• Urbanizing in the Dark: Accra’s ‘Dumsor’ Chronicles

    Jane Lumumba takes a look at Accra’s energy crisis.

  • Supporting African Municipalities in Sustainable Energy Transitions

    Supporting African Municipalities in Sustainable Energy Transitions (SAMSET) is an EPSRC/DFID/DECC-funded project (Grant No. EP/L002620/1) that seeks to develop a knowledge exchange framework for supporting local and national bodies involved in municipal energy planning in the effective transition to sustainable energy use in urban areas. Through close partnering with six cities in three African countries […]

  • 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 […]

  • Hydropower for Juba

    JUBA (South Sudan) – It’s the talk of the day, from the grocery shops lodged in shacks on the side of the road, to the poshest restaurants in town. Since the rainy season’s floods disrupted the Gulu-Nimule road, the main entry point to South Sudan from Uganda and the whole of East Africa, Juba has […]