Jonathan Wexler
34 minutes ago

I realize their is so much doomism now and defeatist when it comes to climate activism.

I am nonetheless creating a new activist platform with developers in Kenya and Nigeria etc. Super motivated guys.

Cancel doom and gloom?

Maybe not.

I find writers like Umair Haque on Medium extremely helpful in sketching out the problem.

I want to work on the solution.


#climatecrisis #climate #Africa #Canada #Montreal #Kenya #Nigeria

4 hours ago

Following months of prep to document #ViolentPractices of #Shell & #Total communities from #Uganda #Mozambique #NigerDelta & #SouthAfrica presented #PeoplesHealthTribunal w/cases showing breadth of #violences inflicted by Shell/Total; enabled by national governments, multilateral bodies & non-state actors. The verdict acknowledges accusations as listed here are a small sample of ongoing #atrocities in these areas & beyond.

#FossilFuels #EnvironmentalRacism #Africa #POC

5 hours ago

I just watched this interview with Anjan Sundaram, and he said something that struck me: "Many countries are looking back to their past before the West ruled them."

It ties in with what I wrote in my thesis. A part of the issue of conflict in #Africa is old identities trying to reassert themselves because of the failure of the new.

The legislative elections are the first since President Embalo dissolved parliament more than a year ago.
Guinea-Bissau opposition wins majority in parliamentary polls
Ukraine War Bulletins and News
6 hours ago ⚡️🇫🇷Ukraine's foreign minister calls African nations to support peace efforts in his country | Eye on Africa (FRANCE 24 English News VIDEO) #Ukraine #NATO #Press #Africa #News #Invasion #Russia #9yearsOfWarInUkraine #WantedDeadOrAlive

Steve Herman
7 hours ago

#Africa and the Global South must also have an opportunity to grow, says Biden, calling the #China #BRI a "dead-end confiscation program."

7 hours ago

#Cryptocurrencies #adoption #Africa #blockchain #Business World Mobile eyes African rollout after decentralized wireless field tests: Decentralized wireless (DeWi) network operator World Mobile said on June 8 it has completed field tests of its DeWi technology in Kenya, Mozambique, and Nigeria, bringing it closer to a full rollout across the African continent, the company said in the announcement.

World Mobile, which aims to offer affordable and reliable internet…

jbz :catjam:
8 hours ago

♻️ Throwaway Britain: what happens to our old tech? | @FinancialTimes

⎧Exporting fully working electronics is allowed, but many goods that exporters claim are functioning are not, and the importing countries’ waste streams, such as Ghana, Nigeria and Pakistan, often lack the capacity to recycle them. Workers in small-scale processing yards are exposed to harmful substances when burning the plastics to access copper and other metals⎭

#eWaste #Recycling #Africa #UK

#Crypto #AI #Africa #VC

Me: how’s X doing? It’s been a while. What did he do after the last company failed?

Investor: He’s fine. Took some time off then launched another startup.

Me: Ah, great! What do they do?

Investor: Dunno. I invested four pivots ago and can’t keep up.

Aid agency cites 'a widespread and coordinated campaign' to divert aid in Ethiopia, where 20 million people are in need.
USAID says it is halting all food aid to Ethiopia amid diversions

E' più semplice #finanziare con #soldi governi che vìolano il diritto umanitario invece che prendersi la responsabilità di denunciare apertamente i crimini di quei governi rischiando di perdere #accordi e #risorse‼️
La politica verso la ricca #Africa

13 hours ago

In 2015, African countries launched the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative, committing to restore 100 million hectares of degraded forests and landscapes by 2030.

Malawi, which has committed to restoring 4.5 million hectares by 2030, is seen to be making progress with a raft of frameworks formulated to support the initiative and more partners joining the cause

By Charles Mpaka

#News #Environment #Conservation #Africa #Forests

Human-induced warming has been increasing at a rate of 0.2 degrees Celsius per decade, scientists say in a new study.
Planet warming at ‘unprecedented rate’, study finds

“Flooded gate at Lake Nakuru”

Lake Nakuru joined in 2013 the list of other lakes in Rift Valley whose water levels have abnormally increased endangering the lives of residents and the ecosystems around the lake.

Some lakes are…


📅 27 February 2019

📸 Fujifilm X-T3 + Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R
🎞️ ISO 160, ƒ/1.2, 1/10000s

#Travel #TravelPhotography #Africa #Kenya #LakeNakuruNationalPark #Photography #PhotoOfTheDay #DailyPhoto #MastoArt

Flooded gate at Lake Nakuru

#TheConversationAfrica #Africa : Ghana’s informal mining harms health and the land – but reforms must work with people, not against them

South Africa is struggling to provide for its people and fulfil its longstanding commitments to its neighbours.
South Africa is failing, and it’s failing Zimbabwe, too
Dan David Prize
18 hours ago

"[History] is the foundation of who we are, how we navigate the world, how we see ourselves & really how we make decisions about very crucial things in our lives & in the lives of other people"

#2023DanDavidPrize winner Chao Tayiana Maina explains what history means for her 👇

#histodons #PublicHistory #digitalhumanities #Africa

The video begins with an animated anecdote describing Chao Tayiana Maina's "save the railway project" which aimed at recording memories of soon-to-be-demolished rail stations in Kenya. It then continues with a quote from Chao herself.
On World Ocean Day, Al Jazeera visualises what 10 million tonnes of plastic released into the ocean annually looks like.
How much plastic is in our oceans?
Ukraine War Bulletins and News
1 day ago
⚡️🇫🇷Ukraine FM asks for support from Africa, calls leaders to choose friends wisely | Eye on Africa (FRANCE 24 English News VIDEO) #Ukraine #NATO #Press #News #Africa #Invasion #Russia #9yearsOfWarInUkraine #WantedDeadOrAlive

1 day ago
Ethiopia says army stopped attackers before they could 'wreck havoc' in the border town of Dollo.
Ethiopia says it foiled al-Shabab attack near border with Somalia
Russia-Ukraine Daily News
1 day ago

🇺🇦 #Ukraine will open 10 new embassies in #Africa as it seeks to build agricultural and military relations in the continent.

Dani Danis
1 day ago

Check out A Is for Abuse: The Saga of For-Profit Schooling in Africa #ForProfitSchools #Africa #Deconstructed #Podcast #TheIntercept

Claudia Zahn
1 day ago

Dinner promenade at Angorogoro Crater, #Tanzania, #Africa.
The birds follow the elephant because the pressure created when the elephant steps force insects out of the ground and the birds eat them.
Photo: Braden Tucker
By #AnimalPhotography
#Nature #NatureLovers #Wildlife #NaturePhotography #Plant #Plants #Flower #Flowers #Photography #Photographer #Video #Science

DJM (open to jobs)
1 day ago

In West #Africa, the ideal solution cannot be based on Credit Cards, but should use #MobileMoney, but it's not that easy to implement due to many regulatory issues and barriers (not talking of countries like #Nigeria, where you can do anything you like until you get caught, but is not connected to the CFA Franc zone, that most #Fintech avoid like the plague).

DJM (open to jobs)
1 day ago

Been struggling with #monetization as a "French #creative" living in West #Africa for years, as most Western solutions are not available for countries on the continent, and there are no local solutions that work and I don't want to enter the "#Satoshi economy" that's developping, as I'm a clear #crypto skeptic.
I finally was able to legally open a Stripe account, and am experimenting with the new #Wordpress "earn" features and well, tried "Buy me a Coffee" too:

QRCode linking to my "buy me a Coffee" page
General Strike Now
1 day ago

“Few days to a declared indefinite general strike, the Nigeria Labour Congress has suspended the strike action yesterday following a meeting with ...

A Labour Party’s House of Representatives aspirant from the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency, Lagos State, Ayo Ademiluyi has stated that the Nigerian masses can no longer depend on the labour unions – the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congr…
Fuel Subsidy: Nigerians Can No Longer Rely On Labour Movements, NLC, TUC, After Such Betrayal – House Of Reps Aspirant, Ayo Ademiluyi | Sahara Reporters

Professor Marie Claire Yandju gives cassava a makeover to combat malnutrition and climate change.
Reinventing Cassava in DR Congo
Sacking of senior commanders and officers follows appointment of new defence minister and army chief.
Rwanda’s Kagame fires slew of military officials in big shake-up
“In Kenya, anybody can start a church.”
Kenyan Starvation Cult
JuneSim63 💚
2 days ago

The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) has added ten more radio-tagged cuckoos to their Cuckoo Tracking Project. For the first time, it includes four Cuachs (cuckoos in Gaelic) tagged in Ireland. You can donate or sponsor a cuckoo and get regular updates of where all the cuckoos are on their epic migrations to and from Africa.
#Cuckoos #BTO #England #Ireland #Africa #Ornithology #MigatoryBirds #Wildlife #Birds

The UN war crimes court deemed the 90-year-old genocide suspect 'no longer capable of meaningful participation'.
Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga declared ‘unfit’ to stand trial
2 days ago

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#usa #australia #canada #france #india #italy #luxembourg #sweden #iceland #brazil #thailand #indonesia #malaisia #colombia #panama #africa #lockbit #ransomware #threats #nformatique

Human Rights Watch accuses government-backed militias, officials of committing 'war crimes and crimes against humanity'.
Ethiopia rejects ‘ethnic cleansing’ accusation in western Tigray
A roundup of some of the most promising announcements at a meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
New trials show increased survival rates for a range of cancers
From co-driver to taking the wheel herself, rookie racer Queen drives her first race in Rwanda’s Mountain Gorilla Rally.
The Driver: Rwanda’s first female rally driver ‘Queen’
The site in the Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg contains remains of a small-brained distant relative of humans.
Scientists say world’s oldest-known burial site found in S Africa
Somalia needs urgent humanitarian aid and long-term climate financing to ensure the wellbeing of its children.
In Somalia, the rains have come but the crisis is far from over
The Kanuri people established themselves in the area between the 13th and 15th centuries.
Mystery of the desert: Lost cities of the Nigerien Sahara
Authorities say the number of people killed in clashes between police and opposition supporters has now risen to 15.
Death toll mounts as unrest flares in Senegal
The vote comes after President Umaro Sissoco Embalo dissolved parliament last year after falling out with MPs.
Guinea-Bissau holds legislative polls amid political deadlock
JuneSim63 💚
5 days ago

The #EU has effectively created a huge kidnap & detention industry from the Atlantic to the Red Sea, from the Mediterranean to the Sahel. Prisons, warehouses, even zoos, have been repurposed for the caging of migrants. A leaked EU internal memorandum in 2020 acknowledged that capturing migrants was now “a profitable business model”.
Now the Tory government wants to follow suit.

Kenan Malik on the disastrous effects of fortress Europe on #Africa.
#Refugees #AsylumSeekers

Announcement comes a week after al-Shabab fighters stormed a base housing African Union peacekeepers in Somalia.
Al-Shabab killed 54 Ugandan soldiers in Somalia, says Museveni
dinet 🕷️🦂🐍
5 days ago

Happy Yorùbá New Year 10,065!


Group of emerging economies calls for rebalancing of the world order.
Could BRICS challenge US dominance in the global economy?
5 days ago

A big El Niño is looming. Here’s what it means for our weather.

How warm water in the Pacific shapes storms, droughts, and record heat around the world.

By Umair Irfan May 30, 2023

"El Niño is the warm phase of the Pacific Ocean’s temperature cycle, and this year’s El Niño is poised to be a big one, sending shock waves into #weather patterns around the world. It’s likely to set new heat records, energize #rainfall in #SouthAmerica, fuel #drought in #Africa, and disrupt the global economy. It may already have helped fuel early-season #heatwaves in #Asia this year.

"'A warming El Niño is expected to develop in the coming months and this will combine with human-induced climate change to push global temperatures into uncharted territory,' said Petteri Taalas, secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization, in a statement earlier this month. 'This will have far-reaching repercussions for health, food security, water management and the #environment. We need to be prepared.'"

#ElNino #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis

Bread and Circuses
6 days ago

For most of us in the Global North, climate change might be an inconvenience... less rain than we'd like, or maybe more rain than we need, a few unexpectedly hot days, some random cold days...

It can be a bother, and if we're aware of what's really happening, it can also be worrisome, though mostly in an abstract way.

But for much of the Global South, there's nothing abstract about the climate crisis. It's right here and right now.

Communities in the Horn of Africa are suffering the impacts of five consecutive poor rainy seasons. This drought has surpassed previous horrific events in 2010-2011 and 2016-2017 in both duration and severity, leaving large swathes of Somalia, southern and south-eastern Ethiopia, and northern and eastern Kenya facing the most prolonged drought on record in the Horn of Africa.

Over 13.2 million livestock — which pastoralist families rely upon for sustenance and livelihoods — have already died across the region. This translates to the loss of more than 180 million litres of milk since the drought began, leaving over 1.4 million children under age 5 across the region without a daily glass of milk, with severe consequences for their nutrition.

Across the Horn of Africa, the drought has driven alarming levels of malnutrition for children and women, threatening their lives and their futures. More than 4.3 million children are expected to be acutely malnourished.

Africa is being pummelled by the existing, ongoing, increasing climate emergency, as are large parts of Asia...

Countries across Asia have been hit by another round of extreme heat that has toppled seasonal temperature records throughout the region, raising concerns about their ability to adapt to a rapidly changing climate.

After punishing heat waves struck large parts of the continent in April, temperatures spiked again in late May, normally the start of the cooler monsoon season.

The heat wave in Vietnam, expected to last well into June, has already forced authorities to turn off street lights and ration electricity as air conditioning demand threatened to overwhelm the power grid.

Heat waves rolling through parts of eastern and southern China are set to continue, as climate and weather experts warn that hot weather globally is projected to become “more extreme”.

Last week, Shanghai recorded its hottest May day in 100 years as the mercury soared to 36.7°C, surpassing the previous temperature by a full degree.

Swathes of southern China are expected to endure temperatures of more than 35°C in the next week, with temperatures in some areas exceeding 40°C, forecasters have predicted.

"We can't say that these are events that we need to get used to, and adapt to, and mitigate against, because they are only going to get worse as climate change progresses," said Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, a climate scientist with the University of New South Wales in Australia.

These conditions are only going to get *worse* as the climate crisis progresses.

We are in an emergency, right here and right now. Our house is on fire. Maybe it's time we started doing something!




#Environment #Climate #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #Drought #Africa #Asia #China

Hot sun rising over an unnamed city, sky tinted a fiery orange.
The US isn't the only country to set a debt ceiling, but it is the only nation to face brinkmanship over the issue.
Why is the debt ceiling so contentious in the United States?
At least 10 people have been killed in Senegal following an outbreak of violence after sentencing of opposition leader.
UN, AU call for calm as death toll in Senegal violence rises
For thousands of people in the eastern DRC, displacement in the latest M23 onslaught is another test of survival.
‘We need peace’: M23 war displaces DRC residents yet again
m naudin
1 week ago

Intéressante carte du continent africain, datant de 1908 environ. Elle nous rappelle l'héritage colonial en Afrique et la division du continent entre les puissances européennes (voir codes couleurs).

Source : la bibliothèque du Congrès américain.
#history #histoire #histoirecoloniale #colonization #geography #map #carte #africa #afrique

Carte de l'Afrique en 1908
Nicolas Hoizey
1 week ago

“Drinking water does not reach the tap”

Kenya is among the countries identified as having unsafe tap water. It is one of 187 countries in the world where tap water is considered unsafe.

Not surprisingly, the safest tap water is found in developed…


📅 25 February 2019

📸 Fujifilm X-T3 + Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R
🎞️ ISO 160, ƒ/1.2, 1/17000s

#Travel #TravelPhotography #Africa #Kenya #Photography #PhotoOfTheDay #DailyPhoto #MastoArt

Drinking water does not reach the tap

Being queer in #Africa: #LGBTQIA+ #rights

In recent years, several #African countries decriminalised #samesex #relationships. But they’re not #representative. In fact, #queer rights erode in much of Africa, with #Kenya and #Uganda in the news for harsh #laws and #violence against the #LGBTQ #community. We asked #sociologist #ZethuMatebeni five questions.

#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Africa #Kenya #Uganda #GayRights

Alex Wild
2 weeks ago

When threatened, a Polyrhachis militaris spiny ant worker hunkers down with her protective spines thrust upward. Kibale forest, Uganda.

#Africa #Ants #Insects #Polyrhachis

Side view, black hairy ant with shiny gold hairs.

In recognition of #AfricaDay, here are a few of my memorable African reads:

Things Fall Apart
Who Fears Death
Stay With Me by A. Adebayo
Africanfuturism: An Anthology ed. Wole Talabi

In the photo is a spoon with kola nut, which is native to West Africa. We call it “bissy” in Jamaica. It saved my life when I was a teenager.

Gratitude to my Grandmother land (credit to Manbo Jessyka Winston for the term)! I salute you from Jamaica, my Motherland.


A flatlay on a light-brown, wooden surface of Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor in the centre between a partially visible glass mug with yellow and red flowers lying on one side in the top left-hand corner, and a spoon with loose kola nut (aka bissy in Jamaica) on a white, lace-edged, paper doily in the lower right-hand corner. Some of the bissy is scattered on the doily.

The book cover design features the image of a young, barefoot Black woman gazing at a red, desert landscape with mustard-coloured hills in the distance. Her thick dreadlocks are in a ponytail, and she’s wearing a thin, dark-grey wrap dress and a six-ringed armlet on her left arm. Her exposed back is to the viewer, and the shadow-like wings of a vulture hover in front of her as if they’re a part of her body. A white-hot sun blazes above her head, so close that it seems she could touch it. Knowing what the protagonist's powers are like, she probably could!

In Yoruba folklore, the Tortoise, who is called Àjàpá, Ìjàpá, & Alájàpá, is depicted as a trickster whose popularity equals Anansi’s. The Yoruba esteem his cunning, “which makes up for his physical disadvantages”, as celebrated in the proverb “Àjàpá ò lẹ́sẹ̀ ńlẹ̀, ó lọ́gbọ́n ńnú (Àjàpá’s feet make hardly an impression on the ground, but he is all wisdom inside).”

Source: “Tortoise Tales and Yoruba Ethos” by Oyekan Owomoyela


Once darlings of investors, Africa’s B2B e-commerce startups are struggling to survive. Amid the global funding crunch, B2B startups are scaling back operations and laying off employees. #Startups #Africa #WorkTrends #FutureOfWork

Text Shot: Once darlings of investors, Africa’s B2B e-commerce startups are struggling to survive
Amid the global funding crunch, B2B startups are scaling back operations and laying off employees.
Kriszta Satori
3 weeks ago

#Russia looking for new friends in #Africa spells new trouble for a turbulent region. The Central #African Republic #CAR has in recent years become one of #Moscow ’s main hubs of influence operations on the continent. What drew the #Kremlin -linked #mercenary group #Wagner to this resource rich country that was never part of the #Soviet sphere of #influence

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The Continent
3 weeks ago

According to its creators, this emerging tech is god-like in its abilities. But the devil is in the details. We spoke to several African AI researchers who see, instead, patterns of exploitation and extraction.

Download your copy of The Continent here.
#AI #Africa #TheContinent

Flipboard News Desk
3 weeks ago

China’s loans pushing world’s poorest countries to brink of collapse.

The AP "found paying back that debt is consuming an ever-greater amount of the tax revenue needed to keep schools open, provide electricity and pay for food and fuel."

#China #WorldNews #Asia #Africa #Pakistan #Kenya

Alan Kotok
3 weeks ago

Measles-Rubella Patch Vaccine Shown Effective as Injection

A clinical trial shows a peel-and-stick #patch device is as effective as a standard syringe injection in delivering a #vaccine that protects against #measles and #rubella.

#News #Science #Business #ClinicalTrial #MedicalDevice #Microneedles #Africa #ImmuneResponse #Antibodies #Engineering #CDC #University

Child receiving vaccine patch in clinical trial

I was asked for a good source on criticism of #longtermism and #internationalAid for #globalSouth , promoting #grassroots solutions and allowing local independence. I remember reading about a female author from #africa proposing such a thing, but I completely forgot her name. Could you help me?

Initially I thought it was Dambisa Moyo with her "Dead Aid", but then I realized that the book still suggest reliance on capitalism & billionaires, so that's not her.

#solarpunk #socialism #capitalism

4 weeks ago



...the #EUISS, #Dimitar #Bechev, I strongly oppose the view that the interests of all current and future #NATO members cannot be better aligned.

For #China, as it's policies in the #SouthChinaSea, the de-facto "#circumvallation" of #India, and its #BeltAndRoad Initiative, particularly in #Africa and other countries of the #GlobalSouth, has shown, means a #Chinese hegemony.
To think that being able to play a power broker between the two future superpowers, the...

Africa Center
1 month ago

Join the Africa Center team!

We currently have three separate career opportunities. Come join us in our mission to study and advance African security.

Academic Analyst (Writer)

Academic Course Delivery Specialist

Alumni Outreach Engagement Specialist

#Africa #jobs #jobhunt #career #security

Erin Whalen
1 month ago

I love this story about how banana waste upcycling is kick-starting Uganda’s circular economy.

Community startups are working with banana farmers to transform discarded banana stems into fibre for sustainable textiles and other products.

The future is circular!

(Also: I did not know that Uganda was the world's 2nd largest producer of bananas after India!)

#sustainability #CircularEconomy #textiles #Africa #Uganda #environment

Rebecca @ RH Fine Arts
1 month ago

New mom, her first cub. Beautiful on both counts. She was gentle and patient as she taught him about his new world. That would include our safari truck and she gave us a thrill I will never forget.

#Wildlife #Art :

#Nature #southafrica #lions #naturephotography #Photographie #Photography #Photographyisart #wallart #Photoart #ThrowBackThursday #buyintoart #Fotomontag #MastoArt #naturelover #africa #safari

Young lioness and her baby boy just 6 weeks old.
John Scott-Railton ☕
1 month ago

5/ This may describe a criminal act.

#Torture is widespread in the #DRC

As are #extrajudicial #executions.

I find @afink claiming to not know about this to be laughable. #Congo #Africa #humanrights

Incorrigibly pawnable as we are, our crookedly pawned politicians keep pawning us, and we keep on pawning and allowing ourselves to be pawned.

After after (sic), we keep on blaming the White Man for pawning us.

Noy until we start unpawning our minds, "our own 🇳🇬Sudan" may be nearer than we thought. 😭😭😭


#nigeria #9jastodon #africa #blackmastodon

Martin De Wulf
1 month ago

Oh, nice, there will be a first Djangocon in Africa in November.

This is quite precisely at the intersection of some of my interests and of Bluesquare, where I am CTO.

#django #djangocon #africa

Museum of Portable Sound
1 month ago

Kofi Jatto, an #Asante man performing phrases of talking drum language on atumpan drums for an audio recording and photograph made by India-born Scottish anthropologist Robert Sutherland Rattray in 1921.

#Ghana #Africa #colonialism #anthropology

A black and white photo of an elderly African man, bald-headed with a short white beard. He is outside, standing on grass with trees in the background. He is shirtless and wearing a brightly patterned skirt. He holds a pair of drum sticks that have long handles and are bent in the middle at about a 45 degree angle, so that the shorter portion of its "L"-shape is what strikes the heads of the drums they are used with. He stands behind two large wooden drums, which are set in front of a 1920s-era phonograph recorder, its large conical sound absorber less than half a meter in front of the drum heads. The phonograph itself sits upon a wooden crate on the grass.
Rebecca @ RH Fine Arts
1 month ago

In #Africa, it's the water that gives life, it is the lifeblood of the savannah. This is the Sabi Sands River at sunset, adjacent to Kruger, South Africa. Teaming with wildlife, from the smallest of creatures to all of the Big 5.

For your ART collection:

#MastoArt #Monday #Nature #Photography #naturephotography #Sunset #Photo #Photographie #Kruger #artmatters #buyintoart #savannah

Sabi Sands river at sunset in South Africa. Slowly moving lazy river reflection of a fiery sun as it sets the sky ablaze just before it drops below the horizon.
1 month ago

in 2019, ghana launched a "return home" initiative for members of the black diaspora. here's a small view into how it's going:

#diaspora #africa #migration

Solar-powered tricycles are enabling mobility for rural communities in Zimbabwe.

The e-tricycles, also named "Hambas" in the local language, are custom-built and includes solar-charged battery packs.

#mobility #technology #TechForGood #solar #Africa #development #Zimbabwe

The Conversation Africa
1 month ago

The Sudanese armed forces and a paramilitary force known as the Rapid Support Forces have declared war against each other, bringing the country to its knees. The main protagonists are two generals