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Has the time for hydropower passed?

Has the time for hydropower passed?

Hydroelectricity: for and against Africa has vast untapped sources of hydroelectricity but climate change, particularly droughts, raises questions about sustainability Hydroelectricity has an...

A desperate battle for water

A desperate battle for water

Photo essay: Somaliland     Over the past 25 years, Somalia has experienced a cycle of protracted droughts. During the most recent drought, between 2016 and 2017, rains failed for three...

Between a rock and a hard place

Between a rock and a hard place

The Sahel: Africa’s Great Green Wall The African Union’s ambitious plans to revitalise the Sahel region face daunting challenges, including financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic It is a...

C-19 in Zimbabwe: Work and Jobs

C-19 in Zimbabwe: Work and Jobs

As captured by Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube’s desperate plea for $200 million in a letter to IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on April 2, the Covid-19 pandemic could not have struck Zimbabwe at a worse time.