Africa News

India 2011 - The Poverty Line
An average human adult makes an average of 35,000 decisions a day. For those at the bottom of the pyramid, these decisions are a matter of life and death. Eco-Business speaks to Lin Huiyi, the economist-artist behind the award-winning The Poverty Line project, about what survival means to people living on the bare minimum.
Woman street vendor selling water
New report warns that millions more people displaced by climate change will be exposed to trafficking and slavery in the coming decades, and calls for policies to protect them.
STS-50 Ship
Onshore owners of global fishing vessels have benefited from the illegal activities their crews practice, yet remain largely untouched by law enforcement.
Nurse administering vaccine
Developing-nation delegates to the key UN climate conference in Scotland have been promised access to a Covid-19 vaccine, but with only two months to go, time is running short
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Africa Opinion

South Africa Covid-19 vaccine protest
The author argues that disparities in vaccine access are not an accident of fate, but a result of wealthy countries keeping vaccine supplies within their own borders and pharmaceutical companies looking to increase their profits.
orang utan in borneo
Giving wild apes digital wallets linked to their identities would mean that they will be able to 'spend money' on their own protection. This could increase their chances of survival.
Climate change-induced drought in Mongolia
One-size-fits-all policies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions will not work. Unless developed countries recognise the challenges confronting developing and emerging economies and take appropriate steps to help them achieve net-zero emissions, we will all be worse off.
Solar panels, Nepal, energy access
Fostering local innovation and equipping local service providers with the tools to deliver solutions that meet people’s needs can create sustainable development impact at scale.
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Africa Videos

Jane Goodall Good for All News
Dr Jane Goodall, known for her pioneering study of chimpanzees nearly 60 years ago in Tanzania, continues her work to conserve nature in Africa by joining an expedition to protect the continent’s highest peak.
A freezer running on electricity generated by an off-grid solar system
Sponsored In line with the Sustainable Development Goals' aim to eradicate poverty, a Japanese multinational electronics firm is providing power supply stations, solar storage and products to countries with little or no access to electricity.
Solar Cow 2
Yolk Station, a South Korean solar energy company, has installed a renewable energy solution in a remote Kenyan town that can also tackle the problem of child labour.
drinking water boy india
Particularly for women, access to clean water creates education and economic opportunities.
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Africa Podcasts

Green School students visit a school in Bali, Indonesia
Most schools only teach the science of climate change. Green School gives the skills needed to live in a warming world. Eco-Business asked Green School's Leslie Medema how to be real with children about climate change without scaring them.
Indigenous community, Amazon
The clean energy sector’s poor human rights performance places its legitimacy at risk. Jessie Cato of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre sheds light on how the industry can avoid labour abuse, land grabs and other violations.
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