Saving Senegal’s Forests: Group Turns Straw Into Fuel

DAKAR – Wood and charcoal burning account for 50% of Senegal’s household energy consumption, contributing to air pollution and deforestation. To reduce ecological damage, an association called Nebeday, which means “tree” in Wolof, the predominant local language in Senegal, hires villagers to produce an innovative energy alternative. Half of Senegal’s households rely on wood or […]

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1 Killed, Others Wounded as Cameroon Holds First Regional Elections

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Scattered violence marred Cameroon’s first election to appoint regional councils on Sunday, with one voter killed by separatist insurgents in the English-speaking Northwest region. President Paul Biya hopes the vote will appease critics who say he has long neglected the central African country’s 10 regions and end a four-year separatist insurgency in […]

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