Zimbabwe: Forest Carbon Programme Not All It Seems

[IPS] Bulawayo -The efficacy of attempts to sustainably manage forests and conserve and enhance forest carbon stocks in Zimbabwe is increasingly coming under scrutiny as new research warns that the politics of access and control over forests and their carbon is challenging conventional understanding.

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South Africa: How Pretoria Needs to Fix Its Electricity Crisis

[allAfrica] South Africans have in recent years joined the ranks of those on the continent suffering from regular power cuts. While the government has accepted responsibility for failing to anticipate the energy needs of a growing economy during former President Thabo Mbeki’s administration, the most recent outages sweeping the country have been triggered by a failure to maintain existing power stations and poor corporate governance within Eskom, the state-owned energy utility – problems which government ministers

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