Every year, Coal is responsible for over 800,000 premature deaths globally but despite its devastating impact on the environment and human life, we seem less and less concerned about lives lost yearly.
Lack of implementation of mining laws has created a lacuna for foreign companies to exploit mineral resources illegally and unsustainably, violate the rights of communities, destroy the environment, and devalue Malawi’s potential for growth.
Companies are moving their production back to developed countries. This is jeopardising the decades-long progress in global poverty reduction.
In six rural communities in Nigeria, residents were for the first time connected to electricity following the launch of six solar minigrids. This development, a partnership between Husk Power Systems, the World Bank and the Nigerian government has brought change to the communities.
The election result was less about Hichilema’s popularity and more an expression of frustration with Lungu’s economic management.
At the bottom of our carbon fears is a big black problem.
In a storytelling collaboration with African Crossroads, This Is Africa explores what relationships Africans have with their environment zooming in on efforts to better the interconnection and interaction between humans and nature. Inspecting through a climate lens, the series juxtaposes everyday life and eco-friendly rituals on the continent that have seen the survival of our species, lands and oceans as we know them over centuries. Our coverage will delve into the Climate action scene, highlighting injustices on the larger African continent, local communities and individuals in urban, semi-urban, and rural settings across Africa. The collection of feature stories, essays, cartoons and illustrations brings together different experiences, initiatives and perspectives on human-nature coexistence as we strive for Climate Justice for all.
Food security levels are no longer improving globally, and the trend for Africa is especially worrying.
President John Magufuli won a second term by a contested landslide and looks set to take even greater control of Tanzania’s democratic space.