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Highlights from Power Africa at Africa Energy Forum

Power Africa attended the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) to further advance its goal to increase energy access and power generation in sub-Saharan Africa. Through grant signings, facilitated events, and targeted meetings with government and private sector partners, Power Africa plans to further increase the number of transactions that have reached financial close. Currently, the 76 projects that have reached this status are expected to generate over 7,107 megawatts (MW) since the initiative’s 2013 launch. read more

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Three African renewable energy projects announced as winners of the US$7million Access Co-Development Facility competition

Access Power (“Access”), a developer, owner and operator of renewable power projects in emerging markets in partnership with EREN Renewable Energy (www.EREN-Groupe.com) a global independent power producer, are delighted to announce the three winners of the 2017 US$7 million Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) – an innovative funding and support platform for renewable energy projects in Africa.

The three winning projects, hailing from Tanzania, Rwanda and Ghana, were selected from a technologically and geographically diverse pool of 82 entrants from 23 countries after having presented to a live panel of industry expert judges. The panel based their final selection on the commercial, technical and environmental merits of the projects presented, as well as the local regulatory environment and capability of the project teams. The winners will share the US$7 million pot provided by the Access Co-Development Facility as well as technical support and expertise. read more

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THENERGY ANALYSIS: Solar-diesel and Wind-diesel Microgrids for Off-grid Mines Gain Momentum – New Projects Expected

Hybrid plant in Western Tanzania during construction – approved for media publication with source: Redavia GmbH

Two recent project announcements show that renewables are an attractive solution for improving mining companies’ energy cost positions. read more

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DoubleTree by Hilton, Stone Town Zanzibar, Tanzania. Interview with Josour Magazine Monthly & Online

Yehia El Mansoury, Group Director of Business Development at Doubletree by Hilton Tanzania – Burundi

These are exciting times for DoubleTree by Hilton in Tanzania and of course Zanzibar, share with us some of your experience in this emerging destination. read more

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Tanzania: Economic growth, estimated at about 7 percent, remained strong in 2016

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mauricio Villafuerte, visited Tanzania from April 3-13, 2017 and held discussions with the authorities on the sixth review under the Policy Support Instrument (PSI) program that was approved on July 16, 2014. read more

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Tigo Launches First State-of-the-Art Call Centre in Tanzania

Boasting the latest technology, the Call Centre complete with embedded data security measures to protect customer information and identity, has been designed to offer Tigo customers dedicated world-class service read more

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Mikono Expo Group will Host the Dar Construction Trade Expo and the East Africa Smart Building Summit 2017 in Dar es Salaam,Tanzania!!

Tanzanian based company Mikono Speakers under her sister company Mikono Expo Group, which operates in Tanzania, South Africa and other African nations, is hosting the Dar Construction Trade Expo 2017. This esteemed event will take place along with the East Africa Smart Building Conference. More than 200 exhibitors from Africa and all over the world will participate and the conference is expected to attract more than 1000 Industry stake holders in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC), from 17th-18th August 2017. read more

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Tanzania: Report by Exotix and IMF reassures brighter economic outlook

Report from UK-based Exotix Partners in collaboration with the Kenya-based Equity Investment Bank have it that Tanzania has a bright economic outlook – adding up to IMF economic forecast for Tanzania. The report highlights that the current anti-corruption and anti-tax evasion drive by the President, HE John Magufuli, might look disruptive in the short term but will do the country a greater favour in the long term. The report said “this reformist agenda has proved painful but should these policy actions be sustained they could act as a long-term positive catalyst for the efficiency of Tanzania’s public sector institutions.” read more

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Tigo Tanzania awards $40,000 to support projects run by local social entrepreneurs

Tigo Tanzania Managing Director, Diego Gutierrez (right), hands over a dummy cheque to Nancy Sumari, (right, in white), one of the winners of the Tigo Digital Change-makers’ awards in Dar es Salaam last Thursday. Looking on are, Tigo Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Halima Okash, (center) and Reach for Change Country Manager, Josephine Msambichaka (Photo Courtesy: Tigo)

Tigo Tanzania (www.Tigo.co.tz), in partnership with a non-profit organization, Reach for Change (http://Africa.ReachForChange.org), has given an award of USD 20,000 each to two winners of the 5th edition of the Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition. The competition aims at identifying and supporting social entrepreneurs who use digital tools and technology to improve communities and impact future generations. In addition to a substantial financial grant, winners are provided with access to Tigo and Reach for Change Incubator Program, which provides them with advice, expertise and access to global networks, enabling them to build financially sustainable social enterprises that create lasting, large scale change to the community. read more

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