Thursday, April 18, 2019
Eskom has rubbished weekend news reports that a World Bank loan may be recalled. Despite a recent board overhaul, the embattled power utility was downgraded by rating’s agency Moody’s late Friday. It faces further downgrades if it’s not able to service...
(Ecofin Agency) - CDC Investment, the British institution for development financing, announced in a statement, it has signed a cooperation framework-agreement with China-Africa Development Fund (CAD Fund), a Chinese investment fund focused on Africa. The agreement aims to strengthen relations...
China’s largest state-owned aluminum producer is pushing further into Africa to secure supplies of raw materials used to make the metal. Aluminum Corp. of China Ltd.’s Hong Kong unit plans to invest as much as $164 million in the Boffa...
The broad-based slowdown in sub-Saharan Africa is easing, and growth is expected to pick up to 2.6% in 2017 from last year’s 1.4%, the IMF said in its latest Regional Economic Outlook for sub-Saharan Africa. A recovery in oil production...
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and Harith General Partners (Harith), acting on behalf of its portfolio company Aldwych Holdings Limited, are pleased to announce final close of the merger of their respective electricity generation assets into a new operating company,...
A subsidiary of New Sparta Asset Management, New Sparta Energy (NSE) was established in 2017 to identify, develop, build and operate power generation assets in Africa, with a focus on renewables, and to sub-advise NSAM on Africa strategy. Our in-house...
Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd.’s infant formula business has drawn interest from companies including Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc and Perrigo Co., as the largest African drugmaker evaluates options for the business, people familiar with the matter said. Family-owned French dairy group Lactalis and Australia’s...
Investec Asset Management (Investec), through its African private equity capability, has made a follow-on growth equity investment alongside its consortium partners into Mobisol, one of Africa’s leading providers of off-grid solar home systems (SHS). Investec made an initial equity investment...
Africa’s telecommunication giant MTN is said to start selling about a third of its Ghanaian unit worth $754 million representing 35 percent of the $2 billion next week in an initial public offering. This will be 10 times larger than...
Telkom Kenya, the third largest mobile phone provider by subscription has announced a partnership with American Tower Corporation for the acquisition of tower masts in Kenya which expands the American company’s hold in Kenya. The two companies announced that they...
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