South Africa: Energy efficiency vital for growth – Motlanthe

Johannesburg - Energy efficiency is vital for South Africa's economic and developmental growth, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. Motlanthe was speaking at the launch of...

Sub-Saharan Africa tech news in brief: 10–23 February 2011

Below is a roundup of tech news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 10–23 February 2011 New soybean varieties changing farmers' fortunes in...

Biowaste briquettes fuel drive to save trees

Banana stems, maize and other crop waste will be turned into charcoal briquettes in Uganda in an effort to reduce the number of...

Ethiopia: Environmental Issues to be taught in schools

Addis Ababa, February 20, 2011 (Ezega.com) -- At a time when global environmental problems are increasingly having an adverse effect on the developing world,...

Africa: Time to make agricultural research a top priority

Recent protests over food prices underline a key message from a new report about the potential dangers of neglecting agricultural research. The ousting of Tunisia's...

Recent Sub-Saharan Africa Tech news in brief

Satellite data receiving station for Gambia A station for receiving satellite data has been installed at the Gambia's National Environment Agency as part of the...

Africa: Eating insects ‘could cut greenhouse gas emissions’

Dining on crickets, locusts, or even cockroaches, instead of cattle or pigs, could ease both food insecurity and climate change, according to researchers. Insects caught...

Africa poised for solar lighting boom

As many as 120 million households in Africa will be living off-grid by 2015, creating one of the world's largest markets for portable...

Egyptian climate change atlas sparks debate

Claims that climate change will leave 4,000 square kilometres of Egypt under water and ten per cent of the population homeless have led...

DRC: It pays to go green

IBI, 29 November 2010 (IRIN) - Olivier Mushiete sees himself as a pioneer: His ever-expanding acacia forest on the Bateké plateau, 120km east of...

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