• Sierre Leone cleaned up by Masada Waste Management | The Waste Transformers

    Sierra Leone, is a country that emerged from a decade of civil war which ended in 2002, but left in its wake social unrest and a destroyed social and physical infrastructure. After making strides to rebuild its fragile economy, it was devastated again by Ebola until it was finally declared Ebola free in March 2016 . Recently a food scandal broke out in the capital of Freetown, that was both heartbreaking and scandalous. Contaminated chicken was imported into Sierre Leone by a trader. The countries health services rendered the chicken unfit for human consumption and under the orders of government, the carcasses where buried on a landfill site. Thousands of people stormed the dump site and poor people dug the chicken up that had been buried in human, garbage and industrial waste. Together...

    published: 22 Aug 2016
  • The Waste Transformers and Masada Waste Management clean up Freetown

    The Waste Transformers create decentralized, nutrient and energy hubs by converting residual waste streams into energy, whilst recovering (on-site) the natural resources and water in the waste. We empower local communities to leverage their waste to power positive change. Using smart business models, we do this in a way that is financially attractive today. It is a small-scale, high impact approach that is revolutionizing the way we deal with waste. http://www.thewastetransformers.com

    published: 28 Nov 2016
  • BLSP Joint Venture Agreement w/ Alfa Eco Corporation to Build Global Waste-to-Energy Projects

    EVEN YEHUDA, Israel, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluesphere Corp. (BLSP) (the "Company" or "Bluesphere"), an energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, announced today its wholly-owned subsidiary has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Alfa Eco Corporation. New York-based Alfa Eco is a leading private business group that consists of direct investment funds owning and managing assets in a range of industries, including energy in the United States and abroad. Alfa Eco has strategic partnerships in Bulgaria, Brazil, China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, Ukraine and other countries. Per the terms of the Joint Venture Agreement, Bluesphere and Alfa Eco will form a joint venture corporation jointly owned by the companies on a 50%/50% ...

    published: 03 Mar 2014
  • 15-Yr-Old Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T.

    To support Kelvin and young innovators like him, please visit http://www.crowdrise.com/InnovateSalone 15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus. Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the "Visiting Practitioner's Program" at MIT. THNKR had exclusive access to Kelvin and his life-changing journey - experiencing the US for the first time, exploring incredible opportunities, contending with homesickness, and mapping out his future. Here is a link to the Bobby Fala track in the video on SoundCloud: ...

    published: 16 Nov 2012
  • MAKENI Bio Ethanol Plant Construction with Biomass cogeneration in Sierra Leone

    Bio Ethanol Plant Construction with Biomass cogeneration in Sierra Leone for Addax Bioenergy EPCM supply of a complete cane processing line for the production of ethanol with cogeneration General contractor: De Smet Engineers & Contractors www.dsengineers.com Plant capacity: 80,000 m³ per year of Fuel Grade Ethanol Customer: Addax Bioenergy - www.addaxbioenergy.com

    published: 20 Nov 2014
  • BARBADOS TODAY EVENING UPDATE - August 15, 2017

    The AG calls for the Caribbean to team up to fight crime. An international partner tells Barbados to reopen talks on Waste-to-Energy programme. Sierra Leone pleads for help …and more in the BT evening news update…

    published: 15 Aug 2017
  • Solar is Changing Lives - Meet the People it's Impacting

    Sierra Leone's solar market has exploded since the launch of the Sierra Leone Energy Revolution and the signing of the Energy Africa Compact between the Governments of Sierra Leone and the UK. In the last year, more than 130,000 certified solar products have flooded onto the market. But, who is buying solar and how has this changed their lives? Meet the people of Songo village and hear what solar means to them. About SOBA Sierra Leone Opportunities for Business Action (SOBA) is a UK Aid funded private sector development programme that uses a market systems approach to facilitate pro-poor economic growth in Sierra Leone. The programme collaborates with private sector businesses in three primary areas: (1) sustainable energy, (2) agriculture, (3) professional services and entrepreneurship m...

    published: 06 Jul 2017
  • Energy Access in West Africa: Distributed Energy Solutions for Post-Ebola Recovery in Sierra Leone

    This webinar highlights the impacts, current opportunities, and remaining challenges in scaling distributed energy solutions in West Africa. Panelists explore the role of distributed energy solutions in promoting the economic recovery of Sierra Leone in addition to the social benefits brought by access to modern energy services. They highlight the implementation of the UK Department for International Development’s Energy Africa Compact.

    published: 30 Mar 2017
  • Ardley Energy from Waste (EfW) Facility time lapse

    Lift of a modular roof section.

    published: 19 Jan 2015
  • Sierra Leone & The West - not far away, but worlds apart.

    The differences between West Africa and modern western culture are celebrated through this short photo essay taken while I was in Sierra Leone Africa in 2012. The idea came to me while in America to juxtapose some photos celebrating the difference between the west and Western Africa. Hope you enjoy.

    published: 18 Jul 2015
  • Victims of Ethiopia rubbish landslide buried

    (14 Mar 2017) Funerals took place on Tuesday for some of the 72 people who were killed when a mountain of garbage in a landfill collapsed outside Ethiopia's capital at the weekend. The government declared three days of national mourning, starting on Wednesday. Many victims of Saturday's collapse were women and children as makeshift mud-and-stick homes inside the Koshe landfill were buried in debris. It was not clear how the collapse outside Addis Ababa occurred. Residents have said the dumping of trash had resumed there in recent months after protests at a newer landfill site. Others have blamed the construction of a new waste-to-energy plant at Koshe. Officials said they have already relocated about 300 people from the landfill on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, where hundreds of ...

    published: 19 Mar 2017
  • The price of palm oil in Sierra Leone | DW English

    From cookies and ice cream to soap and shampoo: every second product in supermarkets contains palm oil. New oil plantations grab land and destroy the environment in e.g. Sierra Leone. But there is a fair and environmentally friendly alternative way.

    published: 15 Jul 2017
  • Why solar power is spreading so fast in Africa

    Africans have been waiting for decades for the mains electricity which the rich world takes for granted. Sub-Saharan Africa’s 910m people consume less electricity each year than the 4.8m people of Alabama. Many more who are on the grid suffer brown-outs and dangerous surges in current. But a solar revolution is afoot. In 2009 just 1% of sub-Saharan Africans used solar lighting. Now it is nearly 5% or 11m people. The International Energy Agency, a Paris-based government think-tank, reckons that 500m more people will have solar electricity by 2030, Why is solar power spreading so fast in Africa? There are three main reasons. First, solar panel technology has improved. Efficiency gains and mass production mean that modern photovoltaic panels have plunged in price per watt – to around 30 ...

    published: 16 Jan 2015
  • Spark Africa - 'Wonder Stove' saves firewood in Sierra Leone - Episode 5

    Many people in Sierra Leone use a wood-stove to prepare their meals. Mister Njai traveled to Kenya 19 years ago where he saw ways to cook more economical. When he returned home he came up with a stove that needs less wood: the 'Wonder Stove'. According to Njai his stove has many advantages such as the reduction of deforestation, faster cooking and less smoke production. Although many companies has copied his idea, the stove is a big success. News about Africa is very often filled with stereotyped images of famine, war and disease. But there is also another side to the continent. Fast-growing economies and investment opportunities. The Dutch production company Interactive Africa focuses its lens precisely on the innovative side of Africa with its online video reports Spark Africa.

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    published: 28 Jun 2013
  • End The Fires In Freetown

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    published: 29 Jan 2014
  • SOTE Waste Management WEB

    The Green Actors of West Africa present SOTE: The State of the Environment. A video series on the major environmental topics in the West African region. This 10 min. episode is on waste management. It is showing the threats to people and environment. But it also shows solutions and positive examples of NGO initiatives in Benin, Ghana and Sierra Leone.

    published: 28 Aug 2012
  • Palm Oil - cheap or fair? | DW English

    From cookies and ice cream to soap and shampoo: every second product in supermarkets contains palm oil. New oil plantations grab land and destroy the environment in e.g. Sierra Leone. But there is a fair and environmentally friendly alternative way. For more go to http://www.dw.com/en/howgreenami-is-a-life-without-palm-oil-possible/a-37398114

    published: 14 Jul 2017
  • Rubaga turning waste into energy

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    published: 25 Aug 2017
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    published: 07 Nov 2017
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    published: 07 Sep 2017
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Sierre Leone cleaned up by Masada Waste Management | The Waste Transformers

Sierre Leone cleaned up by Masada Waste Management | The Waste Transformers

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  • Updated: 22 Aug 2016
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Sierra Leone, is a country that emerged from a decade of civil war which ended in 2002, but left in its wake social unrest and a destroyed social and physical infrastructure. After making strides to rebuild its fragile economy, it was devastated again by Ebola until it was finally declared Ebola free in March 2016 . Recently a food scandal broke out in the capital of Freetown, that was both heartbreaking and scandalous. Contaminated chicken was imported into Sierre Leone by a trader. The countries health services rendered the chicken unfit for human consumption and under the orders of government, the carcasses where buried on a landfill site. Thousands of people stormed the dump site and poor people dug the chicken up that had been buried in human, garbage and industrial waste. Together with our partner, Masada Waste Management, The Waste Transformers are transforming the waste of Freetown into much needed green energy, water and organic fertilizer. The fertilizer will improve the countries chances of growing their own food & feeding their own poulty, thereby educing their exposure to rogue traders. Turn waste into a force of positive change. Powered by The Waste Transformers & Masada Waste Management Sierra Leone. http://www.thewastetransformers.com http://www.masada.com
https://wn.com/Sierre_Leone_Cleaned_Up_By_Masada_Waste_Management_|_The_Waste_Transformers
The Waste Transformers and Masada Waste Management clean up Freetown

The Waste Transformers and Masada Waste Management clean up Freetown

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  • Updated: 28 Nov 2016
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The Waste Transformers create decentralized, nutrient and energy hubs by converting residual waste streams into energy, whilst recovering (on-site) the natural resources and water in the waste. We empower local communities to leverage their waste to power positive change. Using smart business models, we do this in a way that is financially attractive today. It is a small-scale, high impact approach that is revolutionizing the way we deal with waste. http://www.thewastetransformers.com
https://wn.com/The_Waste_Transformers_And_Masada_Waste_Management_Clean_Up_Freetown
BLSP Joint Venture Agreement w/ Alfa Eco Corporation to Build Global Waste-to-Energy Projects

BLSP Joint Venture Agreement w/ Alfa Eco Corporation to Build Global Waste-to-Energy Projects

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  • Updated: 03 Mar 2014
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EVEN YEHUDA, Israel, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluesphere Corp. (BLSP) (the "Company" or "Bluesphere"), an energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, announced today its wholly-owned subsidiary has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Alfa Eco Corporation. New York-based Alfa Eco is a leading private business group that consists of direct investment funds owning and managing assets in a range of industries, including energy in the United States and abroad. Alfa Eco has strategic partnerships in Bulgaria, Brazil, China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, Ukraine and other countries. Per the terms of the Joint Venture Agreement, Bluesphere and Alfa Eco will form a joint venture corporation jointly owned by the companies on a 50%/50% basis. Through the joint venture, the companies will develop turn-key and build-own-operate ("BOO") waste-to-energy projects. Alfa Eco will provide turnkey and BOO projects with all required components in place (e.g., power purchase agreements, feedstock, etc.), while Bluesphere will arrange full financing and be the project integrator on the waste-to-energy projects. "We are very pleased to form this joint venture corporation with Alfa Eco, a company which has resources and relationships that can support the development of numerous joint waste-to-energy projects in partnership with Bluesphere," stated Bluesphere CEO Shlomi Palas. "Our ability to establish joint ventures, project financing, and long-term revenue contracts with energy industry leaders such as Alfa Eco is a testament to Bluesphere's capabilities and reputation in the waste-to-energy market." Bluesphere generates electricity from biogas derived from organic waste, which is mostly food waste, and sells this electricity to leading electric companies through long-term power purchase agreements. Waste-to-energy is one of the fastest growing segments in the renewable energy markets. According to SBI Energy, the thermal and biological segments reached $6 billion in 2012 and will reach $29 billion by 2022. For further information please contact Mark Radom at 972 52 798 0831 or info@bluespherecorporate.com. About Alfa Eco Corporation Alfa Eco was originally founded in 1989 as cooperative between Alfa Photo and ADP (Mikhail Fridman & Anatoly Potik). Since then, Mr. Potik re-developed the Alfa Eco Corporation. Alfa Eco is a leading private business group that consists of direct investment funds owning and managing assets in life science/healthcare, energy, metals & mining, construction development, agriculture, and education sectors in the United States and abroad. Alfa Eco has strategic partnerships in Bulgaria, Brazil, China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, Ukraine and other countries. The strategy of Alfa Eco is targeted at the acquisition of assets in industries with a significant growth and consolidation potential. The company is also dedicated to providing corporate finance, strategic advisory, and related services to public and private companies across multiple sectors and regions. About Bluesphere Corporation Bluesphere Corporation is a company in the cleantech sector as a waste-to-energy project Integrator. Bluesphere develops waste-to-energy and other renewable energy projects. The Company aspires to become a key player in the global waste-to-energy and renewable energy markets. For further information please visit the Company's website www.bluespherecorporate.com.
https://wn.com/Blsp_Joint_Venture_Agreement_W_Alfa_Eco_Corporation_To_Build_Global_Waste_To_Energy_Projects
15-Yr-Old Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T.

15-Yr-Old Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T.

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  • Updated: 16 Nov 2012
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To support Kelvin and young innovators like him, please visit http://www.crowdrise.com/InnovateSalone 15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus. Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the "Visiting Practitioner's Program" at MIT. THNKR had exclusive access to Kelvin and his life-changing journey - experiencing the US for the first time, exploring incredible opportunities, contending with homesickness, and mapping out his future. Here is a link to the Bobby Fala track in the video on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/karen-kilberg/kpei-ragga Photos courtesy of Adam Cohn (http://www.adamcohn.com/) and Paula Aguilera PRODIGIES is a bi-weekly series showcasing the youngest and brightest as they challenge themselves to reach new heights and the stories behind them. Created and produced by @radical.media, THNKR gives you extraordinary access to the people, stories, places and thinking that will change your mind. Follow THNKR on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thnkr Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thnkrtv Check out our Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/thnkr/ SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thnkrtv
https://wn.com/15_Yr_Old_Kelvin_Doe_Wows_M.I.T.
MAKENI Bio Ethanol Plant Construction with Biomass cogeneration in Sierra Leone

MAKENI Bio Ethanol Plant Construction with Biomass cogeneration in Sierra Leone

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  • Updated: 20 Nov 2014
  • views: 7662
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Bio Ethanol Plant Construction with Biomass cogeneration in Sierra Leone for Addax Bioenergy EPCM supply of a complete cane processing line for the production of ethanol with cogeneration General contractor: De Smet Engineers & Contractors www.dsengineers.com Plant capacity: 80,000 m³ per year of Fuel Grade Ethanol Customer: Addax Bioenergy - www.addaxbioenergy.com
https://wn.com/Makeni_Bio_Ethanol_Plant_Construction_With_Biomass_Cogeneration_In_Sierra_Leone
BARBADOS TODAY EVENING UPDATE - August 15, 2017

BARBADOS TODAY EVENING UPDATE - August 15, 2017

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  • Updated: 15 Aug 2017
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The AG calls for the Caribbean to team up to fight crime. An international partner tells Barbados to reopen talks on Waste-to-Energy programme. Sierra Leone pleads for help …and more in the BT evening news update…
https://wn.com/Barbados_Today_Evening_Update_August_15,_2017
Solar is Changing Lives - Meet the People it's Impacting

Solar is Changing Lives - Meet the People it's Impacting

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  • Updated: 06 Jul 2017
  • views: 445
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Sierra Leone's solar market has exploded since the launch of the Sierra Leone Energy Revolution and the signing of the Energy Africa Compact between the Governments of Sierra Leone and the UK. In the last year, more than 130,000 certified solar products have flooded onto the market. But, who is buying solar and how has this changed their lives? Meet the people of Songo village and hear what solar means to them. About SOBA Sierra Leone Opportunities for Business Action (SOBA) is a UK Aid funded private sector development programme that uses a market systems approach to facilitate pro-poor economic growth in Sierra Leone. The programme collaborates with private sector businesses in three primary areas: (1) sustainable energy, (2) agriculture, (3) professional services and entrepreneurship markets, to trial and to scale innovative and inclusive business practices that reduce poverty and improve economic opportunities for poor women and men. sobasl.org
https://wn.com/Solar_Is_Changing_Lives_Meet_The_People_It's_Impacting
Energy Access in West Africa: Distributed Energy Solutions for Post-Ebola Recovery in Sierra Leone

Energy Access in West Africa: Distributed Energy Solutions for Post-Ebola Recovery in Sierra Leone

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  • Updated: 30 Mar 2017
  • views: 81
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This webinar highlights the impacts, current opportunities, and remaining challenges in scaling distributed energy solutions in West Africa. Panelists explore the role of distributed energy solutions in promoting the economic recovery of Sierra Leone in addition to the social benefits brought by access to modern energy services. They highlight the implementation of the UK Department for International Development’s Energy Africa Compact.
https://wn.com/Energy_Access_In_West_Africa_Distributed_Energy_Solutions_For_Post_Ebola_Recovery_In_Sierra_Leone
Ardley Energy from Waste (EfW) Facility time lapse

Ardley Energy from Waste (EfW) Facility time lapse

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  • Duration: 2:23
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2015
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Lift of a modular roof section.
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Sierra Leone & The West - not far away, but worlds apart.

Sierra Leone & The West - not far away, but worlds apart.

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  • Duration: 9:38
  • Updated: 18 Jul 2015
  • views: 109
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The differences between West Africa and modern western culture are celebrated through this short photo essay taken while I was in Sierra Leone Africa in 2012. The idea came to me while in America to juxtapose some photos celebrating the difference between the west and Western Africa. Hope you enjoy.
https://wn.com/Sierra_Leone_The_West_Not_Far_Away,_But_Worlds_Apart.
Victims of Ethiopia rubbish landslide buried

Victims of Ethiopia rubbish landslide buried

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  • Updated: 19 Mar 2017
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(14 Mar 2017) Funerals took place on Tuesday for some of the 72 people who were killed when a mountain of garbage in a landfill collapsed outside Ethiopia's capital at the weekend. The government declared three days of national mourning, starting on Wednesday. Many victims of Saturday's collapse were women and children as makeshift mud-and-stick homes inside the Koshe landfill were buried in debris. It was not clear how the collapse outside Addis Ababa occurred. Residents have said the dumping of trash had resumed there in recent months after protests at a newer landfill site. Others have blamed the construction of a new waste-to-energy plant at Koshe. Officials said they have already relocated about 300 people from the landfill on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, where hundreds of waste-pickers salvaged items to make a living and others found inexpensive housing. The landfill has been a dumping ground for the capital's garbage for more than 50 years. Smaller collapses have occurred at Koshe - or "dirty" in the local Amharic language - in the past two years but only two or three people were killed, residents said. Officials said the landfill receives close to 300,000 tonnes of waste collected each year from the capital. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/fc72dedbb8619a074d9297e0331c6011 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
https://wn.com/Victims_Of_Ethiopia_Rubbish_Landslide_Buried
The price of palm oil in Sierra Leone | DW English

The price of palm oil in Sierra Leone | DW English

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  • Duration: 5:31
  • Updated: 15 Jul 2017
  • views: 3393
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From cookies and ice cream to soap and shampoo: every second product in supermarkets contains palm oil. New oil plantations grab land and destroy the environment in e.g. Sierra Leone. But there is a fair and environmentally friendly alternative way.
https://wn.com/The_Price_Of_Palm_Oil_In_Sierra_Leone_|_Dw_English
Why solar power is spreading so fast in Africa

Why solar power is spreading so fast in Africa

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  • Updated: 16 Jan 2015
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Africans have been waiting for decades for the mains electricity which the rich world takes for granted. Sub-Saharan Africa’s 910m people consume less electricity each year than the 4.8m people of Alabama. Many more who are on the grid suffer brown-outs and dangerous surges in current. But a solar revolution is afoot. In 2009 just 1% of sub-Saharan Africans used solar lighting. Now it is nearly 5% or 11m people. The International Energy Agency, a Paris-based government think-tank, reckons that 500m more people will have solar electricity by 2030, Why is solar power spreading so fast in Africa? There are three main reasons. First, solar panel technology has improved. Efficiency gains and mass production mean that modern photovoltaic panels have plunged in price per watt – to around 30 cents. Second, low-energy bulbs have got better and cheaper. Modern solar lamps cost as little as $8—they charge by day and give light by night. They replace costly and dangerous alternatives - Africans waste $10 billion a year on kerosene. Even worse are candles, open fires—or darkness, which hurts productivity and encourages crime. The third, crucial development is in storage, as lamps are needed at night and solar power is collected in the daytime. Old nickel cadmium batteries wore out after 500 recharges; lithium-based ones can manage 2,000 and store much more electricity Additionally, solar power is increasingly well-financed in Africa. Aid donors are sponsoring more ambitious projects – specially designed fridges and televisions, for example. Bigger solar systems can run a school or clinic, a grain mill or irrigation pump, or even a whole village. Some dismiss solar as a second-best solution. But conventional, centralised electrical grids have proved unreliable and inefficient in the past -- and solar is much better than nothing.
https://wn.com/Why_Solar_Power_Is_Spreading_So_Fast_In_Africa
Spark Africa - 'Wonder Stove' saves firewood in Sierra Leone - Episode 5

Spark Africa - 'Wonder Stove' saves firewood in Sierra Leone - Episode 5

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  • Updated: 04 Aug 2010
  • views: 4880
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Many people in Sierra Leone use a wood-stove to prepare their meals. Mister Njai traveled to Kenya 19 years ago where he saw ways to cook more economical. When he returned home he came up with a stove that needs less wood: the 'Wonder Stove'. According to Njai his stove has many advantages such as the reduction of deforestation, faster cooking and less smoke production. Although many companies has copied his idea, the stove is a big success. News about Africa is very often filled with stereotyped images of famine, war and disease. But there is also another side to the continent. Fast-growing economies and investment opportunities. The Dutch production company Interactive Africa focuses its lens precisely on the innovative side of Africa with its online video reports Spark Africa.

Also visit: www.africa-interactive.com Spark Africa is about innovative developments you hear little about. All the items are produced by African journalists and cameramen which creates a different dynamics compared to when a white European crew is used.

Among other fascinating reports comprising this 30-part video series, we take a look at how for example an entrepreneur from Friesland in the Netherlands has established a successful dairy business in Tanzania and how students from the University of Nairobi, Kenia, came about to invent a bicycle charger for mobile phones.

 The video reportages are a mix of portraits of Dutch entrepreneurs in Africa, African inventors and reports on fast-growing industries like the outsourcing of ICT work in Africa.
https://wn.com/Spark_Africa_'Wonder_Stove'_Saves_Firewood_In_Sierra_Leone_Episode_5
Blood Diamonds of the Sierra Leone

Blood Diamonds of the Sierra Leone

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  • Updated: 07 Feb 2012
  • views: 25
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Is this the world we created; by Jeanine Ecklund
https://wn.com/Blood_Diamonds_Of_The_Sierra_Leone
briquette from waste

briquette from waste

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  • Duration: 2:01
  • Updated: 28 Jun 2013
  • views: 40
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protecting the environment from deforestation by using briquette from waste to enhance the demand for energy. special for those which are using firewood the cause for desertification, erosion and environmental degradation...
https://wn.com/Briquette_From_Waste
End The Fires In Freetown

End The Fires In Freetown

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  • Updated: 29 Jan 2014
  • views: 712
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Information about how to contribute: Find us at Facebook (search for "end the fires in freetown") Help engineers without boarders to set up a pilot plant for composting of organic waste in Kingtom landfill and contribute to an improvement of the severe waste problem in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Editing: David Andersson Photo: Emil Leonardi Voice: Josh Lenn
https://wn.com/End_The_Fires_In_Freetown
SOTE   Waste Management WEB

SOTE Waste Management WEB

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  • Duration: 11:20
  • Updated: 28 Aug 2012
  • views: 59
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The Green Actors of West Africa present SOTE: The State of the Environment. A video series on the major environmental topics in the West African region. This 10 min. episode is on waste management. It is showing the threats to people and environment. But it also shows solutions and positive examples of NGO initiatives in Benin, Ghana and Sierra Leone.
https://wn.com/Sote_Waste_Management_Web
Palm Oil - cheap or fair? | DW English

Palm Oil - cheap or fair? | DW English

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  • Duration: 1:20
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2017
  • views: 981
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From cookies and ice cream to soap and shampoo: every second product in supermarkets contains palm oil. New oil plantations grab land and destroy the environment in e.g. Sierra Leone. But there is a fair and environmentally friendly alternative way. For more go to http://www.dw.com/en/howgreenami-is-a-life-without-palm-oil-possible/a-37398114
https://wn.com/Palm_Oil_Cheap_Or_Fair_|_Dw_English
Rubaga turning waste into energy

Rubaga turning waste into energy

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  • Duration: 1:50
  • Updated: 29 Nov 2011
  • views: 68
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Rubaga Division launshes community driven project
https://wn.com/Rubaga_Turning_Waste_Into_Energy
Bio organic waste Fertilizer Project; Clarisse UWINEZA;Rwanda

Bio organic waste Fertilizer Project; Clarisse UWINEZA;Rwanda

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  • Updated: 15 Jan 2016
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Kenya: Low Tech Start-Up Turns Human Waste into Fuel

Kenya: Low Tech Start-Up Turns Human Waste into Fuel

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The planet has a bit of a waste problem. Every year, at least 200 million tons of raw sewage goes untreated. This is an environmental and health crisis. But one enterprising startup in Kenya is turning all that waste into fuel. VOA’s Kevin Enochs reports.
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BREAKING: Red Cross JUST Embroiled In MASSIVE SCANDAL… You Will NEVER Donate There Again!

BREAKING: Red Cross JUST Embroiled In MASSIVE SCANDAL… You Will NEVER Donate There Again!

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BREAKING: Red Cross JUST Embroiled In MASSIVE SCANDALYou Will NEVER Donate There Again! The Red Cross has been caught red-handed in yet another scandal related to fraud and waste of resources. It has been discovered that the group either wasted or outright stole AT LEAST some $6 million in donations that were intended to fight the deadly Ebola epidemic raging through West Africa. This discovery follows an internal investigation into how the organization mishandled more than $124 million during the 2014-2016 epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. The disease initially erupted in Guinea and spread like wildfire across Sierra Leone and Liberia. International aid response was slow to assist allowing the outbreak to reach epidemic proportions. As a result, there was a rush to disperse money quickly, usually as soon as it was received in an effort to get supplies and aid workers in the field. It has been revealed that as much as $2.13 million has disappeared due to what is believed to have been collusion between the Red Cross and the Sierra Leonean bank. The money is believed to have been lost as a result of improperly fixing the exchange rate during the height of the epidemic. The Red Cross is expressing its “outrage” at this discovery and vowing to strengthen efforts to fight corruption as well as introduce cash spending limits in what they term “high-risk settings.” The organization is vowing to put in place trained auditors to oversee all emergency operations teams. What the plan does not reveal is just how much more money will be eaten up to pay for these “trained auditors” that is not going for the purpose intended by those that donate to the Red Cross. The International Federation of the Red Cross undersecretary general, Dr. Jemilah Mahmood states of the situation – “These cases must not in any way diminish the tremendous courage and dedication of thousands of volunteers and staff during the Ebola response. They played a critical and widely recognized role in containing and ending the outbreak, and preventing further spread of the Ebola virus internationally. We are pursuing every possible avenue to reclaim all funds that have been misappropriated, diverted, or otherwise illegally taken. This includes working with authorities in affected countries and elsewhere as appropriate.” The Red Cross is claiming that they are working closely with Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission in an effort to “investigate and legally pursue any persons involved.” The investigation also revealed significant evidence of fraud in both Liberia and in Guinea. In Liberia, the loss is estimated to be at over $2.7 million due to inflated prices and price gouging of relief items, abuse of payroll, and fraudulent payment of volunteer incentives. Fraud in Guinea is estimated to be more than $1.17 million or more and stemmed from fraudulent billing practices by customs clearance service providers. There are still two pending and ongoing investigations which may reveal even larger losses than first reported. Red Cross: $6 Million Meant To Fight Ebola In West Africa Was Stolen Through Fraud | TIME
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Nigeria and Sierra Leone Cholera

Nigeria and Sierra Leone Cholera

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VOA’s Linord Moudou reports on how the United Nations says cholera is spreading fast through camps housing people displaced by Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria’s Borno State. And, how in Sierra Leone, 500,000 people will now have access to a life-saving cholera vaccine following severe floods and landslides last month, which increase the risk of the water-borne disease.
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