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28 11 2021 | 08:30

Cameroonian Fishermen Harvest Invasive Aquatic Fern to Create Energy Source

DIZANGUÉ, CAMEROON —  Cameroon's largest lake, Lake Ossa, has been invaded by Salvinia molesta, an aquatic fern native to Brazil that hinders navigation, makes fishing impossible and blocks water…

28 11 2021 | 08:05

Blowing the house down: life on the frontline of extreme weather in the Gambia

A storm took the roof off Binta Bah’s house before torrential rain destroyed her family’s belongings, as poverty combines with the climate crisis to wreak havoc on Africa’s smallest mainland country…

28 11 2021 | 07:02

Climate, energy and the African dilemma

Can leaders balance Africa’s potential as a global green giant with its significant dependency on fossil fuels?

25 11 2021 | 16:10

Green Hydrogen: Research and Development Advances in Africa

According to many experts, hydrogen could revolutionize the world's energy sector. In a global race to develop this new market, African countries are trying to position themselves. Hydrogen could…

18 11 2021 | 14:11

South African government sued over plan to build new coal plants

South Africa’s energy regulator and energy minister have been sued by environmental activists over national plans to allow the construction of new coal-fired power plants.  “New coal-fired power…

17 11 2021 | 18:35

Stop talking, start acting, says Africa’s first extreme heat official

Rising temperatures are already killing people in Sierra Leone’s Freetown, says Eugenia Kargbo, who is planning how best to protect the hundreds of thousands living in informal settlements. When she…

16 11 2021 | 11:47

Gold Mining in Burkina Faso Becomes Increasingly Dangerous

  BOUSSÉ —  Terror attacks on gold mining operations in Burkina Faso are becoming a regular occurrence. For VOA, reporter Henry Wilkins looks at the impact the attacks are having on the lives of…

16 11 2021 | 11:39

Green Business College Tackles South Africa’s Hunger, Unemployment

JOHANNESBURG — Like many nations hit by COVID-19, South Africa has seen rising unemployment and hunger since the onset of the pandemic. One school - the Green Business College - is tackling those…

16 11 2021 | 11:36

Rwanda goes electric with locally made motorbikes

For 12 years Didier Ndabahariye has been ferrying passengers around the streets of Kigali - one of the thousands of motorbike taxi drivers, known locally as motos. Recently, he switched his usual…

16 11 2021 | 11:31

A wealth of sorrow: why Nigeria’s abundant oil reserves are really a curse

It is known as the resource curse: assets that should bring wealth and stability but instead lead to corruption and poverty. And for Nigeria, oil is the culprit In Nigeria, oil has been more of a…

16 11 2021 | 11:26

[PODCAST] Friends Or Foes ESG & The Mining Sector

Many mining and minerals businesses are already taking active steps on their ESG agenda; identifying their priorities and measuring their performance. But the real benefits come when you move beyond…

14 11 2021 | 09:12

‘We run from men only to meet crocodiles’: Kenya’s drought is deadly for women

As poverty and lost livelihoods fuel threats in the home, those who have found refuge still risk their lives walking miles in search of water.

14 11 2021 | 08:40

Nigeria is oil rich and energy poor. It can't wait around for cheaper batteries

Should Nigeria's natural riches remain in the ground?

09 11 2021 | 13:19

Hit $100bn target or poor countries face climate disaster, the Gambia tells Cop26

West African nation’s environment minister says richer countries must finally honour funding commitment made at Cop15 in 2009 Rich countries must hit their $100bn climate finance target in the last…

04 11 2021 | 15:11

New report tracks emergence of Egypt as African tech startup powerhouse

Substantial increases in startup activity and a massive inflow of capital has seen the Egyptian startup ecosystem establish itself as one of Africa’s “big four” within a relatively short period of…

04 11 2021 | 14:18

US, UK and EU will help fund South Africa's coal phaseout, offering a model for the developing world

Johannesburg, South Africa (CNN)The US, UK, France, Germany and European Union will help fund South Africa's transition away from coal, in a multilateral effort that could serve as a model for other…

04 11 2021 | 14:17

‘It will save the world’: Put Africa at heart of climate fightback, Cop26 told

Event co-staged by The Independent hears that protecting the continent’s carbon-rich landscapes is vital The battle against climate change can only be won if Africa’s carbon-rich landscapes are…

03 11 2021 | 14:12

New partnerships for Africa & SIDS put climate equity, resilience and nature at the top of COP’s climate action agenda

Today, as delegates gather in Glasgow for the second day of COP26, real economy leaders join Heads of State on stage at the city’s SEC centre to launch new partnerships that will catalyze finance and…

02 11 2021 | 11:51

Nigeria becomes first African nation to roll out digital currency

Nigeria’s central bank earlier in February outlawed banks and financial institutions from transacting or operating in cryptocurrencies, saying they posed a threat to the financial system. The…

28 10 2021 | 07:50

Green Gold: the Billion Dollar Question for the Congo Rainforest

On the brink of an unprecedented environmental emergency, EU ambassadors to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) gathered earlier this month for a luxury river cruise hosted by the country’s…