Monthly Archives: November 2017

Black Friday – On an upward trend in South Africa

In South Africa, Black Friday is still in its infancy and, it does not seem to be slowing down. read more

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Exploring market trends in batteries and storage with photovoltaic industry experts

As part of ATA Insights’ new Skills Development Program for Renewable Energy Professionals, three webinars will take place in the month of December. Webinar descriptions, dates and free sign ups can be found at http://bit.ly/atainsightswebinars read more

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Nigerian real estate to turn the corner in 2018

As the city gears to host the globally recognised real estate-focused West African Property Investment Summit (WAPI) (WAPIsummit.com) next week, there is a renewed sense of investor confidence in the Nigerian real estate sector. read more

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Two off grid projects to electrify rural communities in Nigeria

The first project – headed up by Pan Africa Solar (PanAfricaSolar.com) – is an 80MW utility scale Photovoltaic Power Plant located in Katsina State, near the town of Kankia. The project focuses on a stable state in the north of the country, where – due to lack of available hydro resources and gas supply – renewables are the only long term sustainable option. The project will integrate panels mounted on tilting structures that track the path of the sun throughout the day, constructed on 210 hectares of land. read more

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New Internet Society report highlights how Africa can benefit more from the Internet economy

Many African countries have made significant progress towards creating an Internet sector, with broad reforms that focus on increasing broadband availability.  There have been further successes within countries in developing online platforms, fostering growth of local companies and increasing the incentive to go online– says a new report launched today by the Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org), a global non-profit dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet. read more

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Leading energy Lawyer Publishes his Debut Book

Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity, highlights the success stories of the Continent’s Petroleum sector today read more

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Africa GreenTec installs first solar container in Niger

Lone German private investor on site ensures independent power supply read more

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2017 Tourism Trends That Will Go Strong in the Coming Year

Ready to build on the travel trends taking center stage at the turn of the year? Take a keen look on the new zeal for experience versus destination, the core meaning of enjoying the journey as much as the destination. Now partnering more than 30,000 hotels across Africa, travel experts from Jumia Travel offer some of the leading trends that are bound to grow in 2018. read more

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Excitement about potential and opportunities in East Africa in focus at Future Energy East Africa in Nairobi

Free expo offers workshops and new technologies read more

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Innovative Solar Projects: US$ 100,000 Grant

Access Power and FMO launch second edition of Solar ‘Shark Tank’ Competition for Innovative Solar Projects read more

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Digital homes in Africa will grow to 75 million by 2021. Accelerating Digital Transition?

Satellite and terrestrial are the two key infrastructures that will drive successful digital transition read more

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Nigeria and Kenya Stock Exchanges Discuss Measures to Enhance Liquidity

  • Chairmen of stock exchanges in Nigeria, Pakistan and Kenya joined EFG Hermes Frontier CEO, Ali Khalpey for a panel discussion on the second day of the London Conference
  • The panel noted the importance of regulation in driving liquidity into frontier markets
  • All three markets are expecting active IPO pipelines following a period of political and economic instability

On the second day of the largest investor conference in the UK, the 7th Annual EFG Hermes London Conference, Ali Khalpey, EFG Hermes Frontier CEO, joined by Geoffrey Odundo, CEO of the Nairobi Securities Exchange; Haroon Askari, Acting Manager Director of the Pakistan Stock Exchange and Oscar Onyema, CEO of the Nigeria Stock Exchange, and current President of ASEA, for a panel discussion that looked at measures to enhance liquidity in frontier markets that are looking to grow investment. read more

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Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Congress: Innovations, Partnerships and Financing

Climate-smart agriculture has a profound impact on Kenya. The country is incredibly vulnerable to crises from extreme weather due to the reliance on climate-sensitive natural resources. The agriculture sector is a major contributor to the national GDP, which also leaves Kenya’s economy weak during periods of flooding or drought. read more

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New Report Projects Lead Growth in Kenya and South Africa Luxury Travel

A new report released in collaboration with the ongoing WTM London (World Travel Market) exhibition has named Kenya and South Africa as the projected continent’s leaders in luxury hotel growth. The report titled, “Top 100 Cities Destination Ranking 2017” is the twelfth annual edition of industry report released by global market research firm, Euromonitor. read more

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