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Cameroon fights pollution by turning used plastic into jobs

Share the post “Cameroon fights pollution by turning used plastic into jobs” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Plastic waste has become a major problem in Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé clogging up drains and rivers and causing flooding in the city whenever it rains. Cameroon’s government has been trying to tackle the country’s plastic pollution troubles for years, but with little […]

Share the post “SA’s genetically modified maize: Here’s what you should know about it” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Between 70% and 80% of maize consumed in South Africa is genetically modified, and ours is the only country in the world whose staple is primarily GMO. So what? Three decades after its adoption, GM maize remains contentious. ANDREA TEAGLE […]

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Share the post “Young Cameroonian inventor wins prestigious award” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Arthur Zang, a young entrepreneur from Cameroon, was among this year’s winners of the prestigious Rolex Awards for Enterprise for inventing what is perhaps Africa’s first medical tablet. The awards are given every year by the Royal Society of London, one of the oldest academic […]

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Share the post “Technology: An Internet connection that blocks power cuts” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail BRCK, a portable Wi-Fi router and a backup power generator for the internet, is expected to alleviate problems that African Internet users face daily such as high communication costs and unreliable electricity. Ushahidi, a not-for-profit technology company based in Kenya, has invented a […]

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Share the post “Rwanda: Small solar units to help expand electricity access” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Rwanda is expanding the use of small solar units for remote households and schools to help meet a government target of increasing access to electricity to 70 percent of the nation by 2018 from just 22 percent now, officials said. Poor access […]

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Share the post “Eskom’s energy saving sarcasm” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail In the midst of a gripping electricity shortage, South Africa’s power utility appears at a loss on how to handle the crisis. The company’s utopian view of South African society, which is glaringly obvious in its media communications, comes at the expense of the very people it […]

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Share the post “Zimbabwe: With Chinese Cash, Zimbabwe to Boost Use of Fossil Fuels” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Harare — Zimbabwe’s efforts to ease a long-running energy crisis got a big boost this month with the signing of a billion dollar deal being touted as a long-term solution to light up the country and the economy. But the […]

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Share the post “Zimbabwe mobile operators to slash rates” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Zimbabwe’s mobile regulatory authority – the Postal and Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) – has ordered all three mobile network operators to slash voice tariffs to 15 cents per minute with effect from December, down from 23 cents per minute. A new pricing model, known […]

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Share the post “OPEC freezes oil output ceiling” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Vienna (AFP) – OPEC agreed on Wednesday to hold its crude production ceiling at 30 million barrels per day despite oversupply concerns and competition from cheaper shale oil. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, which pumps out about one third of the world’s oil, failed again […]

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Share the post “Ethiopia spearheads green energy in sub-Saharan Africa” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Ashegoda (Ethiopia) (AFP) – From the sky, the 84 glimmering white turbines at Ashegoda wind farm shoot up from the ground like massive spokes, standing out high amid vast expanses of yellow wheat. Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, mostly populated by cattle farmers who grow […]

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