A German startup is converting containers into portable power stations – which can provide clean, cheap electricity for a whole village. Communities in Mali and Niger are already benefitting — Somaliland could be next.
On this week's eco@africa, we start to see the light in rural Somaliland, save the mangrove while searching for oysters in Gambia and follow the trash police in Belgium. Check out the latest show for this and more.
Voters in Somalia's semi autonomous state of Somaliland went to the polls on Monday in a presidential election. The state has been seeking international recognition for 26 years without success.
Somaliland broke away from Somalia 25 years ago. But to date, no country recognizes it as an independent nation. It's battling with poverty, but it is still better off than neighboring Somalia.
Nearly every woman in Somaliland was subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as a child. Usually, a razor blade was applied to them without an anesthetic. Campaigners want the practice stopped.
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