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26 07 2021 | 00:10

Sexual harassment is rife in many African media workplaces

Survivors of sexual violence around the world have begun to speak out more in recent years. This has happened partly due to the #MeToo movement, which began in 2006 in the US and gained momentum…

23 07 2021 | 10:44

Ethiopia says second filling of Renaissance Dam complete

Latest phase a milestone in controversial Blue Nile hydropower project long opposed by downriver countries Egypt and Sudan. Ethiopia has completed the filling of a massive, controversial dam on the…

17 07 2021 | 13:07

Climate change: 'No more excuses' at COP26 climate summit - poor nations

More than 100 developing countries have set out their key negotiating demands ahead of the COP26 climate meeting in Glasgow. These include funding for poorer nations to fight and adapt to climate…

17 07 2021 | 11:32

BlackRock raises $250m for climate projects in developing countries.

The world's largest investor BlackRock has secured more than $250m from global investors and governments to support clean energy uptake and climate infrastructure across countries in Asia, Latin…

13 07 2021 | 13:00

Chinese Bank Walks Away from $3-Bilion Zimbabwe Coal Project

China’s biggest bank is stepping away from a plan to invest US$3 billion in the 2,800-megawatt Sengwa coal project in northern Zimbabwe, according to an email the bank sent to climate campaign groups…

05 07 2021 | 10:26

Eskom Needs $10 Billion to Repurpose Most Coal Plants by 2050

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., South Africa’s state power utility, needs $10 billion to shut most of its coal-fired plants by 2050, a company official said. The utility is in talks with development…

25 06 2021 | 10:50

How palm oil became the world’s most hated, most used fat source.

Palm oil is everywhere today: in food, soap, lipstick, even newspaper ink. It’s been called the world’s most hated crop because of its association with deforestation in Southeast Asia.

25 06 2021 | 10:33

BP Gas Project Threatens Unique African Biodiversity Hotspot.

A BP fossil-fuel project could threaten a unique biodiversity hotspot and worsen the climate crisis, a new investigation from Unearthed and 

24 06 2021 | 11:07

Gabon is first African country paid to protect its rainforest.

Gabon has become the first African country to receive payment for reducing carbon emissions by protecting its rainforest. The UN-backed Central African Forest Initiative (Cafi) has handed over $17m…

22 06 2021 | 09:57

DRC copper holds key to greening global economy, says mining magnate

Robert Friedland says country has the best deposits of the metal, used in everything from electric cars to solar panels. An African nation emerging from decades of conflict and corruption holds the…

22 06 2021 | 08:47

Where mining meets rainforest: the battle for Tasmania’s Tarkine.

Campaigners say plans for a new tailings dam threatens wilderness that should be declared a heritage area. Four days before the Morrison government was due to decide the future of a mining…

21 06 2021 | 09:24

Solar keeps the lights on for rural Kenyans during pandemic blackouts.

As the pandemic and extreme weather disrupt electricity supplies for Kenyans, alternative energy sources like solar power are providing sustainable options. One in four Kenyans - mostly in rural…

18 06 2021 | 12:42

GREENPEACE AFRICA: West African oceans are being plundered for dietary supplements, cosmetics and pet food.

A new Greenpeace report exposes how more than half a million tonnes of small pelagic fish are extracted every year along the coast of West Africa.

18 06 2021 | 11:37

Malawi's landscape is clogged with plastic waste that could linger for 100 years. One woman has taken on plastic companies and won

For more than five years, Gloria Majiga-Kamoto, a 30-year-old Malawian environmental activist, has waged a David v Goliath battle against some of the country's largest plastic manufacturers to bring…

17 06 2021 | 11:34

Large Methane Leak Detected Over South Africa Coal Mining Region.

The nation uses the dirtiest fossil fuel to generate more than 80% of its power. A cloud of methane was detected by satellite near coal mines in South Africa, drawing attention to a lesser-known…

16 06 2021 | 09:36

Kenya's Thandiwe Muriu: Standing out in camouflage.

Photographer Thandiwe Muriu wants her models to both blend in and stand out at the same time. The images in her Camo - short for camouflage - series create an optical illusion where the person in…

15 06 2021 | 14:52

Ramaphosa Cuts Red Tape to Ease Blackouts Hobbling South Africa

South Africa’s government will allow private investors to build their own power plants with up to 100 megawatts of generating capacity without requiring a license, in a bid to address the nation’s…

15 06 2021 | 12:16

Where is Sub-Saharan Africa in the race to net-zero?

African governments face more immediately pressing economic needs than zero emissions. But meeting those needs and growing the continent’s economies will depend on their energy systems evolving,…

14 06 2021 | 09:32

‘On a rampage’: the African women fighting to end FGM.

Female genital mutilation has revived under Covid but activists are pushing hard to save girls at risk. It was when the phone started ringing with calls from worried mothers in Somalia that Ifrah…

14 06 2021 | 09:11

Kenya Looks to Maintain Zero Rhino Poaching Record.

Kenya's Wildlife Service says that for the first time in 21 years, not a single rhinoceros was poached in the country’s national parks in 2020. To maintain the progress, it is conducting the first…