Massive, Border-Spanning Campaign Needed to Combat Locust Upsurge in East Africa

Desert Locust swarms in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia – already unprecedented in their size and destructive potential – could swell exponentially and spill over into more countries in East Africa if efforts to deal with the voracious pest are not massively scaled up across the region, FAO warned today. “This …

Solarcentury Secures €5.7m Deal to Build East African Solar Mini-Grids

Solarcentury has been awarded a €5.7m contract by the Eritrean government to design and build two hybrid mini-grids composed of solar panels and batteries. The solar-powered mini-grids will provide power to businesses and around 40,000 people in the communities of Areza and Maidma in Eritrea, neither of which currently have …