Monthly Archives: April 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.
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.
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 (VantageCapital.co.za), 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”) (UnitedAfricaGroup.com.na), 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.
MainOne (MainOne.net), 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.
Clarke Energy Chosen to Supply GE’s Gas Engine Technology to Combined Heat and Power Plant in Tanzania
“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.
DRC Minister of Mines Martin Kabwelulu Labilo at opening session in Lubumbashi in June
Ministre des Mines de la RDC Martin Kabwelulu Labilo, invite d’honneur d’à la cérémonie d’ouverture à Lubumbashi en juin
Leading digital lifestyle company, Tigo Tanzania (Tigo.co.tz) 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.
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.
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.
African Utility Week’s Innovation Hub offers unique opportunity