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27 08 2022 | 07:08

‘It’s On a Different Dimension’: Inside Africa’s Most Toxic City

KABWE, Zambia – Dump trucks carrying tons of lead deposits barrel down dirt roads; ores spilling over the sides just metres away from children playing on grassless yards. Nearby, smelters…

27 08 2022 | 07:05

Severe drought threatens gains of education sector in north eastern

Barely one year after Sahara Noor completed her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) at Khalalio Girls Secondary School, she stares at a bleak future after her parents were pushed into…

27 08 2022 | 07:03

At least 38 people killed as ‘tornado of fire’ rages in northern Algeria

Algerian firefighters were on Thursday battling a string of blazes, fanned by drought and a blistering heatwave, that have killed at least 38 people and left destruction in their wake.

27 08 2022 | 07:00

China waives interest-free loans for 17 African countries

African countries can now breathe a sigh of relief, after China, the largest government creditor to African economies, said it will waive 23 interest-free loans borrowed by 17 African nations. The…

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…

22 08 2022 | 07:44

Climate change in Cameroon and it’s consequences

In a recent report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) showed the difference between 1.5°C and 2°C of global warming. But unless we reduce emissions rapidly, the world is likely to…

22 08 2022 | 07:32

Upcoming Green Hydrogen Projects in Africa

The green hydrogen sector is still in its infancy in Africa, but with its phased expansion, the continent could reduce reliance on fossil fuels, lower carbon emissions and address long-standing…

22 08 2022 | 07:27

Africa getting just 12% of financing needed to adapt to climate change -report

2020 finance flows $29.5 bn vs needed $250 bln Turns up pressure on rich countries ahead of COP27 Hurdles include infrastructure, skills, data LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Africa is getting just 12%…

17 08 2022 | 17:23

Algeria’s hydrocarbon sector to support growth in 2022

Non-hydrocarbon sectors in Algeria are expected to recover to pre-pandemic levels in 2022 and trade and budget balances will also show a marked improvement this year, according to the latest edition…

17 08 2022 | 17:20

Amnesty for illegal water and electricity connection

The City of Tshwane has urged residents with illegal water and electricity connections to apply for amnesty and avoid criminal charges.

17 08 2022 | 17:19

SOUTH AFRICA: CFA launches call for low-carbon projects

As part of the Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) programme, the British High Commission in South Africa is launching a call for low-carbon projects that contribute to climate change mitigation and…

17 08 2022 | 17:17

MOZAMBIQUE: Solarcentury joins forces with RESA and Checunda for a 100 MWp solar park

Solar energy provider Solarcentury Africa has signed an agreement with Renewable Energy Services Africa (RESA) and Checunda Investimentos to build a 100 MWp solar PV plant in Chimuara. The project is…

17 08 2022 | 17:15

SENEGAL: Gauff trains 247 youths in the installation of solar photovoltaic systems

As part of the project to electrify 300 villages in Senegal, the Senegalese subsidiary of the German consulting group Gauff Engineering is training 247 young people in the installation of solar…

17 08 2022 | 17:14

Masdar signs a deal to develop renewable energy with TANESCO

Masdar announced an agreement with TANESCO to develop renewable energy projects with a total capacity of up to 2GW. Abdulla Zayed, Head of Business Development and Investment at Masdar and Maharage…

17 08 2022 | 17:13

BURKINA FASO: The Nagréongo solar power plant is commissioned as a PPP project

The government of Burkina Faso is inaugurating the Nagréongo photovoltaic solar power plant. With a capacity of 30 MWp, the plant was built under a public-private partnership (PPP) involving the…

17 08 2022 | 17:10

AFRICA: AfDB pushes for SDRs for climate resilience

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is taking steps to strengthen climate finance in Africa. After estimating that Africa will need $1.6 trillion to cope with the effects of climate change by 2030,…

17 08 2022 | 17:10

Cameroon PV-Hybrid Installation

Aptech Africa recently commissioned a PV-hybrid system in Cameroon in a project funded by UNDP. This system includes 18.36 KWp of roof-mounted PV generation with 25.2 KWh of lithium ion battery…

17 08 2022 | 17:10

Nigeria secures $1.5bn loan for solar projects

Nigeria has secured a $1.5 billion loan facility from the US-EXIM Bank to deliver solar power infrastructure in 10 different locations across the country. This was disclosed by the Chief Executive…

17 08 2022 | 17:08

GAMBIA: FAO installs 34 solar irrigation systems for 6 600 farmers

As climatic hazards take their toll on the arid rural areas of The Gambia, 34 solar irrigation systems will contribute to the resilience of 6 600 local farmers. This is an initiative of the UN Food…

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