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Op-Ed: This is how Africa can accelerate energy access

In order to achieve our common goal of combatting energy poverty, it is crucial that the industry and governments come together to adopt new ways of accelerating energy access.

What you need to know about Africa’s growing lead battery industry causing extensive contamination

The production of lead batteries is growing rapidly in Africa as the market for lead batteries expands however the industry is causing extensive contamination.

South Africa’s Eskom plans to spend up to $27 million on severance packages

South Africa’s Eskom has offered some managers voluntary severance packages, capping costs at 400 million rand ($26.8 million), a communique sent to staff by the struggling power utility showed.

An Africa without waste: how gold mining is going green

Recycling precious metals and minerals from used electronics can help make today's consumption patterns more environmentally sustainable writes Christopher Kaminker, Head of Sustainability for Lombard Odier Bank

South Africa plans to create new generating firm to boost power security, what you need to know

South Africa is planning to create a new power generating company separate from struggling state-owned utility Eskom to boost energy security, senior officials said on Thursday.

Op-Ed: How Africa can seize the billion-dollar solar opportunity & unlock the potential of underserved communities

This is how we can create the urgency that will drive more global private-public partnerships and help deliver electricity to the 600 million people living without it across Africa.

Op-Ed: Now is the time to put climate change on the African Union’s agenda: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Africa must lead with people-centered climate action, argues Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

UN food agency says record 45 million people across Southern Africa face hunger

The United Nations World Food Programme said on Thursday that a record 45 million people in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community faced growing hunger following repeated drought, widespread flooding and economic disarray.

These are the world’s greatest risks

Next week world leaders will meet at one of the coldest spots on earth to discuss this divided planet’s burning issues that threaten its very survival.

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Little chance that an OPEC+ deal will save the oil market from virus slump | Capital Connection

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New tool may be able to predict severe COVID-19 cases, NYU professor says | Squawk Box Europe

Professor Anasse Bari of NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences outlines how machine learning and artificial intelligence could help in the fight against the coronavirus crisis.