Solar Power Transforms Remote Togolese Village

Solar Power Transforms Remote Togolese Village

Reading Time: < 1 minute REUTERS Abla Ogodo used to walk 10 kilometers to fetch water for her family. Now that a new well in her village runs on solar…

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Ethiopia Allows Refugees to Work

Ethiopia Allows Refugees to Work

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ethiopia has passed a law giving almost 1 million refugees the right to work and live outside of camps, in a move praised for providing…

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Rwanda Gets Methane From ‘Killer Lake’

Rwanda Gets Methane From ‘Killer Lake’

Reading Time: < 1 minute REUTERS Rwanda has signed a $400 million deal to produce bottled gas from Lake Kivu, which emits such dense clouds of methane it is known…

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Ivoirian Painter Gives New Life to Electronic Waste

Ivoirian Painter Gives New Life to Electronic Waste

Reading Time: < 1 minute Story and photo by REUTERS Desire Koffi often walks through Koumassi, a working class district of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to buy old mobile phones from…

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'Nigerian Mona Lisa' Finds Its Way Home

‘Nigerian Mona Lisa’ Finds Its Way Home

Reading Time: 2 minutes REUTERS The“Nigerian Mona Lisa,” a painting lost for more than 40 years and found in a London apartment in 2018, has been exhibited in Nigeria…

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Egypt, Sudan Join Forces to Secure Border

Egypt, Sudan Join Forces to Secure Border

Reading Time: < 1 minute REUTERS Egypt and Sudan, two countries facing cross-border threats from militias operating in Libya, have agreed to set up joint military patrols along their border….

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Morocco Unveils Fastest Train on the Continent

Morocco Unveils Fastest Train on the Continent

Reading Time: < 1 minute REUTERS Morocco has inaugurated Africa’s fastest train, which promises to cut in half the traveling times between the commercial and industrial hubs of Casablanca and…

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Imported Dairy Cows Jump-Start Mogadishu’s Milk Industry

Imported Dairy Cows Jump-Start Mogadishu’s Milk Industry

Reading Time: 2 minutes REUTERS Photo by Reuters Four Somali brothers have imported dozens of Holstein Friesian cows, the world’s top milk-producing breed, hoping they can build up the…

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Côte d’Ivoire Will Use Cocoa Waste for Power

Côte d’Ivoire Will Use Cocoa Waste for Power

Reading Time: < 1 minute REUTERS Photo by AFP/GETTY IMAGES Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s top cocoa producer, plans to build a 60- to 70-megawatt biomass power generation plant running on waste…

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Nigeria Building World’s Largest Refinery

Nigeria Building World’s Largest Refinery

Reading Time: < 1 minute REUTERS Photo by REUTERS Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has arranged more than $4.5 billion in financing for his Nigerian oil refinery project and aims to…

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