Kenya Announces Ban On Plastic Bags: Kenya is the latest African country to combat the environmental problems caused by plastic bags. They litter the landscape, but many Kenyans find them indispensable for daily life. Read more

Economic Commission for Africa develops toolkit to help member states integrate Agendas 2030 and 2063: The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is developing a toolkit that will help African countries develop an integrated approach in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs)and Agenda 2063, Africa’s 50-year development plan. Read more

Focus on sustainability and youth gives new impetus to EU-Africa partnership in agriculture: Ministers from the African Union and European Union countries have agreed to give new impetus to their joint efforts to improve investment in sustainable food production and job creation in Africa. Read more

UN reports growth in Africa’s tourism sector: A new report released by the United Nations (UN) documented a dramatic leap in African tourism. The report from the UN Conference on Trade and Development states that Africa’s international visitors increased on average by 6% every year between 1995 and 2014. Read more

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