What Senegal Needs to Do to Close Its Energy Gap By 2030

[The Conversation Africa] Affordable and clean energy is the foundation for many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Modern energy, like electricity and liquified petroleum gas, is a vital need for industries and households. But more t…

[The Conversation Africa] Affordable and clean energy is the foundation for many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Modern energy, like electricity and liquified petroleum gas, is a vital need for industries and households. But more than 40% of residents of the world's least developed countries don't have access to electricity. In developed countries that figure is only 10%.

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal

Do Global Actors Have What It Takes to Help Burundi?

[ISS] Since Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would run for a third term in early 2015, political instability across the country has tested the limits of global conflict prevention responses. This instability has included a failed coup d’état, violent clashes between government and opposition forces, increasing suppression of the media and civil society, as well as targeted assassinations.

[ISS] Since Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would run for a third term in early 2015, political instability across the country has tested the limits of global conflict prevention responses. This instability has included a failed coup d'état, violent clashes between government and opposition forces, increasing suppression of the media and civil society, as well as targeted assassinations.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Chief Justice’s Silence On Age Limit Debacle Is Disappointing

[Monitor] Age limit. Justice Forum party president Asuman Basalirwa was one of the Opposition leaders who campaigned against the lifting of the age limit from the Constitution. One of the arguments proponents of the constitution amendment Bill (now Act…

[Monitor] Age limit. Justice Forum party president Asuman Basalirwa was one of the Opposition leaders who campaigned against the lifting of the age limit from the Constitution. One of the arguments proponents of the constitution amendment Bill (now Act) raised was that the Supreme Court had in the 2016 Amama Mbabazi election petition ordered government to carry out reforms and it was on the basis of that directive that they moved the Bill. Ivan Okuda talks to Mr Basalirwa who was one of Mr Mbabazi's lawyers in that

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

How I Sold Green Houseflies to a Butcher

[Monitor] They say desperate times call for desperate measures. And Waigulo was not going to sit on his hands and sulk as his butchery runs out of business because of formalin fuss. He had to do something and the first idea was his best bet.

[Monitor] They say desperate times call for desperate measures. And Waigulo was not going to sit on his hands and sulk as his butchery runs out of business because of formalin fuss. He had to do something and the first idea was his best bet.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Nigeria’s Nigcomsat to Get Two More Satellites Costing U.S.$550 Million – Government Continues to Bet Against a Losing Position

[Balancing Act] London -Two of Africa’s largest oil economies – Angola and Nigeria – have bought themselves satellites. No-one can really explain what they will do and how they will make money from them. Russell Southwood chews over Nigeria’s eccentric…

[Balancing Act] London -Two of Africa's largest oil economies - Angola and Nigeria - have bought themselves satellites. No-one can really explain what they will do and how they will make money from them. Russell Southwood chews over Nigeria's eccentric decision to get two more satellites for the failing Nigcomsat.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Cholera Threatens Congo’s Capital As Hundreds Die From Lack of Treatment

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Democratic Republic of Congo is racing to contain a cholera outbreak that has swept through villages ravaged by conflict and is now spreading quickly in the overcrowded capital, officials and health workers said on T…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Democratic Republic of Congo is racing to contain a cholera outbreak that has swept through villages ravaged by conflict and is now spreading quickly in the overcrowded capital, officials and health workers said on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

How Partnerships Are Helping Cleft Lip and Palate Surgeries in Kenya

[The Conversation Africa] About 6% of all children worldwide are born with a birth defect. More than 300 000 babies with birth defects die annually within a month of being born.

[The Conversation Africa] About 6% of all children worldwide are born with a birth defect. More than 300 000 babies with birth defects die annually within a month of being born.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

In the World’s Most Neglected Humanitarian Crisis, the Stigma of Rape Is Ruining Women’s Lives

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] It’s a quiet morning at a village health centre in Kasai. Outside the window, the grass is long and a brilliant shade of green. Recent rains have been generous to this region in the south of the Democratic Republic of Congo…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] It's a quiet morning at a village health centre in Kasai. Outside the window, the grass is long and a brilliant shade of green. Recent rains have been generous to this region in the south of the Democratic Republic of Congo. To the unknowing visitor, it's as if nothing has happened here.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Texas Couple Sentenced to Jail for Enslaving Nigerian Woman

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -A U.S. couple will go to jail after holding a Nigerian woman captive as an unpaid maid and nanny for two years in a Houston, Texas suburb, restricting her movements and threatening her if she objected, authorities…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -A U.S. couple will go to jail after holding a Nigerian woman captive as an unpaid maid and nanny for two years in a Houston, Texas suburb, restricting her movements and threatening her if she objected, authorities said on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria