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1. Dwaniro Dairy Farmers Cooperative Society Limited Manager at the cooperative premises in Kiboga-Central Uganda.
The dairy sector currently represents 6.5 percent of the country’s agricultural gross domestic product and dairy production is reported by the Dairy Development Authority of Uganda (DDA) to be a major activity in the cattle corridor, a stretch of rangeland covering more than a third of the country.
In rural fishing communities in Nigeria, lack of access to grid electricity forces fishers to rely on traditional methods of storage for their catch, like sun-drying, salting and smoking.
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What comes to mind when you think of visiting a school for kids with a wide range of mental disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, downs drome among other conditions? If you consider yourself to be “mentally normal” like myself, then you expect finding kids who are sad and gloomy, shy and timid, hopeless and desperate.
Around 600 million people in Africa still lack access to electricity. Despite recent progress, electrification efforts face new headwinds since the Covid-19 pandemic, with a growing debt crisis, poor utility financial health, and increased affordability challenges.
Of the money allocated for electricity infrastructure in South Africa’s Just Energy Transition, almost none is allocated to actually building electricity infrastructure, whether that be new renewable generation capacity or expanded grid infrastructure, the writers say. (Photos, from left: Felix Dlangamandla, Mark Andrews)
We take a closer look at the Just Energy Transition grants register and some of the key trends, to determine who the money has gone to, when it was disbursed and what it was spent on.
Lokoja, Kogi, Nigeria (© Mathias Martins on Unsplash)
In the sweltering heat of Nigeria, where temperatures soar above 36 degrees Celsius, the oppressive reality of epileptic power supply casts a dark shadow over daily life. As citizens endure the unbearable heat and frequent blackouts, the quest for reliable electricity becomes a desperate plea for relief.
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Western philanthropies, including foundations, funds, and others, spend billions of dollars annually to help countries adapt to climate change by investing in clean energy. However, compared to the funds dedicated to projects in poor countries in the world, the disparities are so huge that one gets a sense of an apartheid-like culture.
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Like many parts of Africa, motorcycles are the most popular form of transportation among Rwanda’s 13.3 million people. Whether they’re commuting to work or school, transporting jugs of water from the local taps or just running everyday errands, people on “motos” can be found zipping up and down most busy streets in the East African nation.
Many bakeries are unaware of the extent of deforestation linked to their ovens: image courtesy of Hassana Sulaiman Salisu and Professor Tanimu Abubakar Salisu
Bakeries in Nigeria which use traditional open ovens fuelled by hardwood cut from local forests are contributing to rapid deforestation and climate change, according to a study from academics working in Nigeria and from the University of York and UCL.


Dr. Harald Schützeichel

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