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Lack of skills, low wages disinterest African youth from Agriculture

Lack of skills, low wages, and limited access to land and financial services continue to disinterest Africa’s young people from Agriculture hence leading to high unemployment. According to FAO, in 2014 alone, about 11 million young Africans entered the labour market. But many see few opportunities in the agriculture sector. The Director-General of the UN

Kenya unveils better HIV/AIDS treatment

By George Okore Kenya has become the first African country in Africa to offer a new first-line drug for people living with HIV, thus accelerating access to better antiretroviral (ARV) drugs The debut of generic version of Dolutegravir (DTG) is a relief people living with HIV in Africa, where it’s needed most. Today’s launch also

Kenya introduces better treatment for people living with HIV

Herman Opndo The Government of Kenya and Unitaid announced Wednesday in Nairobi the introduction of Dolutegravir (DTG), a new first-line drug for people living with HIV, making Kenya the first African country to introduce the generic version of this new drug for routine use. Dolutegravir (DTG) has been the drug of choice for the last

Mobisol Acquires Lumeter to expand off-grid Solar Pay-as-You-Go solution

Mobisol, a leader in decentralized solar electrification, today announced that it has acquired Lumeter, one of the largest providers of pay-as-you-go (PAYG) software for the off-grid solar industry. The acquisition creates strong synergies between Lumeter and Mobisol’s software for pay-as-you-go services. The combined company creates an unrivaled player with strong pricing power, expertise in the

Agriculture is the way to become wealthy but it can’t happen the way our parents practiced, IITA says

Developing creative messages or methods that would attract young people to agriculture could help Africa to attract youth to agriculture and end the rising unemployment in the continent, says the Deputy Director General Partnership for Delivery, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr Kenton Dashiell today. In a message to journalists to mark the 2017

Continent-wide digital skills development initiative to train half a million young Africans in one week kicks off

Africa Code Week 2017 Edition kicked off in Mauritius with the sole aim to spread coding literacy among African youth, with a key focus on female skills development and training. Started in 2015 the initiative has a long-term goal of empowering more than 200 000 teachers and positively impacting the lives of 5 million children

Africa acts on distressed migration of youth

A high-level symposium of Africa’s interior, environment and foreign affairs ministers held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, warned that ignoring the plight of jobless young people in sub-Saharan Africa is a recipe for political instability and global insecurity. They called for support to create land-based jobs in the rural areas to ward off the temptation for

Three sustainable energy trail blazers working in East Africa win prestigious Ashden Award

Three sustainable energy trail blazers working in East Africa – Futurepump, Haileybury Youth Trust and Mobisol – have all won a prestigious 2017 Ashden Award, the world’s leading green energy awards. From developing solar irrigation pumps to promoting low-carbon buildings to providing powerful solar home systems, all three organisations have been recognised as leaders in

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