Artisanal small gold miners at work in Kenya

Second phase of planetGOLD doubles countries addressing mercury in ASGM

Since 2019, the Global Environment Facility-funded planetGOLD program has supported countries in addressing mercury use in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM). Now, the program is set to expand, adding 15 additional countries: Bolivia, Ghana, Honduras, Madagascar, Nigeria, Republic of the…
A busy market in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: ariyo olasunkanmi/Shutterstock.

Renewable energy is the only way to fuel African growth

Public-private partnerships are proving to be an effective way of solving Nigeria's energy supply crisis My country, Nigeria, will soon become the third most populous country in the world, reaching a forecast 400 million people in 2050. This demographic growth is happening at an incredible speed.…

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