Two African projects are among only seven around the world in 2009 to have won acclaim from the UK-based Ashden Awards, an internationally recognised gauge of excellence in the field of sustainable energy.
Construction on the long-awaited Botswana International University of Science and Technology has begun, and hopes are high that the institution, when complete, will be the educational pride of the country.
A tiny creature is proving effective in chasing away earth’s biggest mammal – fences strung with beehives in Kenya form a barrier that African elephants are scared to cross, keeping them out of croplands.
In areas with high HIV prevalence and men more recalcitrant in their own condom department, the Femidom is becoming highly desirable. In fact, in Africa the female condom’s “squeak” has become a novelty, writes Bridget Hilton-Barber.
Camel farming could be an option for some 20-million to 35-million people living on semi-arid land in Africa, who will soon be unable to grow crops because of climate change, says the co-author of a new study.