Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed: The leader promising to heal a nation – BBC News

Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed: The leader promising to heal a nation – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been widely praised for introducing sweeping reforms aimed at ending political repression, writes BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane after visiting the country. The crowd at the airport in Jimma in Ethiopia’s Oromia region was handpicked and universally rapturous. But these were not the praise-singing party […]

Ethiopian Airlines plane skids off Entebbe Airport runway – The East African

Ethiopian Airlines plane skids off Entebbe Airport runway – The East African

By DAILY MONITORMore by this Author Ethiopian Airlines flight ET338 from Addis Ababa Thursday morning skidded off runway upon landing at Entebbe International Airport, Uganda. “Passengers and crew aboard were safely deplaned and were taken to the terminal and cleared normally through the regular clearance process. There is no damage to the aircraft and it […]

Medium-scale farms are on the rise in Africa. Here's why this is good news – Fin24

Medium-scale farms are on the rise in Africa. Here's why this is good news – Fin24

Driven by population growth and growing land scarcity, most African farm households are witnessing the gradual sub-division of their land. Over time farms are getting smaller and smaller. Today, over 80% of farms in relatively densely populated countries – like Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi and Rwanda are smaller than one hectare. Because they’re so small, few […]

They survive droughts, they eat trees — South Africa's goats are helping farmers weather climate change – Los Angeles Times

They survive droughts, they eat trees — South Africa's goats are helping farmers weather climate change – Los Angeles Times

The impact of climate change is already noticeable throughout South Africa, says Guy Midgley, a global change researcher and professor at Stellenbosch University. As in California, the intensity of wildfires has been increasing. Dry periods, including the severe drought that brought Cape Town to the brink of having to turn off residents’ taps, have been […]

Mastercard, DPO Group to boost Pan-African merchant payments – The Punch

Mastercard, DPO Group to boost Pan-African merchant payments – The Punch

Ife Ogunfuwa Global payments and technology company, MasterCard and an Africa’s leading payment service provider, DPO Group, have announced a collaboration to enable more than 40,000 African merchants to accept Mastercard payments, connecting more people and businesses to the global economy. According to a statement on Monday, the collaboration will enable DPO to act as […]

Top 12 African infrastructure projects – Pulse Nigeria

Top 12 African infrastructure projects – Pulse Nigeria

By 2050, the United Nations forecasts that Africa’s population will balloon to 2.4 billion people. Moreover, our continent will not only be full of new souls, but the average age of our population will be much lower than the rest of the world. This means Africa has the opportunity to benefit from a massive and […]

Rebellion brewing in Sudan over Bashir rule – The East African

Rebellion brewing in Sudan over Bashir rule – The East African

By FRED OLUOCHMore by this Author The decision by Sudan’s ruling party to change the Constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term seems to be fomenting a rebellion in the country. What started as protests across cities over the high prices of essential commodities such as fuel and bread—after the removal […]

Why 2018 was a watershed year for Africa economic integration – The New Times

Why 2018 was a watershed year for Africa economic integration – The New Times

Among the major acknowledgements this year was that “contrary to some perceptions, most migration in Africa today is taking place within the continent.” With the spectre of thousands of African youth drowning in the Mediterranean and the populist anti-migrant backlash in the West that also kept the often tragic movement in the news, it appeared […]