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COMMENT Africa faces an energy crisis, with a 2019 report estimating that 44% of its 1.35-billion population does not have access to electricity.  This is concerning, especially when one considers that alternative energy sources, such as solar energy, which could be a viable solution for the continent, started gaining global mainstream popularity since 2005.  Despite...
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More than 50 women have accused Ebola aid workers from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and leading nongovernmental organisations of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an investigation by the nonprofit news agency The New Humanitarian and the Thomson Reuters Foundation has revealed. In interviews, 51 women — many of whose...
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The water level in Kenya’s Rift Valley lakes is rising to record levels, threatening the area’s ecosystems and spilling over into farmland, displacing thousands of people.  Lakes Baringo, Bogoria, Nakuru, Elementaita, Naivasha, Turkana, Logipi and Solai are submerging schools, homes, hospitals and roads in Baringo County. In Nakuru County, Lake Oloiden and Lake Naivasha have...
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The South Sudan central bank announced last month that the country had nearly run out of foreign cash reserves.  Daniel Kech Pouch, the second deputy governor at the Bank of South Sudan, told reporters in Juba that there is nothing the central bank can do to stop the South Sudanese pound from depreciating further against...
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