Guinean teacher builds a dam to power up his entire village

The West African nation of Guinea has significant hydroelectric potential (estimated at 6,000 MW) but, currently, only 2% of that amount is being exploited, providing access to only one out of every four Guineans. Last April, the government said it intended to connect...

Secondary School Now Free in Ghana

While primary education has been free in Ghana since 1995, the government recently moved to make public high school free as well. Calling it a “necessary investment in the nation’s future workforce,” free high school was a major campaign promise of President...

Kenya Models Rule of Law in Presidential Election Bid

Kenya’s Supreme Court ruled on September 1st that the results of the presidential elections which were held on August 8, 2017, are invalid due to serious irregularities  and ordered a re-run within 60 days. The Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC)...

Rwanda’s Largest Solar Field Also Empowers Orphans

To increase electricity access in Rwanda, a 42-acre solar field was constructed on land leased from Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village 60 kilometers from Kigali. The youth village is a boarding school that houses around 500 orphans from the 1994 Rwanda genocide which left...