Daily Archives: October 22, 2015

Al Jazeera English’s UpFront interview with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (Video)

In a wide-ranging and exclusive interview with Al Jazeera English’s flagship current affairs show, UpFront, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari pledged to defeat Boko Haram by December but also acknowledged he would be willing to negotiate with the group to secure the release of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls. read more

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New momentum for off-grid renewables: EUR 200–400 million for solar- and wind-diesel hybrid and storage projects with a focus on mines

THEnergy signs a contract with an international renewable energy finance company to support in the development of a pipeline for off-grid projects read more

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IFAD new financing to strengthen inland fisheries and aquaculture, and to boost food and nutrition security in the Republic of the Congo

The Republic of the Congo and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed today a US$17.56 million agreement to finance an inland fisheries and aquaculture project (PD-PAC) in the northern departments of Cuvette, Cuvette-Ouest, Sangha and Plateaux. The funding includes a $7.7 million IFAD loan, a $ 0.5 million IFAD grant, a contribution of $3.17 million from the government of the Congo and $2.5 million from the project’s beneficiaries. read more

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Ethiopia Targets to Triple its Number of Visitors

Although Ethiopia is among the top six countries with the most UNESCO heritage sites in Africa, it has not completely utilized the potential of its tourism industry. To alter this fact, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MoCT) targets to triple the annual number of visitors to more than 2.5 million in the next four years. read more

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Africa Hospital Expansion Summit

For the third consequent year, LNoppen organised in partnership with EAHF the Africa Hospital Expansion Summit. After 2 successful years in South Africa and Zambia, the 3rd edition took place in Mozambique, where the government is having big plans for new public hospitals and where also private operators such as Lenmed Health are looking for further expansion. read more

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Solar boost to release Africa’s untapped energy potential

The best of British expertise and ingenuity will be applied to take on the low levels of electricity access in Africa as part of a campaign to accelerate the expansion of the household solar market, International Development Minister Grant Shapps announced today. read more

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Call for papers: POWER-GEN Africa, DistribuTECH Africa to focus on sustainability

PennWell Corporation, the organisers of the fourth annual POWER-GEN Africa and third DistribuTECH Africa conference and exhibition, have announced the Call for Papers for both events now open, with a deadline for abstract submissions of 6 January 2016. read more

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