The poorest countries face the greatest risks from climate change and require international support to finance adaptation, says the International Monetary Fund.
Around 80 million Nigerians – roughly 40% of the population – live below the poverty line. The country needs wide-ranging policy changes to solve this.
Lake Victoria in Africa is at risk of degradation, putting millions in danger of water insecurity. The World Bank aims to stop the discharge of untreated waste.
With 1 in 3 people facing water scarcity, the continent is contending with dangerous levels of water stress. But it also has untapped resource potential.
With a young workforce and high unemployment, remote working is an opportunity for Africa. But governments need to tackle power supply and connectivity
African leaders are calling for a 'green recovery' from COVID-19 and the climate crisis. New research points to an under-developed solution - groundwater.
The Horn of Africa region is facing its driest conditions in over four decades, and 4 million Somalis could be acutely malnourished by the end of the year.
A new design for a solar cooking system may help rural communities prepare food more sustainably, avoiding firewood and other non-renewables, study reports.
Mobile payments are rising in Africa, boosting financial inclusion in a region where many people don't have bank accounts. But there is still room for growth.
In African and Caribbean countries women are more likely to hold managerial positions at work. Togo, Nigeria, and Jordan rank the highest on this chart.
Ecopreneurs in Africa are using regreening initiatives to fight climate change and food insecurity as part of the Great Green Wall project.
There is huge potential for solar energy in Africa, but installing the arrays can have an impact on local ecosystems and reduces potential land for farming.
A researcher has been learning from Kenyan farmers about how people forge their livelihoods in harsh and unpredictable regions.
Safi Organics is using a technology honed at MIT’s D-Lab to make organic fertilizer that can help restore farmlands and improve crop yield for farmers.
Prioritising female leadership and expertise in rural conservation projects could help create a more sustainable future for communities across Africa.