Thursday, June 20, 2019
TRADE Union Congress of Tanzania (TUCTA) yesterday applauded the enactment of Public Service Social Security Fund Act to merge the various pension funds into two schemes. The trade union apex body welcomed the move, saying the merger will lead to...
Renewable energy technologies have experienced dramatic cost declines in recent years, triggering a lasting surge in renewable energy development, writes Markus Steigenberger, international director of Berlin-based think tank Agora Energiewende. Advances in renewable technology in combination with growing concerns about the...
Growthpoint Properties, the first South African company and real estate investment trust to issue a green bond programme on the JSE, celebrated the occasion with a bit of fanfare on Wednesday morning, 25 April. An extremely exhilarating countdown moment during @growthpoint Properties...
Laúca Hydropower Plant is about to become the largest hydropower plant in Angola, as the newly commissioned third power generation group brings the current installed power capacity to over 1,000MW. With these three generation groups in full operation, out of...
Wärtsilä is set to engineer, manufacture and deliver a 130MW Flexicycle power plant, which will form an integral part of Senegal's energy future. The Flexicycle solution is based on a gas, multi-fuel, or liquid fuel power plant combined with a...
The African Union last year embarked on a series of reformswith an aim to improve efficiency and impact of the organ on the continental population. The reforms cover multiple aspects, including self-financing, among others. The New Times’Collins Mwai caught up with Dr...
The government has rolled out the second phase of the Sh15 billion Last Mile electricity project that will see more than 2.5 million households connected to the national grid. Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter said that the second phase will include the...
Orange wants to be much more than a telecoms operator in Africa. We want to be a provider of essential services for our customers.” – Bruno Mettling, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa. As part of its diversification plan...
The deals market in Africa will be slower this year than in 2017, but the region’s financial services sector is on the rise and looking to invest in technology, according to a new report. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) across financial...
With the US and China slapping tariffs on each other and agreements like NAFTA being revised, free trade isn’t likely to emerge unscathed. Africa, however, is bucking the trend with its African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Last month, forty-four African heads...
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