AFRICAGUA 2017 sets its sights on the United States

A delegation of the Canary Island Government led by its president, Fernando Clavijo, traveled to the United States to promote the Africagua Forum, the international meeting on Water and Renewable Energies held in Fuerteventura on the 6th and 7th of November. read more

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SSAB’s Strenx & Hardox steel used in Kiruna Wagons winning entry for the Swedish Steel Prize 2017

This year’s winner of the international Swedish Steel Prize is Kiruna Wagon from Sweden. The prize is awarded for the company’s innovative wagon solution, the Helix Dumper. Kiruna Wagon has used high-strength steel to develop a highly durable and far more efficient wagon solution than other ore wagons on the market. read more

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Exploiting Data Breaches

High profile data breaches are regularly in the news and, seemingly, businesses and are losing the battle to protect their intellectual property (IP), corporate, and customer data from the threats posed by professional cyber criminals. read more

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How Africa’s mining industry is responding to innovation

While mining companies continue to be pressured by the uncertainty that looms over the global economy, the industry is on a quest to introduce innovation to help improve important business practices. Despite the challenges that remain, the mining industry is increasingly turning to digital technologies to streamline business models, capture reliable data and improve production and safety. 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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USTDA Creates Opportunities for U.S. Businesses in Zambia

USTDA also announced approval of funding for a 130-140 megawatt wind power project being development by Access Wind One Zambia Limited, the Zambian subsidiary of Access Power Limited read more

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Oil and Gas a Force for Good, says Big Barrels

NJ Ayuk, the founder and CEO of Centurion Law Group, released his first book, Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity, at Africa Oil & Power on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. read more

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Aviation Africa summit and exhibition set for Cairo debut

(L-R) Mark Brown, chief executive Times Aerospace; HE Sherif Fathi, Minister of Civil Aviation, Egypt; Alan Peaford, chairman Aviation Africa Summit. © Ministry of Civil Aviation

The premier event covering the entire aviation industry is to take its 2018 edition to the Egyptian capital. read more

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Mining industry needs to Stop. Think … Act: PwC Mine 2017 report

Michal Kotzé, Energy, Utilities and Mining Industry Leader for PwC Africa

  • Profitability restored – aggregate net profit of $20 billion
  • Balance sheets bolstered with increased debt repayments
  • Market capitalisation of the Top 40 increased by 45 percent to $714 billion
  • But, capex down 41 per cent to a record low of $50 billion, and exploration budgets reduced to a mere $7.2 billion

According to PwC’s Mine 2017 report (www.PwC.com), the world’s Top 40 miners recovered from a race to the bottom, with bolstered balance sheets and a return to profitability in 2016, giving them much-needed space to pause and draw breath. read more

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Young black, female owned businesses on the fast track to success

AccelerateHer programme concludes with lasting impact read more

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Angola Monitor

Issue 2:2017 Portuguese

The Angola Monitor covers the politics, economics, development, democracy and human rights of Angola. It is published quarterly by Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA). read more

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Accelerating Innovative Finance, Development & Renewable Solutions for Smart Cities in Africa

The 3rd annual edition of the Urban & Infrastructure Development Conference (UIDC 2017) provides a powerful platform to unlock the growth potential of the African Smart Cities ecosystem and address the continent’s urban and infrastructure opportunities in the mobility & transport, ICT, power & renewable energy, waste management & sustainability, and the big data & IoT sectors. read more

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Tourism and hospitality Industry patterns in Africa

Jumia Travel & Accor Hotels give insights into Africa’s Hospitality Industry, 2017 read more

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Morocco’s advancing the largest CSP&PV Solar array

With vigor and vision, the government of Morocco is racing toward a renewable energy target of 42% by 2020 under the Moroccan Solar Plan (MSP), which entails an investment of USD 9 billion to achieve 2 GW of solar energy installed capacity by 2020. read more

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