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Ghanaian innovator develops affordable houses from recycled plastic waste

As a teenager, Nelson Boateng, a resident of Ashaiman near Ghana's capital Accra, needed to earn some income to support his education as well...

Irreecha: Thousands of Ethiopians celebrate popular thanksgiving festival

Hiwot Tesfaye, a diaspora-based Ethiopian, is excited to celebrate Irreecha festival, an annual thanksgiving event celebrated by millions of Ethiopians annually, for the first...

Local journalists help flatten COVID-19 curve in Africa’s refugee camps

“Refugees both in Kakuma and Kalobeyei are panicking due to news of the pandemic… health facilities are poor & few doctors,” KANERE (short for...

Mobile money services boost employment for Zambian youth

The mobile phone communication services industry has over the years provided a host of employment opportunities across Africa through its range of services. Among the...

Feature: Egypt steadily works towards eradicating unsafe slums

"My dream of having a new house has come true," said Abdel Rahim Mohamed, a 40-year-old electricity technician who has moved into Al-Asmarat residential...

China-built tallest skyscraper in Africa topped out in Egypt’s new capital

With a commanding view of the modern buildings sprouting up in the central business district (CBD) of Egypt's new administrative capital, guests from China...

Kenya’s COVID-19 home-based care boosts recoveries, eases burden on health system

When Joan Macharia's brother early this month had symptoms of COVID-19 that include dry cough and fever, he visited a government hospital in the...

The birth of a desert locust swarm

Did you know that Desert Locust breed in moist sandy soil and in low temperatures and their eggs usually hatch in about four weeks. Scientists...

Meet Joyce Muramba, Kenya’s mangrove mama

Along the coast of Watamu, north of Mombasa, a narrow wooden boardwalk meanders through a dense forest of mangrove trees. Rising from the water,...

The Flying Dodo: insights from a Beer Hunter

Any beer drinker will tell you that the first thing that gets them is the sweat on the bottle. Moving past that, the act...