Yearly Archives: 2008

Mali: Jatropha Oil Lights Up Villages

Some 700 communities in Mali have installed biodiesel generators powered by oil from the hardy Jatropha curcas plant to meet their energy need.

Categories: AFRICA, ENVIRONMENT IN AFRICA, Mali

Mali Music: Balafon museum for Sikasso

I’ve just seen a post on the African Press Association website about a new African xylophone museum to be created in Sikasso.

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African poetry : RATENG AND BRIDE – Alila

In this epic poem Joseph R Alila pleads with the hero (Rateng’) to abandon a lifelong ambition of reigning in a killer, illusive Bride, and redeeming his honor and Ramogi people’s collective pride.

Categories: AFRICA, BOOKS ABOUT AFRICA, Kenya

Africa Mali Environment : All it takes to save the lakes from climate change is money

We must ask ourselves if we are really going to let life-saving projects like this, which are directly related to climate change, go unfunded? (UN Special Adviser on Conflict, Jan Egeland)

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