Yaounde gets renewables makeover

For students and staff at Cameroon’s University of Yaounde 1 getting around campus has become greener. Two electric mini buses called ‘blue buses’, which are charged using solar energy, transport them free of charge around campus. The buses are part of multinational transport company Bollore’s pilot vision to reduce its green house gas emissions by […]

Weekly news roundup: August 22, 2014

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Weekly news roundup: August 15, 2014

Lagos faces Ebola crisis. Nigeria has confirmed a new case of Ebola in the financial capital, Lagos, bringing the total number in the country to 10. The authorities in Lagos, which is sub-Saharan Africa’s largest city, have however appealed for volunteers because of a shortage of medical personnel exacerbated by a month-long doctors’ strike. – The Guardian. Benghazi fighters ignore […]

Weekly news roundup: August 8, 2014

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Weekly news roundup: August 1, 2014

Citizens of Khartoum face floods and devastation. Torrential rains and ensuing floods paralysed daily life in large parts of Sudan’s capital of Khartoum on Wednesday. The heavy rainfall on Wednesday that continued from 1 a.m. until 2 p.m. led to the destruction of hundreds of homes. – Radio Dabanga. Challenges of urbanisation for African cities. Africa is second […]

Weekly news roundup: July 25, 2014

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Art and disability awareness intersect in Kampala

Ugandan Fred Batale is sitting in his car at Kampala’s LaBa! Street Art Festival, held in June. But it’s not just any vehicle he’s getting ready to drive. It’s a vibrantly painted automobile built using a tricycle as a base, with a canary yellow bonnet and a roof, back and windows constructed from polythene paper, […]

Weekly news roundup: July 11, 2014

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Weekly news roundup: July 4, 2014

Kampala on guard for terrorist threat. Security agencies have deployed both the police and military police in and around Kampala city following reports that a terrorist organisation planned to attack Entebbe International Airport.  Counter terrorism police and military officers manned the city centre and all major entrances to the capital. – Daily Monitor. Somali deputy shot […]

Weekly news roundup: June 27, 2014

The week’s headlines from across the continent