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Tapping Sustainable Energy in Somalia

Somalia’s energy economy is as challenging as you’ll find anywhere. Diesel generators are the country’s biggest power source. Electricity, which is largely non-existent, is prohibitively expensive. Nearly everyone cooks with firewood, charcoal and even animal dung, which cause harmful indoor air pollution.

Sustainable Energy Efforts Growing in Africa

While financing continues to be a major hurdle, momentum in many African countries to advance their energy access goals is clearly a priority. That was the clear takeaway of an all-day SEforALL Africa Workshop – organized by the African Development Bank, the SEforALL Africa Hub and other groups – last Friday in Lisbon.

Despite Violence, Somalia Eyes a Clean Energy Future: U.N.

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Providing clean energy to Somalis, including those uprooted from their homes in the conflict-torn country, could both improve lives there and provide new opportunities for entrepreneurs, the U.N. envoy to Somalia said. Despite persistent violence, Somalia is “slowly sorting its problems out”, with efforts underway to rebuild the state, raise Continue Reading