Many in East Africa do not have access to electricity. But one company in Kenya is on the case with its cheap, easy-to-use biogas system that harvests the power of organic waste and dung.
Two-thirds of the total population in Africa still has no access to electricity. Thanks to plunging prices of solar panels and LED-lights, dozens of startups are now offering affordable solar systems for people's home systems, or solar mini grids for communities that don't have access to the national grid. That also boosts people's economic opportunities.
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Feminism, political inclusion and sexuality were all buzz topics this year. But are African women making full use of online spaces? DW speaks to three digital natives.
African masks have a history almost as long as the continent to which they belong, but an artist in Ghana has given them a whole new twist by making them out of waste. Meet the inimitable Ed Franklin Gavua.
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Recycling, ditching meat and switching to a bicycle — changes we should be making to protect the environment. And yet, it all seems so difficult. What's holding us back? And how can we make significant changes?
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