News and updates from the continent

SA petrol price drops by 67c/litre

SA petrol price drops by 67c/litre

Aug 29, 2014

The South African Department of Energy has announced that the price of all grades of petrol will drop by 67 cents a litre on Wednesday 3 September.

Ebola health crisis may become food crisis says WFP

Ebola health crisis may become food crisis says WFP

Aug 28, 2014

Governments and other organisations rush to stop the latest outbreak from spreading further as the death toll from the virus tops 1,300 as the health crises brings a food crises.

Farmers generate energy from coffee wastewater

Farmers generate energy from coffee wastewater

Aug 27, 2014

Only 1% of fresh water in the world is available for human consumption. A cup of coffee requires 140 litres of water to be produced. Over 70% of water used in Latin America is returned into rivers without being treated.

WHO calls Africa’s Ebola outbreak ‘unprecedented’

WHO calls Africa’s Ebola outbreak ‘unprecedented’

Aug 27, 2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed an outbreak of Ebola in the isolated Equateur province, where 13 people have already died.

Coega Dev Corp aims for ‘blue economy’

Coega Dev Corp aims for ‘blue economy’

Aug 26, 2014

A feasibility study has indicated that conditions in the Eastern Cape are well suited for the commercial cultivation of marine animals and plants, including finfish, abalone and seaweed.