News and updates from the continent


Two million solar power systems to homes in Kenya

Two million solar power systems to homes in Kenya

Dec 15, 2015

“Plan International is proud to announce this landmark partnership with SkyPower, in Kenya.” ~ Marie Staunton, Plan International Canada’s interim President and Chief Executive Officer.

Governments set course for climate change action

Governments set course for climate change action

Dec 15, 2015

“We are living in a historic moment. We are seeing the start of a global transition towards renewable energy. At the same time, we’re already witnessing irreversible impacts of climate change.” ~ Samantha Smith, WWF

South Africa attends CoP21 in Paris

South Africa attends CoP21 in Paris

Dec 1, 2015

“To be successful, the new agreement must be fair. Fairness would imply respect for the convention’s principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities.” ~ the Presidency

German Ministry supports startups in Southern Africa

German Ministry supports startups in Southern Africa

Dec 1, 2015

The goal of the AMPION Venture Bus is the creation of ten agri-tech startups providing innovative solutions to transform the agricultural sector in Africa.

Ricoh is an official partner of UN’s COP21

Ricoh is an official partner of UN’s COP21

Dec 1, 2015

Ricoh was part of the first wave of Japanese companies to join the UN Global Compact in 2000. It has, since 2008, remained a director of the Japanese Global Compact network.

Nedbank goes green to boost renewable energy

Nedbank goes green to boost renewable energy

Dec 1, 2015

Recognised as one of the first green, carbon-neutral banks, Nedbank is passing its sustainability philosophy on to its clients.