South Africa, United Nations

El Niño puts more than 26 million children at risk in Eastern and Southern Africa – UNICEF

AfricaRenewal UN NEWS – One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded has placed the lives of 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in ten countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported. “Children face protection risks as families and communities move in search… Continue reading El Niño puts more than 26 million children at risk in Eastern and Southern Africa – UNICEF

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Africa, Economy, Renewable energy

Businesses have seen the light with solar energy and it’s finally paying off

A visit to a small hospital in northern Ghana changed Mahama Nyankamawu’s life forever. “It was dark, they had no electricity and the medicines they had had all gone bad,” recalled the 40-year-old, who went to the hospital after a car accident in 2014. The experience inspired Nyankamawu to create Volta, a company that builds solar… Continue reading Businesses have seen the light with solar energy and it’s finally paying off