Map showing the percentage of population with access to electricity. Source: World Bank, 2011-2015.

African Hydropower News

A.J. Rohn

The construction of hydroelectric dams in Sub-Saharan Africa provides the opportunity to bring more power to the region and prepare for rapidly growing populations and offers benefits to health, agriculture, and more

Climate change in the Sahel has resulted in dried lakes, unemployed fishermen, droughts, flooding, conflict, and food insecurity. Map: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment report on Ecosystems and Human Well-Being Desertification Synthesis.

Climate Change and Development

A.J. Rohn

Researchers with the London School of Economics and Political Science published a report as part of the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies project that looks into reconciling economic development and poverty alleviation with climate change.

Ebola outbreak distribution map for West Africa. Source: CDC, October 10, 2014.

How the Ebola Outbreak has Highlighted Ignorance of Africa’s Geography

Caitlin Dempsey

Despite the Ebola outbreak currently only affecting three countries that together make up less than 2% of the total area of Africa, the perception among some is that the entire continent of Africa is currently at risk.

Using Remote Sensing to Combat Poverty

Rebecca Maxwell

Remote sensing, the practice of gathering information about objects without being physically near them, has had many practical uses for ...