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.
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.
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.
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.
The Qatar-Gulf crisis is now affecting Africa after Saudi Arabia called on a number of countries, including Somalia, to join its boycott of Qatar. However, not every country is prepared to obey orders from Riyadh.
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