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Beyond light, solar startup seeks to plugin rural homes in Africa

By Kieran Guilbert| 04-10-2017

Access to off-grid solar energy in rural areas of Africa goes beyond lighting up homes, it also enables people to connect to the wider world and boosts their economic prospects, said the head of one of the continent’s biggest solar companies. Azuri Technologies’ entry level solar system – for which customers pay a one-off installation … Continue reading “Beyond light, solar startup seeks to plugin rural homes in Africa”


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Governments must recognise wastewater as resource – U.N.

By Magdalena Mis| 03-22-2017

Wastewater from households, industries and agriculture should not be seen as a problem but a valuable resource which could help meet the demands for water, energy and nutrients from a growing global population, a U.N. water expert said. Globally, more than 80 percent of wastewater is released into rivers and lakes without treatment with a … Continue reading “Governments must recognise wastewater as resource – U.N.”


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Aid workers in famine-hit South Sudan should not pay $10,000 to help, says UN

By Daniel Wesangula| 03-14-2017

Aid workers in South Sudan should be exempt from a 100-fold hike in work permit fees so they can respond to famine in the country, the United Nations said as humanitarian agencies struggle to reach those in need amid fighting and looting. The world’s youngest nation, which relies on international aid to feed a third … Continue reading “Aid workers in famine-hit South Sudan should not pay $10,000 to help, says UN”


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Death toll in Ethiopian garbage dump land-slide rises to 65

By Aaron Maasho| 

Parents scrabbled through a towering pile of fetid garbage on Monday, screaming the names of children buried when a mountain of trash collapsed on makeshift homes and killed at least 65 people. “My babies, my babies, my little daughter,” cried one man wandering through the garbage dump in the Ethiopian capital, tears streaming down his … Continue reading “Death toll in Ethiopian garbage dump land-slide rises to 65”


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Farmers in Sahel learn ways to avoid drought disaster

By Nellie Peyton| 03-09-2017

Seydou Walaga, a grey-haired farmer in western Niger, lifts the hatch of his grain silo, a round hut made of sticks and straw, to reveal piles of sorghum and millet. The crops were harvested nearly seven months ago, the longest a season’s yield has ever lasted him in the drought-prone region of West Africa’s Sahel, … Continue reading “Farmers in Sahel learn ways to avoid drought disaster”


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Liberia investigates death of celebrated Ebola fighter amid stigma fears

By Kieran Guilbert| 03-02-2017

The death from childbirth of a woman named Time magazine “Person of the Year” in 2014 for her work fighting Ebola in Liberia is being investigated after reports that health workers were afraid to treat her, the country’s health ministry said on Wednesday. Ebola survivor Salomé Karwah died last week four days after suffering complications … Continue reading “Liberia investigates death of celebrated Ebola fighter amid stigma fears”


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Nigeria’s President in need of further rest as his deputy launches action plan

By Felix Onuah| 02-22-2017

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari needs further rest in Britain following medical tests but there is no need to worry about him, his spokesman said on Tuesday, as his deputy launched a 60-day plan to improve the recession-mired economy. Buhari, 74, went to London a month ago for medical tests for an unspecified illness, putting Vice … Continue reading “Nigeria’s President in need of further rest as his deputy launches action plan”


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UN says 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death in famines

By Tom Miles| 

Nearly 1.4 million children are at “imminent risk” of death in famines in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Tuesday. People are already starving to death in all four countries, and the World Food Programme says more than 20 million lives are at risk in the next six … Continue reading “UN says 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death in famines”


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