More than a fourth of Nepal's population has no access to electricity. Many villages use hydropower plants to generate energy. NGOs and the government support the projects. The goal is to provide remote areas with sustainable energy.
Villages in Nepal's rural mountain regions are finally getting electricity access thanks to mini hydro plants designed to provide clean energy and improve livelihoods.
Nepal is distancing itself more and more from its powerful neighbor India and turning to China. But more dependence on Beijing could entail certain risks for the developing country, says DW’s Frank Sieren.
She is an IT pioneer, entrepreneur, women's rights activist: In Berlin, Kenyan Juliana Rotich was honored by German Chancellor Angela Merkel with this year's German Africa Prize.
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