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Electricity from farm waste: how biogas could help Malawians with no power

Electricity from farm waste: how biogas could help Malawians with no power

IN sub-Saharan Africa, over 600 million people (more than 50% of the population) are without access to electricity. Malawi has one of the world’s lowest electricity access rates – just 14.1% of the total population have access to the main grid. In rural areas, the electrification access rate is even lower, estimated at 5.6% in 2021. Decentralised household and community-scale renewable energy systems like biogas plants may provide a solution. Ehiaze Ehimen and Thomas Robin study energy efficiency and energy poverty in marginalised communities. They unpack what they found in their research into the potential role of small biogas plants…
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A year on, Malawi’s first female police officer living with albinism speaks out

A year on, Malawi’s first female police officer living with albinism speaks out

FOR many Malawians, the very idea that a person living with albinism, which has made many into targets for body parts traders, could be recruited to protect ordinary Malawians, was almost ludicrous. That was until the Malawi Police Service (MPS) recruited two people with albinism into its services. “I do not believe this. You see, we are appealing to the police to protect our brothers and sisters with albinism from some misguided people who believe there is richness in their body parts. Now to suggest that the very people that need protection are protecting us is unimaginable.” said Darlington Gondwe,…
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Malawians search for relatives buried under the mud as death toll jumps

Malawians search for relatives buried under the mud as death toll jumps

IN Malawi, where floods swept away entire villages this month after a storm tore through its southern districts, police officers and soldiers dug for victims buried under the mud and rocks as the death toll rose sharply. The storm has pounded the southern African country as tropical Cyclone Freddy swept through the region killing more than 500 people in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar since it first made landfall in Africa in late February and circled back for a second time over the weekend. While the storm had dissipated, the rain continued to hamper rescue efforts as vehicles struggled on flooded…
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