Africa Renewal

English
Frequency
3 times a year
ISSN: 
2517-9829 (online)
http://dx.doi.org/10.18356/25582e53-en
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The Africa Renewal magazine examines the many issues that confront the people of Africa, its leaders and its international partners: sustainable development goals, economic reform, debt, education, health, women's empowerment, conflict and civil strife, democratization, investment, trade, regional integration and many other topics. It tracks policy debates. It provides expert analysis and on-the-spot reporting to show how those policies affect people on the ground. And, it highlights the views of policy-makers, non-governmental leaders and others actively involved in efforts to transform Africa and improve its prospects in the world today. The magazine also reports on and examines the many different aspects of the United Nations’ involvement in Africa, especially within the framework of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).

Also available in French
 

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  14 June 2017 The internet of everything water
Ihuoma Atanga

I magine a world where your spice cabinet reminds you to buy salt, or your cell phone sends a text message about the amount of water left in your water tank. These are the wonders of the Internet of things (IoT).

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  14 June 2017 Africa’s digital rise hooked on innovation
Eleni Mourdoukoutas

When the world was changing from mechanical and analogue technology to digital electronics four decades ago, Africa was nowhere on the scene.

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  14 June 2017 Paris Agreement on climate change: One year later, how is Africa faring?
Richard Munang, Robert Mgendi

Since December 2015, when 195 countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change, several countries in Africa have begun implementing climate resilience activities that will allow them to better absorb and adapt to harsh climatic changes.

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  14 June 2017 Gambia’s democracy survives political turbulence
Pavithra Rao

As the results of The Gambia’s presidential election trickled in last December, incumbent President Yahya Jammeh realised his power was slipping away. Indeed, final results showed that a newcomer, 51-year-old businessman Adama Barrow, had garnered 45.5% of total votes, while Mr. Jammeh received 36.6%.

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  14 June 2017 International Criminal Court: Beyond the threats of withdrawal
Franck Kuwonu

Sometime last year, three African countries—Burundi, the Gambia and South Africa—signalled their intention to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC). There was fear that more countries would follow.

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  14 June 2017 Pension funds, insurance companies as key drivers of regional integration
John Schellhase

Capital markets, where money from savers is put into long-term investments, can contribute significantly to socio-economic development if they invest in productive projects and enterprises. But small size and market illiquidity can undercut this process.

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  14 June 2017 Conservationists take aim at poachers
Benjamin Düerr

As the rate of animal poaching continues to rise, conservationists have begun calling for stronger laws and deterrents to wildlife crimes.

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  14 June 2017 Young South Africans investing in lucrative renewable energy sector
Tsidi Bishop

Fumani Mthembi, who runs a renewable energy producing company in South Africa, has no regrets about leaving her secure job in the middle of an economic recession to start her own business in 2009.

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  14 June 2017 Disaster insurance against climate change attracts African countries
Bill Hinchberger

When disaster strikes in Africa, humanitarian aid can take months to reach people on the ground. By then a lot of damage may have been done. During a drought, for example, small-scale farmers facing a sequence of harsh dry seasons may sell their cattle and pull their children out of school. A quicker response could minimize the long-term effects of such a crisis.

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  14 June 2017 Global economic gravity moving towards Africa Interview - Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, head of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa
Abdoulaye Mar Dieye

The second International Conference on the Emergence of Africa (ICEA) was held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, in March 2017. Since the first conference in 2015—at a time of robust economic growth on the continent—hopes for economic progress have dimmed because of a crash in the price of commodities, volatile global financial markets and a slowdown in global growth. Before departing New York to attend the second ICEA conference, jointly organized by the World Bank, the African Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Assistant Secretary-General of the UN and head of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa Abdoulaye Mar Dieye sat down for an interview with Africa Renewal’s Kingsley Ighobor to talk about Africa’s economic development opportunities and challenges.

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