AU currently heavily relies on donor funding at 91 per cent. Member States contribute only 9 per cent of the budget needed to carry out its activities. This has a bearing on its independence.
The platform already led surge in social media use in Africa, revolutionising the way individual entrepreneurs, businesses and companies operate.
Research in oral health could significantly contribute to improved outcomes by identifying region-specific challenges, developing cost-effective interventions, and enhancing treatment methods tailored to the region’s resources and needs.
Current cleanup technologies are ‘clean-washing traps’ which Govts in Africa, a continent disproportionately affected by the global waste menace caused largely by industrialized nations, should not fall for.
Africa has made remarkable strides in various sectors, but the constant threat of infectious disease outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics threatens to derail these achievements.
Circular startups battle multitude of constraints ranging from limited access to funding, inadequate policy frameworks to provide incentives, and limited demand for circular products, among others.
Despite Governments in Africa making strides when it comes to strengthening surveillance, laboratory systems and logistics, there has been minimal focus on risk communication.
More than 80 per cent of the environmental impact linked to production could be addressed at products’ design stage, and the responsibility falls on companies.
Current data extraction trend has been linked to both the legal loopholes and lack of infrastructure such as data centres on the continent to act as repository for data generated locally.
The Pan-African Media Lawyers Union (PALU) is a network that brings together the lawyers interested in defending journalists across the African Union member States.
If adopted, the legislation could see all non-essential single use plastic items — from cutlery, plates, cups, cotton buds, straws, balloons, sweet wrappers to wet wipes and others — banned across all the seven EAC countries.
Interacting properly with animals, wildlife, livestock and pets can help reduce outbreaks of zoonotic diseases. It is equally important to routinely vaccinate animals.
Governments in Africa need to expedite the ratification of the Addis Ababa Convention and move ahead to enforce it as a matter of urgency if the continent is to catch up with the rest of the world, address parity in education quality, and tackle the rampant brain drain.
Rwanda’s struggle with climate change is a long-standing ordeal, marked by floods, landslides, and prolonged droughts that result in famine in some parts of the country.