East Africa

Nairobi’s informal workers struggle under lockdown

Small businesses and workers in the informal sector are struggling under the lockdown in Nairobi, but many are ineligible for government funds meant to help the vulnerable. Tom Collins reports from the city

Ethiopian droughts prompt hydro rethink

Despite its big hydropower projects, Ethiopia needs to produce more power from wind and solar, as the country’s director of environment and climate change explains

Technology boosts Kenyan pastoralists

Kenya’s pastoralists often receive less for animals sold at local markets than they are worth, but new digitisation processes could help them to achieve a fairer price. Tom Collins reports

Zimbabwe’s lockdown of contradictions

With a history of police violence and political oppression, the COVID-19 lockdown runs a precarious course in Zimbabwe. Tendai Marima reports …