25 Degrees provides a detailed profile on the Ivory Coast.
An in-depth country profile on the Western African country of Togo.
Zimbabwe has been characterised by political unrest and turmoil. The 2013 national elections will hopefully pave the way to a less tumultuous future.
Website: An in-depth view of Senegal’s geography and economic as well as energy assessment.
Website: A country profile of the thriving Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.
The Western-African country of Liberia has seen dramatic economic growth over the past five years. In 2006 the national budget was US$86-million. Five years later, in 2011, the budget was US$ 580-million. 25 Degrees in Africa looks at the country’s successes and challenges.
Known as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda has made significant economic progress. This small, land-locked country’s economy continued to grow strongly in 2011 and significant progress in poverty reduction has been achieved, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) report, Fourth Review Under the Policy Support Instrument and Request for Modification of Assessment Criteria. In recent years, economic activity was driven by a large increase in agricultural output, robust exports and strong domestic demand.
Mali is a Western African country with a population of more than 14-million people. The country struggles to provide power to all its residents as the government faces various challenges to secure and sustain energy supply.
Liberia still recovers from a civil war that took more than 14 years to resolve. It is the oldest African republic and is mostly inhabited by indigenous Africans. There is an opportunity to satisfy the country’s energy needs by investing in renewable energy.
While Sierra Leone is slowly recovering from a civil war that ended in 2002, experts are upbeat about the country’s ability to become energy-efficient. Several projects and studies are underway, especially in the hydroelectric sector, to achieve this as Sierre Leone needs to find the correct energy mix to support the country’s development goals.