All Africa (sort by date) AllAfrica News: Africa (10)sourceAfrica:Africa Solar Home System Provider Powers Up With France's Engie 4 hours 26 min ago [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -French utilities company ENGIE has agreed to acquire Uganda-based Fenix International, a provider of solar home systems in Africa, in a deal the two firms said would help boost access to electricity on the continent. Africa:#MeToo Challenges Taboo Against Admitting Sexual Abuse in Africa 5 hours 7 min ago [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The #MeToo social media campaign to raise awareness about sexual harassment and abuse has sparked conversation in parts of Africa where domestic violence is rampant but strong cultural and religious taboos prevent women from admitting it. Africa:Deputy Secretary-General's Remarks At Africa Week 2017 5 hours 28 min ago [Africa Renewal] Deputy Secretary-General's remarks at Africa Week 2017 [as prepared for delivery] Africa:Can Index Insurance Make African Farmers Climate-Resilient? 5 hours 36 min ago [IPS] Addis Ababa -Index insurance is being promoted as a solution to protect climate affected smallholder farmers in Africa. This type of micro insurance is slowly gaining ground as a way of compensating farmers for lost crops and livestock due to climate change. Africa:Home to Rising Tide of Migrants, Cities Invited to Shape Global Pacts 5 hours 37 min ago [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Washington -Cities could play a formal part in the global response to rising migration, top officials have suggested ahead of next year's negotiations on two international pacts to tackle the issue. Africa:Is Uganda Still Africa's Bread-Basket? 5 hours 51 min ago [Deutsche Welle] Uganda has always been known as the bread basket of Africa and for the most part that's still true. But both the lack of rainfall in the northeast and the large number of refugees have posed a challenge to the country. Africa:Minister Jeff Radebe Announces Appointment of New Statistician-General and Head of Statistics South Africa, Risenga Maluleke 5 hours 58 min ago [Govt of SA] Minister in the Presidency, Mr Jeff Radebe, today announced the appointment of the new Statistician-General and Head of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), Mr Risenga Maluleke. His appointment will take effect from the 1st of November 2017 when Dr Pali Lehohla's tenure expires at the end of October. Maluleke has served within Stats SA for twenty years, having joined Stats SA as a manager at Limpopo provincial office in 1997. Africa:Towards a Prosperous African Agriculture 6 hours 17 min ago [African Development Bank] No region of the world has ever industrialised without the agricultural sector being first transformed. Africa is the last continent to do so and needs to catch up fast. Africa:Sudden Loss of Advocacy & Midwifery Head Felicity Ukoko Mourned by Wellbeing Founder Toyin Saraki 6 hours 55 min ago [Wellbeing Foundation] Lagos -With a heavy heart and a deep sense of loss, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) regrets to announce the sudden loss of our colleague and friend Mrs. Felicity Aliana? Ukoko (nee Mapuvire). Who passed away on Sunday the 15th of October 2017. Africa:President Jacob Zuma Hosts President Macky Sall for a State Visit to South Africa 7 hours 18 min ago [Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday, 24 October 2017, host the President of the Republic of Senegal, His Excellency President Macky Sall for a State Visit to South Africa in Cape Town.