The Africa Center Newsroom

Read this recent article from  and  published by The Conversation, which discusses renewable energy projects, and the importance of collaboration, in South Africa.

Power to the people: renewable energy projects must be a collaborative effort 

Photo Credit: The Conversation: Solar panels are installed at a project in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. Copyright Droogfontein Solar Power

Director, Kathy Galvin was in southern Colorado in mid-September with the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy of Colorado. She was at home in the canyonlands of south-east Colorado as they are similar to the drylands of Kenya. Can you pick her out? She’s right in the middle, sitting, with a blue t-shirt and a purple shirt over her shoulders.

In this article , Rector and Vice-Chancellor at Stellenbosch University discusses how African universities can impact global sustainability through collaboration.  

It's Hot In Here

Placing the wealth of knowledge at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) in conversation with Ann Arbor and the World, "It's Hot in Here" ushered in "a new era in environmentally themed college talk radio, 2008.  Anthropologist Rebecca Harding, scholar and research scientist is an Associate Professor in the U. of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, is the Co-Host of "It's Hot In Here" engaging graduate students and diverse professional experts. 

This recent show on "Science and Social Conflicts in Climate Planning:  The View from Ethiopia", brought listeners more than an hour of in-depth analysis and lively conversation on the challenges of climate change planning, both in Ethiopia and across the diverse governance landscape of East and North Africa.

IHIH hosts Rebecca Hardin and Katie Browne, and guest host Arman Golrokhian are joined by three delightful and distinguished guests: Benjamin Morse returned Peace Corps Volunteer and current SNRE student; Dr. Kelly Askew Department of Anthropology and the Department of African and Afroamerican Studies (DAAS); and Professor Laura Beny U. of Michigan Law School.

Listen:  08.28.2015: Science and Social Conflicts in Climate Planning: The View from Ethiopia

Read Quirin Schiermeier's article on the threat of snakebites in Africa, "Africa braced for snakebite crisis".



The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) News Blog provides readers with a terrific collection of stories, many specifically addressing news out of Africa!

Read ILRI for news stories and posts about livestock technologies, environment sustainability, climate adaptation, and animal agriculture.

Read the interesting work of Jacob Kushner, as he discusses energy in rural Africa.

Reported in The Current E-News, the Hach Walk for Water, held in Loveland, CO, gave participants a taste of the challenges faced around the world by people who have to walk for miles to collect and carry a heavy load of water.

The project being supported by the 2015 Hach Walk for Water will be the purchase and installation of a Living Water Treatment System for the people of Kunya, Kenya. The Kunya Village is home to 5,600 people without access to safe water.

Read about the current situation of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Michael Fischetti's blog for Scientific American highlights the misinterpretation of Africa's size.