Archive for the ‘Malawi’ Category

How Bitcoin Is Saving Wasted Energy and Expanding Financial Freedom in Africa

Via Bitcoin Magazine, a look at how Bitcoin is monetizing stranded energy, financing electrical infrastructure, and empowering millions in Africa: Hundreds of millions of Africans face two problems holding them back from progress: 600 million lack electricity, while virtually all 1.4 billion people on the continent lack high-quality currency. Compare this to the US, Northern […]

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Mining Bitcoin: Powering Africa Villages

Via Unherd, a report on how cryptocurrency can be a liberating force in Africa by bringing electricity to those who need it: Bondo is a scattered cluster of villages in a remote region of Malawi near the border with Mozambique. It sits in the foothills of Mount Mulanje, where residents rely on their feet for […]

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Mining Will Revive Malawi’s Economy says Minister

Via WhyAfrica, a report on Malawi’s economy: It is a humid spring morning in August when I walk into the office of Minister Chang’anamuno on the third floor of Government Building in Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi. Outside, more and more vehicles join the snaking queue of drivers eagerly awaiting the arrival of fuel at […]

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Malawi’s Surprise Plan for Farming Through Climate Disaster

Courtesy of The Daily Beast, a look at Malawi’s plan to grow its dairy industry, one farming staple that could weather the climate crisis: Malawi is home to only 19.1 million people—a small population by any standard. Yet according to the U.N., more than 2.8 million Malawians currently face starvation—nearly 15 percent of the entire […]

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Africa’s Rare-Earth Rush: Blessing or Curse?

Courtesy of  The Africa Report, a look at Africa’s rare earths sector: To move away from Western dependence on China, the rare earth sector’s undisputed leader, the time has come for an all-out search for new sources of supply. And Africa is at the centre of this battle. The technology sectors – led by smartphones […]

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