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Kenya Power, the country’s electricity distribution company, has announced plans to install electric car charging stations across the country, beginning in Nairobi.
The organization intends to build electric vehicle charging stations along Kenya’s major highways and traffic arteries, as well as in public access areas in the country’s major cities.
According to the UN-affiliated Global E-Waste Monitor report, nearly 54 million metric tons of e-waste were generated around the world in 2019. Rwanda is one of only 13 countries in Africa that have passed national legislation regarding e-waste regulation, according to the report. And it has led to the first official recycling and refurbishing facility in the country.
In the last century, the Sahara Desert expanded by more than 10%, now covering an area of more than 3.3 million square miles (8.6 million square kilometers) and spanning 11 countries in the north of Africa.
Within the next decade, the Great Green Wall initiative hopes to restore 100 million hectares of land between Senegal in the west and Djibouti in the east, creating a 15-kilometer-wide (9 miles) and 8,000-kilometer-long (5,000 miles) mosaic of trees, vegetation, grasslands, and plants.
Out of 1.3 billion Africans, there are 477 million unique mobile subscribers, with the mobile industry contributing $155 billion to the continent’s GDP in 2019, according to data from the Global Systems for Mobile Communications (GSMA).