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.
21 Apr 2022
21 Apr 2022
The government of Burkina Faso said last week that it had averted a plot by armed forces to take over the country. This attempted coup in Burkina Faso comes hot on the heels of military take-overs in Mali as well as in Guinea.
28 Jul 2022
The French president has kicked off a tour of Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau at a time when French influence in Africa is being called into question in several countries.
10 Aug 2022
Stacks of hairy yams line a market in Ibadan, Nigeria, where traders haggle over quality and price before loading them into cars for the last mile to consumers. Nearby, a man navigates heavy traffic with a hand cart piled high with the tubers. Yams - pounded into paste, ground into flour, boiled or fried – provide sustenance and livelihoods across West Africa.
17 Aug 2022
Trekk Scooters, a Nigerian based transportation company is leveraging on eco-friendly technology to redefine how people move within gated communities like campuses & residential estates. Their eco-friendly, two-wheeled scooters provide affordable and fun means of transportation for users, while also making the environment free of harmful air pollutants.
18 Aug 2022
A waste recycling initiative in Kenya has permanently changed the Dandora neighborhood, an informal settlement in Nairobi known for its large, unregulated landfills. Several kiosks have been set up where residents can swap recyclable garbage for food. The project has helped clean up the streets in Dandora.
21 Sep 2022
Nigeria and Morocco sign a deal to build the world's longest offshore gas pipeline. When it’s completed in over 20 years’ time, it will connect 15 West African nations and eventually lead on to Europe's shores.
4 Nov 2022
Major companies are falling short on their commitments to recycle and reduce plastic, a fossil fuel byproduct, even as Coca-Cola sponsors this year's climate conference.
19 Nov 2022
An international team of scientists believe severe flooding in Nigeria and surrounds was considerably worsened by climate change and believe the trend could continue.
12 Dec 2022
In its first space mission, Japanese company ispace Inc. has built the lander that is carrying the United Arab Emirates' Moon rover, as well as other payloads for government agencies from the US, Canada and Japan. Created over a decade ago, it could be the first private company to land on the Moon's surface.
25 Dec 2022
2022 was a difficult year in many ways, but that didn't stop the biggest luxury labels securing impressive profits or coming up with exciting new collaborations, such as one between Jean Paul Gaultier and Olivier Rousteing. This past year was marked by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, a lack of raw materials and increased awareness of just how polluting the fashion industry is.
Kidnapping by militants in Western Africa is nothing new. However, security experts say many criminals are now abducting women and children to use them as bargaining chips for political attention and fundraising.
Spent nuclear fuel can be recycled to make new fuel and byproducts. More than 90% of its potential energy still remains in the fuel, even after five years of operation in a reactor. The United States does not currently recycle spent nuclear fuel but foreign countries, such as France, do.
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Presidential elections in Egypt will take place from December 10 to 12. President Abdel Fattah al Sisi is running for a third term which outcome is predictable, even more now that the election campaign has been overshadowed by the Gaza war. But also because no serious other candidate is facing him, as lamented by human rights defenders.
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As emerging technologies like artificial intelligence transform industries, Europe's largest economy is eager to catch up with the US and China. Will it succeed?
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As world leaders meet at the UN climate summit in Dubai, a new report shows that carbon emissions are set to hit a record high, with the potential to make climate change worse and fuel more destructive, extreme weather.
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In 1995, Bosnian Serb forces killed more than 8,000 mostly Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica. Men who were directly or indirectly involved in the massacre hold key positions in Serbia's political and economic spheres.
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