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.
The extremist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for a pair of attacks in Somalia. In one, a manager of a Dubai-based ports company was shot in the head. In Mogadishu, a car bomb went off in a marketplace.
As Somalia welcomed the leader of neighboring Eritrea amid a warming of ties in the Horn of Africa, DW's Daniel Pelz spoke to former UN envoy to Somalia, Michael Keating, about the outlook for the war-torn nation.
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.
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