Eco Africa: The Environment Magazine

DW's Eco Africa showcases innovative concepts and best practice projects from Africa and Europe and presents environment and climate change ideas that inspire others to get on board or start something of their own. The show offers insight and moves people to help protect the environment.

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Turning trash into treasure with an app


A Nigerian mobile app called Trashcoin connects waste producers to recyclers in real time. Plus it gives users direct incentives like the ability to pay utilities with points gathered from their plastic waste.


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Using school gardens to raise eco-awareness


In Senegal, environmental protection is not part of the official school curriculum. Still, some schools and teachers are taking on the issue by planting organic gardens in schoolyards where students can learn by doing.


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Dealing with waste and environmental problems


Kenya's island of Lamu is burdened by a deluge of plastic waste. Now a facility on the island is processing this waste into a valuable material that can even be used to keep some of the island's traditions alive.


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Safeguarding Western chimpanzees


The disappearance of chimpanzees is accelerating in Guinea Conakry due to poaching, as well as timber and mineral exploitation. To reverse it, one project is raising chimpanzees and preparing them for a return to the wild.


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Illuminating rural houses in Ghana’s north


In Ghana’s Upper West region, a small startup is mounting solar-powered and cost-effective mini-grids across light-poor communities. It also distributes rechargeable solar lamps to its members.


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Boats as an eco alternative to traffic jams


Waterways can be a part of the solution when it comes to traffic jams. More and more people are commuting with boats. This trend reduces emissions and helps people arrive on time at their destinations.


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Protecting Rwanda's Akegera National Park


Wildlife used to thrive in Akegare National Park in Rwanda. After years of wildlife-human conflicts, the government and local community are working to restore its natural beauty.


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 2022-12-23  5m
 
 

A life without chocolate?


The cocoa industry is a major driver of deforestation in West Africa. The German startup Planet A Foods is producing innovative chocolate products -- made from oats!


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 2022-12-23  4m
 
 

Ivory Coast: women on the frontline of eco-awareness


In Ivory Coast, a new generation of young women encourage environmental protection through community outreach and raising awareness among the most vulnerable populations.


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 2022-12-23  4m
 
 

Uganda: Russian fertilizers drive prices through the roof


A scientist is now producing organic fertilizer in a bid to create a cheaper and more viable alternative to imports.


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 2022-11-25  2m