Over the next five years Kenya will double its geothermal capacity in a move that could reduce electricity prices by 30 percent and make it Africa's biggest geothermal producer.
DW's Asumpta Lattus spoke to Brian T. Neubert, the director of the US State Department's Johannesburg-based Africa Regional Media Hub, about the state of US-Africa relations.
How would you survive in times of drought? In Kenya, a group of Masai living on the side of a volcano have found out how to extract water from the volcanic steam, but now the state wants to use this for geothermal energy.
Power shortages are stalling African development. Private sector green power providers say renewables could close the energy gap – but better market conditions are essential.
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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After a decades-long ban on harmful ozone-depleting chemicals, the ozone layer is finally healing. Could this be a model for tackling other environmental problems like climate change?
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Air pollution in the Indian capital has hit hazardous levels after a night of revelry to celebrate the festival of Diwali. Despite a ruling to limit the use of firecrackers, most celebrations went ahead as normal.
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