droughts
Has Africa’s time for hydropower passed?

Has Africa’s time for hydropower passed?

Africa has vast untapped sources of hydroelectricity but climate change, particularly droughts, raises questions about sustainability. Hydroelectricity has an attractive appeal for Africa. It can provide a baseload - a...

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 seasons in a row. By March 2017,...

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 project that doesn’t lack...

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....