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Russian presences in the Middle East and Africa threaten NATO

BEIRUT >> Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine dominates global attention. But with less global scrutiny, Putin is also busy advancing Russia’s presence in the Middle East and Africa — an expansion that military and civilian leaders see as another, albeit less immediate, threat to security in West. Putin’s strategy in the Middle East […]

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Kenya: Women landowners remain few despite reforms

Nairobi — The number of women who own land in Kenya remains low, despite constitutional reforms that have granted them equal property rights. John Mwaura, the managing director of Finsco Africa, while admitting that the number of women buying land and houses has increased, he identified a gap in the ratio of male to female […]

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Women landowners in Kenya remain low despite reforms

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 11 – The number of women owning land in Kenya remains low, despite constitutional reforms that have given them equal property rights. John Mwaura, the managing director of Finsco Africa, while admitting that the number of women buying land and houses has increased, he identified a gap in the ratio of male […]

Africa tourism

Kenya: Balala says Kenya is on track to achieve sustainable tourism

Nairobi – Kenya is implementing the COP 26 declarations on sustainability and climate change, said Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala. As part of its commitment to achieve sustainable tourism, Kenya has said it will limit the use of vehicle transport in all national parks and reserves to those using non-fossil renewable energy by […]

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Leaked by others, Russia finds friends in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya — Since the days of Nelson Mandela, South African leaders have dismissed American criticism of their friendships with autocrats like Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, whose countries have stood by them during their most difficult times. desperate for the anti-apartheid fight. Today, South Africans are defending their loyalty to another autocrat […]

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AFRICA: Nairobi Cities Forum pushes for green economy

At the Cities and Regions Forum held on February 24, 2022 in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, urban areas were recognized by urban authorities across the African continent as drivers of environmental degradation, biodiversity loss, climate change and pollution. In the discussions between leaders, investors and members of organizations participating in the meeting, the focus […]

Africa cities

Africa faces a difficult task not to become the plastic “trash can” of the world

A waste picker walks with a load of recyclable waste on her head in the Mbeubeuss landfill in Dakar. (AFP) What can be done to prevent Africa from becoming the largest plastic dumping ground in the world? It’s one of the big questions members of the United Nations will face next week as they […]

Africa cities

The crisis facing Africa’s cities and slums

The Thomson Reuters Foundation speaks with UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif about efforts to slow the spread of the virus in African cities The coronavirus is changing the world in unprecedented ways. Subscribe here for a daily briefing on how this global crisis is affecting cities, technology, approaches to climate change and the lives […]

Africa cities

Tackling obstacles to development in African cities

On Thursday, January 11, the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings released its annual Foresight Africa report, highlighting six key priorities for the continent in 2018. In the second chapter of the report, Sustainable Finance for Economic Development: Mobilizing the resources of the Africa scholars discuss the urgency of boosting domestic resource mobilization in Africa, especially […]

Africa cities

How we’re helping African cities boost their credit scores

Steps on the road to solvency There is a direct link between improved financial management – such as municipal revenue collection by local communities – and the mobilization of private capital for infrastructure. “For Harare, our biggest problem is collecting taxes and fees. We have more compulsory expenses than we can collect, ”said Assumpta Gwatiringa, […]

Africa cities

Urbanization jeopardizes farms in African cities : The Salt : NPR

An urban farmer waters his plants near Bamako, Mali, where the government has set aside nearly 250 acres for market gardens. donkey cart/Flickr hide caption toggle caption donkey cart/Flickr An urban farmer waters his plants near Bamako, Mali, where the government has set aside nearly 250 acres for market gardens. donkey cart/Flickr For many city […]