Environment

The current state of hydropower in Africa

Hydropower uses moving water to generate electricity. As a continent rich in lakes and rivers, Africa has great hydropower potential. Tapping into this potential could lead to great developments. Using this renewable source of energy would mean cleaner and cheaper energy for the continent. There are some signs that certain

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The harmful consequences of poaching

PHILIPPA SUMNER In Africa poaching is sadly a common occurrence. Poaching is the illegal hunting or capturing of wild animals. All animals, including humans, have come from the same ancestor. All animals are of equal importance in the world. We cannot function without animals. Animals cannot function without humans. Just

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The impact of storms and flooding in Africa

THE IMPACT OF STORMS AND FLOODING IN AFRICA Flooding occurs when a body of water (such as a river or lake) overflows onto dry land. This is normally caused by periods of high rainfall. Floods can cause a lot of damage to land and buildings. They can also be very

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Wildlife tourism and what it means for Africa

WHAT IS TOURISM? The definition of tourism is the business of providing entertainment, transport or places to stay for someone who is on holiday. A tourist can be someone who comes from a different country, or just a different town. TOURISM IN AFRICA Tourism is hugely important in Africa. Beaches,

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Waste in cities and what we can do to help

LUCY CLAY WASTE IN CITIES Waste in cities is becoming a big problem. Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are growing very quickly. Between 2010 and 2035 the number of people in cities will more than double. By the middle of the century more than 1 billion people will live in urban

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