss, while still securing a supply of food for everyone...

By Ruben Valbuena and Thomas Lovejoy 11 Jun 2021

Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund

Chanel is backing a new climate adaptation fund that aims to raise $100m by 2025 to invest in projects to promote sustainable agriculture, protect forests and support small-scale farmers in developing countries...

By Michael Taylor 11 Jun 2021

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

Zimbabwe re-introduces rhinos in Gonarezhou park after three decades

Zimbabwe is re-introducing rhinos to its second biggest wildlife park Gonarezhou in the south of the country...

By MacDonald Dzirutwe 13 May 2021

Kenya starts its first national wildlife census

Kenya began its first national wildlife census on Friday, 7 May, aiming to aid conservation and identify threats to its vast but threatened wildlife populations...

By Ayenat Mersie 10 May 2021

New global H&M initiative to identify and support inspiring kids

H&M has introduced a new global initiative to identify and support young role models who are making progress on social equality, sustainability, education...

4 May 2021

IAPF seizes record number of elephant tusks during 2021 so far

During the first three months of 2021, the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF) has seized 62 elephant tusks compared to 90 for the whole of last year...

26 Apr 2021

In Kenya, electric fences protect forests from human destruction

What can stop wandering elephants, illegal logging and protect sources of water? Kenyan environmental group Rhino Ark Trust says electric fences. Lots of them...

By Edwin Waita 26 Feb 2021

SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform

Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise is among the first to receive capital through Mondelez International's new impact investing platform Sustainable Futures...

25 Feb 2021



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