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Maina Waruru

End of statelessness in sight for Shona as Kenya issues birth certificates

08 Oct 2019

NAIROBI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Happiness Kapota will remember forever the day when her children lined up in Nairobi to receive their birth certificates.

Crowdfunded solar panels aim to supercharge business in Africa

15 Oct 2018

KISII, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Like many small-scale farmers in densely populated Kisii County in western Kenya, James and Janet Torori long depended on bananas, maize and a single dairy cow for food and income.

FEATURE-Crowdfunded solar panels aim to supercharge business in Africa

15 Oct 2018

KISII, Kenya, Oct 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Like many small-scale farmers in densely populated Kisii County in western Kenya, James and Janet Torori long depended on bananas, maize and a single dairy cow for food and income.

FEATURE-As drought saps hydropower, steam may keep Kenya boiling along

20 Apr 2018

NAIROBI, April 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In February, Kenyans awoke to news that has become an annual ritual: Authorities were considering temporarily shutting down hydropower dams, the country’s largest source of electricity.

'Consistently cheaper' clean energy set to connect world's poor: power experts

26 Jan 2018

ABU DHABI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With the costs of creating electricity from solar power and wind continuing to fall, electricity from renewable energy will soon be “consistently cheaper” than electricity from fossil fuels, according to the head of the world’s renewable energy agency.

"Consistently cheaper" clean energy set to connect world's poor - power experts

26 Jan 2018

ABU DHABI, Jan 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With the costs of creating electricity from solar power and wind continuing to fall, electricity from renewable energy will soon be “consistently cheaper” than electricity from fossil fuels, according to the head of the world’s renewable energy agency.

Hit by wild weather, Africa moves to modernize its forecasting

14 Dec 2017

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After five years of poor rains, Mcharo Mwanyumba, a farmer in southeast Kenya, was looking forward to a bumper harvest of maize and millet from his 6-acre (2.4-hectare) plot this August.

Hit by wild weather, Africa moves to modernise its forecasting

14 Dec 2017

NAIROBI, Dec 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After five years of poor rains, Mcharo Mwanyumba, a farmer in southeast Kenya, was looking forward to a bumper harvest of maize and millet from his 6-acre (2.4-hectare) plot this August.

Can crowd funding help scale up solar power for Africa's poor?

26 Apr 2017

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Ronald Van Harten arrived in Kenya from the Netherlands in 2015 he was determined to invest in solar-powered equipment for homes across Africa, make a profit and help the rural poor get energy.

Biofuels could cut transport emissions – but food may be at risk

02 Mar 2017

ABU DHABI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Growing use of electric vehicles around the world is helping lower climate changing emissions, but some means of transport will be hard to electrify, particularly air travel and shipping, energy experts say.

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