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    Solar minibuses for Africa? Data seen as key to green transport switch

    As emissions from African transport surge, governments need to find ways to encourage a shift to cleaner, healthier electric vehicles...

    By Megan Rowling 3 days ago

    Why renewable energy won't end energy poverty in Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe is one of the African countries that hopes renewable energy technologies will help to address their energy problems...

    By Ellen Fungisai Chipango 30 Apr 2021

    Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisation

    Africa recorded remarkable economic growth in the first 15 years of the 21st century, largely because of positive trends in the export of primary commodities...

    By Cristina Duarte 16 Mar 2021

    DRC to host inaugural Smart City Conference, Open Innovation Challenge

    Spearheaded by Congo Bulaya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will host its virtual Smart City Conference from 16 to 18 April this year...

    15 Mar 2021

    How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change

    Our cities, designed for one set of climatic ranges, are increasingly "out of place" as average temperatures rise. The days above 40°C and nights above 30°C are...

    By Cameron Tonkinwise and Abby Mellick Lopes 24 Feb 2021

    Registration for Elon Musk's $100m carbon capture competition opens April

    Founder of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk has launched the XPrize Carbon Removal competition which aims to create...

    17 Feb 2021

    Bendable concrete and other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissions

    One of the big contributors to climate change is right beneath your feet, and transforming it could be a powerful solution for keeping greenhouse gases...

    By Lucca Henrion, Duo Zhang, Victor C. Li, Volker Sick 17 Feb 2021

    Kenya's Nzambi Matee recycles plastic to make bricks stronger than concrete

    Nairobi-based startup company Gjenge Makers uses recycled plastic with sand to make lightweight and low-cost bricks that are stronger than concrete...

    16 Feb 2021

    Winners of Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge announced

    Launched in September 2020, the winners in the Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge have been announced...

    15 Feb 2021

    Mega co-located trade show set for Joburg in November

    Analytica Lab Africa, Ifat Africa and Food & Drink Technology Africa have been rescheduled to November 2021...

    10 Feb 2021

    Ghana's unstable building problem is about more than lax regulation

    Collapsed buildings are worryingly common in several large African cities. One study counted 54 building collapse deaths...

    By Festival Godwin Boateng 25 Jan 2021

    Green buildings can bring fresh air to design, but they can also bring pests

    Throughout the world, architects are designing green buildings, whether it's in their sustainable construction, environmentally friendly operation or actually green by style...

    By Norman Day 4 Jan 2021

    AfDB approves funding for mini-grid advancement in Africa

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) earlier this month approved a $7m grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) for technical assistance in setting up the Africa Mini-Grid Market Acceleration Programme...

    31 Dec 2020

    Grid or solar: looking for the best energy solution for the rural poor

    South Asia has made tremendous progress in connecting rural areas to the electricity grid but the number of people in Africa without access has scarcely changed since 2010...

    By Jörg Peters and Maximiliane Sievert 30 Dec 2020



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