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Driven by demand from Asia, ivory poaching is decimating Africa’s elephant populations. Governments and NGOs are fighting back....
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What was originally a commercial decision to open energy markets in landlocked Uganda has moved into the political realm, with different parties backing different plans.
The saga of the ‘tuna bonds’ continues, with Moody’s downgrading not only the issuing company but the creditworthiness of Mozambique as a result.
Fierce land disputes between local communities and developers are casting a pall over the futures of two of the region’s biggest wind projects.
Compared to developed markets, such as Europe, there are far fewer barriers to commerciality for renewable energy projects in Africa.
Gabon’s president is keen to talk about diversifying away from oil, yet half a century of oil revenues have translated into few development gains.
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