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Environment

Scientists urge Ethiopia to protect groundwater

Groundwater is seen as having major potential for Ethiopia and Sub-Saharan Africa’s climate change strategies – time to protect it, scientists urge.

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Health

Experts caution against immunization stagnation in Africa

Global immunization experts urged African countries to strengthen their routine immunization.

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Economy

Postal services vital for remittance delivery in Africa, report says

Postal services can play a pivotal role in delivering remittances, lowering the transfer costs and providing access to basic financial services in Africa, says a new report.

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Agribusiness

Corporation launches Africalease to promote leasing in sub-Saharan Africa

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, today formally launches ‘Africalease’, an association that will promote leasing across sub-Saharan Africa in agribusinesses and transport, among others.

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Technology

Building the Business Case for Housing Microfinance in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new study from Habitat for Humanity says that housing microfinance can and should become a mainstream offering for financial institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa as they respond to growing housing needs in the region, particularly from poor people.