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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...
FinDev Canada, Canada’s development finance institution, has annoucned its first transaction, a $10m investment in M-KOPA, a ‘pay-as-you-go’ energy provider to off-grid homes in Kenya. M-KOPA has connected 600,000 homes across Africa, providing 75 million hours of kerosene-free lighting each...
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has signed a US$200mn three-year term loan facility, to be used for general corporate purposes, including facilitating trade. Mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners on the facility were First Abu Dhabi Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of...
At the annual AfricaCom conference today, pan-African ICT investor, Convergence Partners and 4Di Group announced a recently concluded acquisition of a significant minority stake in ESET Southern Africa by Convergence Partners.  ESET Southern Africa is the local distributor and...
(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...
ENGIE Africa expands its footprint in West Africa by acquiring two companies, namely Afric Power and Tieri, specialising in energy services in the region. The energy solutions provider noted that the companies based in Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Mali...
Tongaat Hulett aims to expand its business in Angola and other African nations that rely on sugar imports, in line with a strategy to bulk up in the central and southern region of the continent, the company said on...
Investec Asset Management Private Equity (Investec) has divested its equity holding in Ashwah Holdings (Ashwah), parent company of Daraju Industries (Daraju), by selling its significant minority stake back to the company. Daraju is a leading Nigerian manufacturer of high-quality and...
Ethiopian Airlines has signed an agreement with South African aerospace company Aerosud to establish a joint-venture manufacturing company. The Joint Venture Aerospace Company will manufacture and supply various aircraft parts to Boeing, Airbus and other aerospace companies. The manufacturing facilities are...
Nigeria has enjoyed strong economic growth rates in the last two decades, benefiting from rising oil prices and expansion of non-oil sectors. The plunge in oil prices in 2014 induced fiscal pressures and foreign currency shortages, and spilled over...
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