Families living near Malawi's mining operations face serious problems with water, food, and housing, and are left in the dark about health and other risks...
Nationwide survey of soil conditions is leading to more effective use of fertilisers and could boost food security...
Pius Sawa 30 Sep 2016
"The goal is nothing if not ambitious: we believe that by 2025, the continent of Africa can be a net exporter, not an importer, of food."
Two years ago the World Health Organisation (WHO) identified air pollution as the world's worst environmental health risk...
The Women in News (WiN) initiative, an editorial leadership programme for African women working in media, launched its sixth year in 2016...
In July this year, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome projected a 17 percent decrease in cereal production across Southern Africa...
Mandi Smallhorne 25 Aug 2015
LILONGWE, MALAWI: On Thursday, 30 April Malawi took a significant step towards creating a digital payment ecosystem in order to address poverty and drive inclusive growth...
Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.
ARUSHA, TANZANIA: Tanzania has fired four key ministers for abuses committed by the security forces during a controversial anti-poaching drive, the Prime Minister said.
Food security in the sub-Saharan African region improved this year because of greater food availability and income growth‚ the DuPont global food security index shows.
Unilever Global says Africa is its next growth market and has rolled out what it calls a sustainable living plan to the continent.
TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan has pledged at least US$10bn in aid to Africa for the next five years as Tokyo prepares to host a major development conference for the resource-rich continent.
Although Africa made huge strides in increasing human development in the past decade, gains could - with hundreds of millions of people being pushed into extreme poverty - easily be reversed should "significant progress" not be made in halting global warming.
Schalk Mouton 20 Mar 2013
Global legal practice Norton Rose has advised South African insurers expanding into other African countries to look beyond the sector-specific regulatory requirements in the jurisdictions they are entering as failure to do so could undermine their investments.
Phakamisa Ndzamela 20 Mar 2013
Growing affluence in emerging markets is good news for manufacturers of gas-guzzling vehicles.
The Association of Environmental Journalists in Malawi (AEJ-Malawi) has hailed the country's new president Joyce Banda for creating a ministry responsible for environment and climate change management and subsequently appointing Catherine Gotani Hara as minister responsible.
Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 3 May 2012