Mini solar grids bringing light to rural Nigeria
21 November 2022 | 5:29 am
An NGO is trying to bring access to reliable electricity by implementing small solar systems to make villages independent from the national grid. Importantly, they also show locals how to maintain the systems.
23 Mar 2020
Governments across the globe are pouring increasing stimulus packages into their economies to minimise the adverse impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Chamberlain Peterside, CEO of Xcellon Capital Advisors and Femi Oladehin, Investment Banking Partner at Argentil Capital Partners both join CNBC Africa to discuss Nigeria’s defence tactics against this pandemic.
25 Jul 2020
Last week Ireland welcomed a court ruling that denied it more than €14 billion of Apple money in back taxes. It has brought its tax regime into sharp focus, but the problem is global as much as anything else.
21 Oct 2020
One person, one vote: It's the law of the land in the United States. But voting advocacy groups argue that isn't the case for minorities — and say Georgia is a case in point this election cycle.
22 Nov 2020
US regulators have cleared Boeing's 737 MAX to return to service. The fleet has been grounded around the world since March 2019 following two deadly crashes involving the model. Some 346 people lost their lives in the accidents in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
24 Nov 2020
German authorities have tightened restrictions on public life for the second time, to fight the spread of the coronavirus. Bars and hotels are closed, and restaurants may only offer takeout food. How do people in Berlin view the situation?
7 Dec 2020
A light aircraft has made a dramatic emergency landing on an interstate as cars cruised down the highway at night.
23 Jan 2021
The success of the "Lupin" series on Netflix is reviving public interest in Maurice Leblanc's novels about the gentleman burglar. "The book that we see very regularly in the hands of Omar Sy and his son in the series is already out of print," says the manager of a bookshop on the outskirts of Paris.
14 Feb 2021
The film "Borga" tells the story of a Ghanaian migrant who wants to make it big in Europe. But the reality of his new life in Germany largely shatters those dreams.
23 Mar 2021
When the Tokyo Olympics torch relay kicks off in Fukushima on Thursday, runners are hoping it will show the world the area is "moving forward", a decade after the 2011 disaster. The pandemic might have overshadowed a Games once billed as the "Recovery Olympics" after the earthquake and tsunami catastrophe, but Fukushima torchbearers say the relay can show their home in a new light.
19 Apr 2021
The buyer of a $69 million digital artwork in the form of "non-fungible tokens" (NFTs) says he felt a "soul connection" with the artist as both men started as relative amateurs in their field but found success after years of hard work. Singapore based Vignesh Sundaresan, also known as MetaKovan, defends the price he paid for the collage of 5,000 pieces of art created on consecutive days, which has transformed its creator, real name Mike Winkelmann, into the third-most valuable living artist.
27 Apr 2021
Emirati landmarks in Abu Dhabi and Dubai light up the night sky with the colours of the Indian flag and messages of solidarity with the Asian country battling a catastrophic, record-breaking coronavirus wave that has overwhelmed hospitals and set crematoriums working at full capacity.
12 May 2021
Almost 30,000 candles are lit at Prague Castle, the Czech Republic’s presidential seat, to commemorate victims of the Covid-19 pandemic. Cases are falling in the country which has loosened restrictions in the past month, reopening shops, zoos, and schools.
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A now-deleted graphic of the Group B standings posted on Saturday across U.S. Soccer's official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts displayed a plain green, white and red flag.
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'Putin wants Ukraine to sink into cold and darkness'
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French prosecutors are investigating the alleged role of consulting companies in election campaigns, as well as allegations of favoritism. President Emmanuel Macron claims his campaign is not the focus of the probe.
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Ethiopia’s young fashion designers are adding modern touches to traditional clothing designs. Hana Bekana formed her design company, Oroliyana design for the exact purposes and her works are already attracting fashion lovers in her country.
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The armies of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi said they have dislodged the Burundian rebels from the town of Nabombi. Meanwhile, a cease-fire between with a separate rebel group, M23, appears to be holding.
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After studying in abroad in the US, Allen Kendunga decided to return home to Rwanda to help tackle the issue of unemployment. She founded a company called Talent Match, which works toward closing the country's skills gap by offering career guidance for students.