Where are the hundreds of thousands of forced migrants going? What unique migration challenges do they face as conflict in the middle east intensifies?
Can equitable energy distribution be made sustainable in the current paradigm of urban expansion?
Can urban African transportation systems expand access, improve predictability while encouraging ingenuity?
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- Kenya: New Rice Farming Technology Offers Better Harvest[Nation] Surrounded by rows of harvested rice stalks, Daniel Kibuchi stands on his paddy field at the Mwea Irrigation Scheme some 120km north of Nairobi.
- Malawi: Oilseeds Sector Transformation Launches Agricultural Innovation Event[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -The Malawi Oilseeds Sector Transformation (Most) on Thursday launched an initiative in agricultural innovations from a farmer perspective as one way of promoting productivity in the oilseed sector.
- Africa: How To Empower More Women to Become Leaders in Science[The Conversation Africa] A woman's place is in the home. Her "job" is to marry and to raise children. This thinking still prevails in most parts of the world - and it is one of the major reasons that only about 30% of women in sub-Saharan Africa are working in research and development.
- Rwanda: Fourth Industrial Revolution - Wading Our Way to the Frontline[New Times] It is with shame that I make this unfortunate admission; In the days leading up to the World Economic Forum on Africa held in May, I, like many of my fellow city dwellers, got caught up in the spectacle of this prestigious conference coming to Kigali and turned something of a short-sighted eye […]