Monthly Archives: April 2016

Top Zambian officials and industry leaders to speak at CBM-TEC Conference 2016

More than 30 of the top officials and industry leaders in Zambia will congregate at this year’s Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference (CBM-TEC) later this week. Top Zambian officials will join with local and international mining leaders to attend and speak at the nation’s premier networking event in the heart of the Zambian Copperbelt. HRH Kgosi Leruo Molotlegi, the King of the Royal Bafokeng Nation in South Africa, will present a keynote address about the example of Royal Bafokeng Holdings as a case study for community empowerment through the harnessing of mineral resources, and offer important insights into how local communities can benefit from mining and foreign investment. read more

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Nigeria’s most downloaded music app, Mooditt unveils version 2.0 with improved features

PricewaterhouseCoopers has forecast consumer spending on recorded music revenues to hit $43 million and $19 million for Nigeria and Kenya respectively this year. Both markets are undergoing shifts also seen elsewhere in the world, meaning digital gains will roughly offset physical losses. read more

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Industry Salutes Togo’s Best Five Star Hotel

Togo’s top internationally-branded five-star hotel has opened – providing delegates to the forthcoming Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Lomé on June 21-22 with a prime example of achievement in a continent often perceived as being difficult for developers. read more

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Vantage Capital provides N$80 million (R80 million) of debenture funding to United Africa Group, a leading Namibian hospitality and property-owning group

Vantage Capital (, Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced today that it has provided a debenture facility of N$80 million (R80 million) to United Africa Group (“UAG”) (, an established hospitality and property-owning group in Namibia. The funding is being used to support the group’s equity contribution for the construction of a new Hilton Garden Inn, a 181-key three-star hotel to be located in the heart of the Windhoek city centre on Freedom Square, adjacent to UAG’s existing five-star Hilton Windhoek Hotel. read more

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MainOne leads drive to enhance West Africa’s cable assets at SubOptic 2016

MainOne (, premier connectivity and data center solutions company recently reinforced its commitment to enhancing its submarine cable assets at SubOptic 2016, the convergence place for leading optical technology vendors to exchange ideas and review latest developments in the entire industry. read more

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Clarke Energy Chosen to Supply GE’s Gas Engine Technology to Combined Heat and Power Plant in Tanzania

GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) ( today announced that Clarke Energy (, GE’s authorized distributor of Jenbacher gas engines, is supplying one of GE’s high-efficiency Jenbacher gas engines to Said Salim Bakhresa & Co Ltd (Bakhresa) for a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, which will support the Azam flour mill in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The deployment of this high-efficiency, gas-fueled CHP plant will help Bakhresa reduce its yearly operating costs. 

“We selected GE and Clarke Energy for our site in Dar es Salaam due to the efficiency performance of similar units in Tanzania and their service support available in the country,” said Mr. Rajesh Nair, technical manager, Said Salim Bakhresa & Co ltd. read more

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DRC Mining Week: “We believe in this sector and in this country”

DRC Minister of Mines Martin Kabwelulu Labilo at opening session in Lubumbashi in June read more

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La Semaine Minière de la RDC: “Nous croyons en ce secteur et en ce pays”

Ministre des Mines de la RDC Martin Kabwelulu Labilo, invite d’honneur d’à la cérémonie d’ouverture à Lubumbashi en juin read more

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Innovation, massive investment, positions Tigo as the second largest telecom in Tanzania

Leading digital lifestyle company, Tigo Tanzania ( has become the second largest player in the Tanzanian telecom market with the highest growth rate, recent statistics by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) have revealed. read more

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Best 5 Smartphones to Buy in Nigeria below 13000

Nigerians are known to be ‘big spenders’ when it comes to collecting gadgets, especially smartphones. While there is an abundance of premium, expensive smartphones in the market, quite a number of budget smartphones have the unique specifications and features that are present in these high-end phones. read more

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Unique Naturally Biodegradable Food Packaging Material Launched That is fully recyclable

Bio-on, an Italian renewable chemical developer and a pioneer in the bioplastic sector, in collaboration with University of Tampere in Finland has developed a new biodegradable material using paper and bioplastic for packaging of food. Made from a combination of paper and bioplastic, the material is a result of Minerv PHA Extrusion Coating project launched by the manufacturer at the end of last year. The innovative technology fused a biopolymer onto some paper through a special grade extrusion process—Extrusion Coating (EC)—while eliminating the use of film for making food packaging. read more

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Finalists announced in African Utility Week’s Innovation Hub for energy and water industry

African Utility Week’s Innovation Hub offers unique opportunity read more

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Karuma Hydro Dam project progressing on schedule

Karuma Dam construction in progress read more

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Justice and the Horn of Africa

Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion read more

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