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27 08 2022 | 07:00

The 40 megawatts Kisumu solar photovoltaic plant project in Kenya

Construction works can begin on the 40 megawatts Kisumu solar photovoltaic plant, in the lakeside region of Kenya. The implementation of the 40 MWp installation recently received the Kenyan…

17 08 2022 | 17:01

CFAO Kenya invests in OFGEN Limited to contribute to carbon neutrality

CFAO Kenya Limited a subsidiary of CFAO group (Corporation for Africa and Overseas) proceeds to invest in OFGEN Limited a leader of solar PV installation for commercial and industrial use in East…

07 08 2022 | 09:06

Kenya launches climate change calculator in first for East Africa

Kenya has a new bespoke energy and emissions model to help it achieve climate change goals in the newly launched Kenya Carbon Emission Reduction Tool. The interactive energy model, the first in East…

07 08 2022 | 08:40

Clean energy training in rural Kenya helps citizens

Rural communities in Kenya are learning about the benefits of clean energy through training they are receiving from the Green Africa Foundation. The Green Africa Foundation (GAF) has rolled out an…

01 08 2022 | 00:13


28 07 2022 | 20:16

KENYA: New law on sustainable waste management enacted

After months of controversy surrounding Kenya's Green Economy Implementation Plan (GEIP), the East African government has embarked on drafting a new law on sustainable waste management. The text is…

28 07 2022 | 20:14

Climate action ‘could prevent 6,000 child deaths a year’

[NAIROBI] The annual death rate of children under five years old in Africa could double to about 38,000 by 2049 compared with the decade 2005–2014, without cuts to rising carbon emissions, a study …

28 07 2022 | 19:48

A pursuit of profit over our environment

The effects of ICE vehicles on climate change date back to 1977 but today we have to live with the alarming stats of increasing climate change and its impact in our communities. We keep hearing…

22 07 2022 | 10:43

KENYA: In Nairobi, two TotalEnergies stations will collect electronic waste

With Kenya generating 3,000 tonnes of electronic waste every year, TotalEnergies' Ngong Road and Gigiri service stations will collect used appliances from households in the capital Nairobi.

22 07 2022 | 10:41

KENYA: Unit 6 of the Olkaria I geothermal power plant is operational

In Kenya, the energy company Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has announced the commissioning of unit 6 of the Olkaria I geothermal power plant in the Rift Valley. The new facility…

22 07 2022 | 10:14

KENYA: Coca-Cola spends $2m to upgrade its Kisumu wastewater treatment plant

The Kenyan subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) has announced a $2 million investment to improve the management of wastewater discharged from its Equator Bottlers plant in Kisumu, western…

19 07 2022 | 12:02

How Kenya is flooding in a drought – video

For more than 10 years, Kenya’s great lakes have been flooding, displacing hundreds of thousands of people as rising water levels leave towns and villages almost completely submerged. Flooding is…

12 07 2022 | 07:42

Driving 2-wheel e-mobility for climate friendly transportation in Ghana

Venture capital investor Persistent will partner with Ghana-based e-mobility company Solar Taxi which designs, locally assembles and distributes electric 2-wheel and 4-wheel vehicles for…

12 07 2022 | 07:38

AFRICA: Baobab+ secures €5 million loan for its solar kits in six countries

The impact investment platform Symbiotics is providing a $5 million loan to Baobab+, a French company specializing in electrification via solar home systems. The funding will allow the company to…

12 07 2022 | 07:28

KENYA: CFAO invests in Ofgen and enters the solar C&I market

Through its subsidiary CFAO Kenya, the Corporation for Africa and Overseas (CFAO) group announces an investment in Ofgen. The Nairobi, Kenya-based company installs solar power plants for commercial…

05 07 2022 | 08:47

Kenya and South Africa offer insights into digital economy challenges and alternatives

The World Bank is warning of the real danger of a massive economic downturn across the world. In a recent analysis it warned that many countries – including those in sub-Saharan Africa – will be…

05 07 2022 | 08:15

BENIN/TOGO: IFC lends $10m to Gozem for the deployment of 6,000 electric motorbikes

While petrol-powered motorbike taxis have become the main means of public transport in West Africa, mobility start-up Gozem will deploy a fleet of 6,000 electric motorbikes by 2023. The operation…

05 07 2022 | 07:14

Flood risk already affects 1.81 billion people. Climate change and unplanned urbanization could worsen exposure

Flooding is among the leading climatic threats to people’s livelihoods, affecting development prospects worldwide – a

23 06 2022 | 18:50

AFRICA: CrossBoundary mobilises $25m for solar mini-grid financing

The CrossBoundary Energy Access (CBEA) financing mechanism has announced the mobilisation of $25 million for the deployment of solar-powered mini-grids in sub-Saharan Africa. The funds are being…

14 06 2022 | 09:22

NGX seeks increased investment towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Nigerian Exchange Limited has called for an increase in long-term sustainable finance to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Chief Executive Officer, Temi…