Bringing solar power to remote villages in Mali
18 July 2020 | 11:37 am
Bringing solar power to remote villages in Mali. Millions of people in Mali have no access to electricity, but a start-up wants to change that by providing mini solar power plants to remote villages.
20 Nov 2019
Nigeria-based tech start-up, Chaka is seeking to break down barriers to investing. CEO of the company, Tosin Osibodu joins CNBC Africa for more.
14 Dec 2019
Lagos State has launched its innovation master plan as well at a solutions hub at the on-going Art of Technology. The State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu told CNBC Africa that Lagos wants to connect with its vibrant tech start-up industry and leverage tech to deliver good governance.
9 Feb 2020
Last year, to mark four centuries since the start of slavery, Ghana launched a project to encourage people of African descent from around the world to visit their motherland. As a result, some 750,000 people heeded the call and travelled to the country in 2019. But some African-Americans have gone even further and have answered the call to settle and invest on the continent, transforming their trauma into an entrepreneurial force. Our West Africa correspondents report from Togo and Benin.
19 Mar 2020
Modern devices like computers and phones have improved our world and how we do business. Unfortunately, they are hard to get rid of. Now a Nigerian company is using best-practice methods to recycle these electronics.
14 Apr 2020
No one knows how many old masks, sculptures and other archaeological finds are traded illegally from West Africa every year. Setting up so-called culture banks in local communities may be a solution.
24 May 2020
What's West Africa learned since the Ebola pandemic? When's the right moment to ease lockdown? What are the conditions for staging elections during the current crisis?
30 May 2020
Human rights groups say children in conflict regions aren't receiving enough support. Children who have escaped from Boko Haram are treated with suspicion in Nigeria, while schools are closing in Burkina Faso.
18 Jul 2020
A start-up in West Africa has developed an app to help improve the efficiency of collecting and recycling waste. It connects homes and institutions with plastic and metal recycling collectors with the click of a button.
20 Sep 2020
How West Africa’s investment banking space is coping with COVID-19
15 Sep 2020
Ghana is spearheading a new project that explores how small farmers in the ECOWAS bloc can supply produce to the UK once it severs ties with the EU. Researchers are looking at how "what ifs" could become reality.
9 Nov 2020
For more than half a century, humans have required all new drugs to be tested on animals. Today, ethical alternatives are emerging. But can they replace animal studies? The Down to Earth team takes a closer look.
6 Nov 2020
The 35th edition of the Hyères Festival was supposed to take place in April, but the pandemic meant that this year, fashion's most important international competition took place in October instead. Embracing the spirit of the times, as ever, this year's Festival embraced the idea of recycling. The top fashion accessories prize went to Basque country brother and sister duo Juana and Ddiddue Etcheberry, while the coveted grand prize was awarded to Belgian designer Tom Van Der Borght. We take a closer look.
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The number of registered voters aged 18-34 for Kenya's election on August 9 has fallen, despite population growth, with some saying promises made to them are not fulfilled.
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Colombia's first leftist president, ex-guerrilla Gustavo Petro, is set to be inaugurated in Bogota. He aims to curb rampant inequality in the Latin American country.
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The war in Ukraine has exposed Germany's overreliance on Russian gas, prompting a search for alternatives. Solar power is one and is already seeing a surge. Is the former solar powerhouse on the cusp of a new solar boom?
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China has said military exercises around the contested island would continue. Several days of activity have disrupted shipping and air travel, with Taiwan saying the move amounts to a blockade.
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Ryan Giggs arrives at Manchester Crown Court for the start of his trial after being accused of assault against two women.