May 22, 2023
Despite its abundant sunshine, Botswana gets a tiny fraction of its electricity from solar power, with most coming from its vast coal reserves, fuelling concerns about the southern African country's ability to meet its green energy goals.
Botswana generated just 0.26% of its electricity from solar in 2020, and it has only 6 megawatts (MW) of installed solar capacity out of a total 890 MW energy capacity, with coal accounting for 99%, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the African Development Bank (ADB).
February 10, 2023
As Africa bears the brunt of worsening climate change, writers and novelists on the continent are turning to penning "climate fiction" - or "cli-fi" - which seeks to challenge Western narratives while attracting and inspiring African readers.
The term was coined by a climate activist in 2008, and high-profile American and British authors from Barbara Kingsolver to Margaret Atwood have since hit the headlines and won plaudits for their novels contributing to the growing literary genre.