Do you have an idea for The New Times to cover? Submit it here!

Yariv Cohen

How two young Rwandan women changed the lives of an entire village

Africa’s never-ending lands, panoramic views, intriguing culture, and special cuisine go hand in hand with some very specific needs and challenges. But alongside the many issues that the continent faces, there is an abundance of entrepreneurial spirit, as well as a local desire to help one...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

With support, African youth can lead the continent to a better future

Besides its many challenges, problems, and needs, there are many reasons for optimism when it comes to the future of Africa. Accelerated economic growth in various markets, the war on poverty, the emerging energy market, political stability and international investments in various sectors, all...

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

How SMEs can turn around food production in Africa

Among the many challenges that Africa faces on a daily basis, the food and agriculture sector has been receiving some added attention. Finding a solution for over 250 million undernourished people (over 20 per cent of the population) has been on the top of the list for decades, and with the...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Where governments can make most impact in food production

Among the many challenges that Africa faces on a daily basis, the food and agriculture sector has been receiving some added attention. Finding a solution for over 250 million undernourished people (over 20 per  of the population) has been on the top of the list for decades, and with the...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

FinTech is revolutionising America, the impact on Africa will be 6 times bigger

Every once in a while, the field of innovation and entrepreneurship sees a new trend taking the lead, influencing the market and dominating the headlines. After the age of social media, location services and now the sharing economy period (the list goes on and on), 2019 is marked as “the...

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Only 6% of Africa’s farmlands is irrigated; changing it will massively impact the entire continent

Imagine a professional basketball player wearing sneakers only 6 per cent of the time. Or an international banking chain, with only 6 per cent of the branches having a safe. Strange, right? Although these are absurd, hard-to-imagine scenarios, this is precisely the situation in a much more...

Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 12:00 AM

The power to empower: Solar Energy is elevating the lives of African women

The ever-expanding field of solar energy has a tremendous impact on every market and country it reaches. The vast environmental impact, with increasing reliance on renewable energy sources, saves a huge amount of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), preventing dangerous air pollution. The economic...

Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

The next big challenge to solve: rolling out “green stoves”

Africa, and Rwanda in particular is at the height of a historic process. While hundreds of millions of people across the continent are still living without electricity in their homes, many African governments have announced national plans to eradicate the phenomenon and provide hundreds of millions...

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda can become one of Africa’s leading exporters of agricultural products

Agriculture is the oldest work field on earth, with evidence dating back as early as 9,500 BC. But despite its history, the sector is far from becoming irrelevant. In fact, the opposite is true: Even today, it is the cornerstone of all human life throughout the world, with an ever-increasing...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

Solar energy sector could revolutionise the employment sphere

The renewable energy revolution is already happening. As numbers of users and technologies are on a constant rise, the impact is broadening daily, affecting different aspects of our lives including environmental, social, financial, and much more. As Francesco La Camera, Director-General of IRENA...

Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

Subscribe to The New Times E-Paper