Pemba in northern Mozambique has seen a surge of new arrivals in step with investments to exploit off-shore gas deposits. (Photo/Flickr).

Why Natural Resource Discoveries Are More Than Just A Curse: The Case Of Mozambique

Mozambiques offshore natural gas discoveries in the Rovuma basin since 2009 have been nothing short of prolific. They are now valued at approximately 50 times the countrys gross domestic product.

The Nile cuts through Cairo and it's virtually Egypt's only source of fresh water. (Photo/CTSNOW/Flickr).

Over 300 Million Rely On It: Why The 11 Nations That Depend On The Nile Need To Reach A River Deal Soon

More than 80% of the water reaching Egypt comes from the Blue Nile which originates in Ethiopia.

The picturesque lake straddling Rwanda and the DR Congo has a dark side. (Photo/ Flickr/ Steve Evans)

What’s So Special About Kivu? Here’s Why Exploring For Oil In This Little Lake Is A Very Big Deal

There is over 60km of methane gas dissolved in the deep water of the lake; the supersaturated gas would release spontaneously if the deep water was displaced upward – just like a soda bottle pops when it is vigorously shaken

Smart Governments And Energy Entrepreneurs Can Lift Africa Out Of Its Energy Woes: Here’s How

Energy start-ups in Africa are all the rage today. But the few success stories shouldnt overshadow the fact that being an energy entrepreneur is a lot tougher than it seems – and providing energy is actually the state’s job

The two tasks that are the most time-hungry for African women is fetching water and collecting fuel, typically taking up half of a year's work (Photo/ Flickr/ Albert Gonzalez Farran, UNAMID)

What Has Men’s Love Of Sports Got To Do With Women Collecting Firewood? You Will Be Surprised

Poverty in Africa is not only a function of income, it is also a function of time. Because African women do the bulk of domestic chores, men have the time to love sports; they have time to have hobbies and acquire addictions.