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My Journey From ICE To EV

August 24th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

It looked to me back then that battery electric vehicles were the only ones that actually made sense from a technology point of view to address the long term problems. So I decided I should just only look into BEVs


Silence Before The Storm At Chibwe Primary School — An Example Of Rural African Energy Development

July 9th, 2020 | by Jesper Berggreen

You often hear about the rapid technological developments in African countries like Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, and others. CleanTechnica writer Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai keeps us updated on the potential of the electrical vehicle in the growing African middle class and the potential of microgrids in more rural areas. But the development is somewhat slower in terms of energy and information technology in very remote rural areas


MellowVans’ Cool Electric Delivery Vehicles Look To Power The Global Last Mile Delivery Market

April 21st, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Stellenbosch-based MellowVans seeks to help firms across the globe in this space in their quest to unlock operational efficiencies and cost savings by providing them with low cost and emission-free transport. MellowVans develops, manufactures, and leases electric three-wheeler cargo vans that appear to hit the sweet spot of the delivery vehicle market


How Can Africa Join The EV Revolution? (Video)

February 11th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

A lot of the OEMs have not expressed any interest in bringing EVs to the rest of Africa anytime soon. With the majority of them struggling to meet demand in their home and traditional markets, it doesn’t look like Africa will be a priority anytime soon


Botswana-Based Accite Holdings Brings Plant-Based Meat Revolution To Africa With Beyond Meat

January 22nd, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Infinite Foods, a subsidiary of Botswana-based Accite Holdings, plans to tackle Africa’s nutrition problem in a more sustainable way by promoting plant-based food products across Sub-Saharan Africa. Africa’s expanding population and development will see many move into middle income status and with it increase their meat and dairy intake. Increased meat and dairy intake on a global scale will put more strain on the Earth’s resources which will struggle to sustain the projected surge in demand for red meat and milk using an animal-based system, which is inefficient


The Different Faces Of Climate Change: The Zambia Drought

November 26th, 2019 | by The Beam

The little rainfall has led to low harvest and difficulties for cattle to graze, in particular in the Southern parts of Zambia where Philip lives. This has resulted in an increase in malnutrition. 2.3 million people in Zambia are now living in need of food assistance, UNICEF is reporting 40% of children under 5 years being stunted, and malnutrition is only expected to increase


Hydropower In Africa: An Overview

June 1st, 2019 | by David Zarembka

Hydropower has great attractions for Africa. First like coal, nuclear, hydropower, and geothermal are base load power. Except for South Africa, which is highly dependent on coal and its two nuclear power plants, there are no other nuclear power plants in Africa and very few coal plants. So along with geothermal power in Kenya, hydropower is the main source of baseload power


Corridors Of Safety: Urban Transformation In Tanzania’s Capital, Safer Children Mean Better Neighborhoods

April 6th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

Chaos often reigns on the streets of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s capital. Minivans, cars and motorcycles careen along half-finished roads without markings, sidewalks, or traffic lights. Pedestrians walk single-file within reach of speeding vehicles. Groups of children in matching school uniforms hold hands as they linger at the road’s edge. They scan for breaks in traffic and dart across before the bell rings for the start of class. Every day, this journey puts their lives at risk


Plowing With Honda Motorbikes Looks Fun — But Reveals An Actual Problem

December 19th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

At first I couldn't help smiling, because it looked like these guys were just having fun with a new idea, but knowing this area from living there myself many years back, I suspected this was not just for the fun of it. I asked Tatila Anthony what motivated this practice, and he explained: "It's used when people fail to access cattle. You know in Zambia cattle die as a result of diseases, so they resort to using Hondas for ploughing. The advantage is also that it is faster."


Africa Has S***loads Of Resources — Trump May Have Provoked The World’s 2nd Largest Continent To Detach Itself From The Old World

January 18th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

Anyone who knows me — or has read my resume below — will understand why I have to comment on the horrendous outburst by the President of the United States on January 11th. I heard Jesse Watters on Fox News explain that the s***hole remarks were just harmless bar talk, but if we can agree that the White House is in fact the office of the most powerful administration in the world — and not a bar — then the following will make sense. If you think the White House is in fact a bar, you have nothing to worry about and I would suggest you stop reading further



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