Congolese refugee’s solar plant powers Kenyan camp
22 June 2022 | 11:45 am
A Congolese refugee is providing clean energy to 200 businesses around north-western Kenya's Kakuma refugee camp with help from a 20-kilowatt mini solar grid.
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Women who fled violence in Sudan’s Darfur gather around their tents in a refugee camp in the border city of Adre in Chad, from a conflict that has raged their country for 100 days. The women and their children say they escaped the violence on foot, leaving behind their burnt homes and shattered cities, and they say many men have been killed.
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