This blog explores topics on environment, development and sustainability in Africa. The blog will further explore issues concerning the interlinks between environment, poverty alleviation, development and disasters as well as other issues that are pivotal to Africa's development.
Rampant corruption is flourishing alongside overt religiosity in Africa. Can religion play a role in curbing corruption in Africa? How is it that Africans can be religious but fail to live up to the tenets of their religious vocations?
Emigration is rife in African countries. What are the reasons for migrants leaving in droves, even from countries experiencing relative peace and stability? What are the factors triggering migration other than political instability or conflicts?
What lessons can African countries learn from Sierra Leone’s devastating mudslides? Was the disaster due to natural events or is there a social dimension? Is there anything such as a 'natural disaster'? What can be done to reduce risks?
Urban hazards in Africa include poorly constructed buildings, fires, and flooding. The high accumulation of people and assets in cities make vulnerability to these hazards high. What are the first steps in tacking urban disasters?
Tidjane Thiam is the first black person to head a FTSE 100 company. He has served as chief executive for two of Europe's biggest companies: Prudential UK and Credit Suisse.
Despite Africa's huge solar potential, the installed solar capacity on the continent is very low. How can African countries tap on the solar deployment knowledge of the 'pioneer' countries like the way Asian countries like Taiwan is doing?
This article is a reflection on Sweden's waste management system, especially its waste-to-energy regime, and whether or not African cities can learn from it.