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Off-grid power

Off-grid power goes mobile

The falling price of solar energy technology has combined with mobile to bring affordable renewable power to remote communities in Mozambique and elsewhere.

The next 15 years teaser

The next 15 years

The new Global Goals envision a development agenda that will allow humanity to thrive while preserving the planet. What needs to happen to achieve them?

Hidden hunger

Ending ‘hidden hunger’ for developing countries

Food fortification is among the most effective public health investments the international community can make - and a known way to close the child mortality gap.

Ghana: climate crisis and extremism

Ghana’s president links climate crisis to extremism

Ghana’s president, John Dramani Mahama, warns that rift in social fabric caused by climate shocks provide an opening for extremist groups.

Fixing Africa’s power politics

Fixing Africa’s power politics

In order to fix Africa’s chronic electricity shortages, leaders need to think creatively and take on the rent-seeking networks that have grown around utilities.

Mobile technology on the Ebola frontlines

Mobile technology on the Ebola frontlines

Since the response to the Ebola epidemic in west Africa began, mobile phone based health technology has been on the frontlines.

Rising yields

Yields rise but still lag behind for Africa's farmers

New data shows that while productivity is improving, for millions food insecurity is far from being a thing of the past.

Coding Africa’s urban spaces

Coding Africa’s urban spaces

Many countries in Africa do not have proper addressing systems. Tech solutions using geolocation technology are rising to this challenge.

Technology and agriculture

New tech seeds Africa’s agricultural revolution

The seeds of the agricultural revolution that Africa has longed for have arrived, spawned by research and tech developments incubated in America, Europe and Australia.

Shea butter

Shea butter booms in northern Ghana

The market for shea butter has doubled in the past 10 years, with demand sending prices soaring. But are the rural women who produce it the ones benefiting?

Global Goals will fail without climate pact

Professor Sir Gordon Conway talks to This Is Africa about why a binding climate agreement at COP21 in December will be essential to fulfilling the new UN-led Sustainable Development Goals.

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