Friday, February 15, 2019
The African Development Bank disbursed more than €71 million for the construction of a 714 km high voltage power line. The infrastructure which will link N’Zérékoré (Guinea) and Sanankoroba (Mali), will enable the electrification of 201 villages and provide a...
UK’s next generation utility, BBOXX, has unveiled pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar systems in towns and cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The company collaborated with manufacturer of components for solar energy systems, Victron Energy, on this venture. A joint press...
Ethiopian President Mulartu Teshome inaugurated the Reppie waste-to-energy facility, Africa’s first waste-to-energy facility set up in the country. President Mulatu during the inauguration event said investment in energy projects is crucial if Ethiopia is to achieve its aim of becoming...
The African Development Bank (ADB) is set to back coal-fired projects in Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal in a departure from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) policy, which has a ban on fossil fuels. Kenya is developing a one-gigawatt generator near...
Rehabilitation of the strategic Tororo-Kamdini highway of Uganda is expected begin in February of 2019. This comes after the country was able to secure the projects funding worth US $157m from the World Bank. Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) station engineer,...
UseKamba, or Kamba for short, is an Angola-based fintech startup. Its mobile wallet application allows users to transfer funds between each other, buy airtime and pay bills. “The main reason behind the existence of Kamba is the need to revolutionise,...
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET), a public liability company owned by the government of Nigeria, has inked a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Qua Iboe Power Plant (QIPP) to develop a $1.1bn power plant in Akwa Ibom. The move comes after...
Kwekwe Municipal in Zimbabwe is set to embark on a road rehabilitation exercise after receiving US $1m from the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara). According to Kwekwe Mayor Councillor Matenda Madzoke, it took the intervention of Mbizo legislator Cde Vongainashe Mupereri for Zinara to...
Construction of  phase one of US $190m Al Houara project in Morocco is set to be completed by the end of 2018 with the opening scheduled for the beginning of the second quarter of 2019. According to Abdullah Bin Hamad al-Attiyah,...
Wala, a Cape Town-based blockchain start-up, is gearing up to roll out zero-fee banking services to the unbanked and underbanked in Uganda. Founded by a pair of Americans, the company has partnered with a Ugandan microfinance institution to enable customers...
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