Yemen’s ‘microgrid girls’ power community amid war and COVID-19

Yemen’s ‘microgrid girls’ power community amid war and COVID-19 A women-run solar station near the front line in Abs is empowering its owners and improving life in their community. A woman checks batteries at the Abs solar microgrid station [Photo courtesy of SDF YEMEN] By Veronique Mistiaen 18 Oct 2020 “The role of women was housework …

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In Nigeria, citizens pay more for darkness than electricity

12.10.2020, Niyi Oyedeji THE anger and frustration on Adelana Martins’ face are unmistakable – there is a power outage just about the time he wants to iron his clothes. The power failure has thwarted his plan to appear at work by 2 pm in crispy uniform. Yet, he dares not appear in office in mufti, …

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‘Manufacturers In Nigeria Spent Over N67.38bn On Self-Generated Electricity In 2019’

BUSINESS NEWS By Akin Adewakun – Lagos On Sep 10, 2020 The president of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Ahmed Mansur has stated that over N67.38 billion was spent by members to generate electricity off the national grid, so as to keep their businesses going in 2019. Making the disclosure on Thursday in Lagos at a media …

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Africa’s noisy, expensive generators boost electricity but damage the environment

REUTERS/TEMILADE ADELAJA Diesel-run generators are seen in Lagos, Nigeria FEELING SMOG Africa’s noisy, expensive generators boost electricity supply but are an environmental hazard By Yinka AdegokeSeptember 30, 2019 In Lagos, the culture of noisy back-up generators is so ingrained there’s unspoken etiquette about showing consideration for neighbors about how long you leave yours on late into …

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School in Lagos where students pay fees with plastic bottles

The inside story of a school in Lagos where students pay school fees with plastic bottles ADEREMI OJEKUNLE  Last Wednesday at 3:56 PM WeCycler weighing pet bottles at Morit international school Balikis Muritala lives in Ajegunle, Lagos State, fries and sells yam for a living, makes less than $2 a day, and finds it hard to …

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