Zimbabwe: Let’s Shift Focus to Home-Grown Innovations

Zimbabweans should come up with home-grown innovative solutions to the challenges facing the nation and mitigate the anguish caused by the illegal economic sanctions imposed by the West. Instead of extending begging bowls for aid to our Western development partners, the nation should come up with domestic remedies through technological innovation to spur growth and prosperity. Examples are too numerous to mention of countries that are reaping benefits of home grown solutions, as part of a raft of initiatives they are employing to move their nations forward. It is heartening…

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Africa: Climate Change Could Further Escalate Violence

Abu Dhabi, UAE — Nearly 50 million people in west Africa rely on agriculture and livestock for their livelihood but the land available for pastoral use has been rapidly shrinking. While a part of this is because of growing population, climate change has also been a major contributor to this, says George Stacey, an analyst working with Norvergence*, an environmental advocacy NGO. According to the United Nations, nearly 80% of the Sahel’s farmland has been negatively impacted by temperatures rising – which they are at a rate that is 1.5…

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