Rwanda set for cool-planet talks on AC refrigerants, appliances

Rwanda set for cool-planet talks on AC refrigerants, appliances

Rwanda is ready to host international climate talks with air conditioning refrigerants at the forefront, as nearly 200 countries try to work out a deal to remove hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) from the environment faster. The week-long meeting in Kigali begins Saturday, where national delegates will discuss an amendment to the Montreal…

Morocco files long-awaited AU membership request

Morocco files long-awaited AU membership request

Morocco has submitted an official request to join the African Union (AU), more than four decades after leaving the AU over the disputed Western Sahara territory and ongoing clashes over its sovereignty. Moroccan foreign affairs adviser Taieb Fassi Fihri, meeting Thursday with AU Commission Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, told…

Morocco’s solar power gamble

Beaming in the desert, 10 kilometers away from the mountainous city of Ouarzazate, lies Noor, the world’s biggest solar power station. Spread across an area of some 30 square kilometers, the first-of-its kind complex is expected to generate 580MW and power more than 1 million homes when fully completed in…

Monica Gitau

Monica is a freelance journalist based in Kenya