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.