In rural areas of Burkina Faso often as much as 95 percent of the population are without access to electricity. Two brothers have joined forces to produce solar-powered lamps on an industrial scale.
Just over half of electricity used in Germany was created by renewable energy sources at the start of 2020. But some wind and solar advocates warn investment is needed for that to remain the case.
This week on Eco Africa we see how a program is giving the younger generation in South Africa their environmental voice and visit locals along the Senegal River who are turning typha into thatched roofs and cooking fuel.
The 15 kilometer (9.3 mile) wide Great Green Wall project stretches over 7,775 km from Senegal on the Atlantic to Eritrea on the Red Sea. The aim was to curb the Sahara Desert's spread. But major challenges remain.
This week on Eco Africa we visit a startup combating Senegal's slash and burn farming traditions, see how to turn scrap metal into art in Kenya and look into the possibilities of using hydrogen to fuel the world.
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