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Saharan Africa'>Sub-Saharan Africa alone accounts for c. 19 % of global potential of solar electricity. In Sahel and Horn of Africa the solar irradiance is more than 280 W/m2. Yet the continent’s share of the world’s generated solar energy is less than 1 %.

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The IMF's largest program in sub-Saharan#Africa  aims to promote sustained, inclusive growth and reduce #Angola 's dependency on oil. #IMFCountryFocus  #SundayReads 

Africa’s 3 largest economies, which account for almost 40% of the continent’s GDP, will continue to disappoint next year, causing sub-Saharan Africa’s growth to reach 3.2% in 2019 and 3.6% in 2020. Here's what else to expect from Africa in the year ahead..

Zero diversification: "Saharan'>Sub-Saharan Africa’s reliance on commodities shows no sign of diminishing any time soon, with most economies just as reliant on natural resource exports as they were in the mid-1990s” @SteveJohnson000 

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2020 will be another pivotal year for sub-SaharanAfrica. @CSISAfrica  presents its annual list of key countries and issues to watch this year:

Many people still without electricity live in rural areas and in Saharan Africa'>Sub-Saharan Africa, where 573 million people lack access. #YearinReview  in Charts:

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Of the 18 countries where fewer than a third of the population has access to electricity, all but one (Papua New Guinea) are in Saharan Africa'>Sub-Saharan Africa.

Internet speeds slow across sub-SaharanAfrica after two subsea cables break

"Saharan Africa'>Sub-Saharan Africa is just as dependent on agriculture as it was 40 years ago. At same time, the manufacturing sector’s share of overall economic activity has almost halved in Africa over the same period” @SteveJohnson000 

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Like other migrants around the world, the majority of migrants living in sub-SaharanAfrica still want to stay in their adopted countries, but the 64% of migrants who want to stay is the lowest percentage in the world.

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The government’s July statement claimed that the guns seen in the video are not those used by Cameroonian troops. But this is a Serbian-made Zastava M21. It’s rare in sub-SaharanAfrica, but it *is* used by some divisions of the Cameroonian army.

This is progress…The malaria death rate in sub-SaharanAfrica fell by 57% between 2000 and 2015. #WorldMalariaDay 

The malaria death rate in sub-SaharanAfrica has dropped by a stunning 57% since 2000. This progress is no accident…

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The world wastes 1.3 billion tons of food every year, says the UN. 🍎 in rich countries, 40% of that loss happens at the retail level 🥦 much of that food is thrown out over its appearance 🍊 rich countries waste as much food as sub-SaharanAfrica produces #WorldFoodDay 

It’s #WorldLionDay . 🦁 There are only 20,000 African lions left in the world today. 🦁 Their population has dropped 40% in recent years because of hunting and habitat loss. 🦁 They no longer exist in 12 sub-Saharan countries.

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#Ophelia has drawn Saharan dust north to the UK, making the sun appear red this morning. Photo credit: Kelly Norris

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WHEN THE BASS DROPS IN RADIOACTIVE BY IMAGINE DRAGONS I LITERALLY WANT TO CRY IN THE FETAL POSITION AND TRIBAL DANCE IN THE SAHARAN DESERT

Street lights have come on in some areas. Red/dark sky connected to #Ophelia  dragging in Saharan dust & Iberian wildfire smoke. Jo

The developed world wastes almost as much food as sub-SaharanAfrica produces in a given year

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Yikes. One state in the U.S. uses as much electricity as Saharan Africa'>Sub-Saharan Africa (minus S. Africa):

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