Higher education’s key role in sustainable development

Patrick Blessinger, Enakshi Sengupta and Mandla Makhanya, wrote this article for University World News dated September 7, 2018, Issue No:519 on how any sustainable development would be vital because of the increased demands on the environment due to, mainly increased urbanisation and industrialisation as well as the ongoing depletion of non-renewable resources. They advise that […]

IMF staff commending Somalia to implement important reforms

Somalia, as everyone knows, has gone through traumatic times and is now settling down to normality with the help of not only its neighbouring countries but most notably by the IMF. As a matter of fact, the IMF staff commending Somalia to implement important reforms was expected but confronting Somalia’s challenging conditions and implement the […]

Innovation & entrepreneurship ever-increasing role in the MENA

BIZTECH AFRICA in an article on a forthcoming Smart Cities Summit to be held in Algiers towards the end of this month introduced it as innovation & entrepreneurship ever-increasing role in the MENA region being at the fore-front of development.  It reads thus: Innovation and entrepreneurship play an ever-increasing role in growing Africa’s emerging technology […]

Cement is a major contributor to Climate Change

As a key input into concrete, the most widely used construction material in the world, cement is a major contributor to climate change . The chemical and thermal combustion processes involved in the production of cement are a large source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Each year, more than 4 billion tonnes of cement are produced, accounting for around 8 per cent […]

Can Chinese cities leave the car behind?

Encouraging bicycles and investing in public transport are just some of the ways Chinese cities are trying to minimise car use Photo credit: chuyu. But can Chinese cities leave the car behind? Let us read Liu Shaokun. For years, Chinese city planners have prioritised cars, but they’re now taking a different route, writes Liu Shaokun. Plagued […]

Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate

Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate was some sort of a statement that was declared by this prominent  American economist last week at a conference in Nicosia,  Cyprus. Per an epidermic reaction to this announcement, would be regarding the remaining 32 years, specifically as what to do until then.  Getting rid of […]