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Mineral resources behind the U.S push to Africa

Mineral resources behind the U.S push to Africa

As public interest in African affairs briefly found a place in mainstream talking points following a controversial viral video campaign about Ugandan rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), both the United States and the African Union are mobilizing military forces to Central Africa to counter further threats to civilian safety posed by the group.

GAMBIA: Bringing power to the people

GAMBIA: Bringing power to the people

In The Gambia, fuelwood (firewood and charcoal) is the dominant energy resource, particularly in the domestic sector and rural areas, accounting for more than 80 per cent of the total energy consumed, followed by petroleum products, which account for around 17 per cent of the country’s total primary energy needs, and electricity.

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