Pulse #29 - Green Agenda: Ghana's Wakanda pilgrimage site, Nigeria pushes home solar kits & tells Shell to pay, & East Africa’s commercial electric tuk-tuks
The Data Room
More than half of African countries have no drone-related legislation. Of those that do, 21% have banned the technology - the largest share of any continent. Another 13% of countries have an effective ban on the technology (e.g. due to difficulty in obtaining necessary permissions from the Aviation Authority, despite drones being legal). Drone innovation has benefited the Continent, e.g. in their use to deliver medical supplies to remote villages in Rwanda and Ghana. However as commercial applications of drones advance and the risk to privacy increases, advanced legislation is needed to protect against the threat of widespread surveillance.
Numbers in the Spotlight
(USD400mn) will be paid by Shell to the Ejama-Ebubu community in southern Nigeria, as the Supreme Court of Nigeria upheld their 2010 conviction for the 1970 oil spill
(25mn) in underserved and off-grid communities in Nigeria will benefit from the government’s rollout of 5mn solar home kits
(USD10mn) in institutional debt funding has been raised by Planet42 - a South African car subscription platform providing personal vehicle finance to the underbanked