Is GE’s 400MW Bridge Power Plant a solution to Ghana’s Energy Demand?

Upon completion, GE’S Bridge Power Plant will be Africa’s first LPG fired power plant and the world’s largest plant of its kind. 400 megawatt (MW) greenfield project will be Africa’s first liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fired power plant and world’s largest plant of its kind. The project will produce enough to supply about 17%of Ghana’s energy demand while providing solutions to some of the country’s long-term energy requirements. The system will operate on a fuel-flexible plant which is capable of running on LPG, natural gas and diesel. The first phase will generate 200 MW of power and an additional 200 MW of power will be deployed in stage two of the project.

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The Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity

NJ Ayuk, the founder and CEO of the pan-African Centurion Law Group and an outspoken champion of African entrepreneurship and leadership, has described the need to change the narrative on energy in Africa through the launch of Big Barrels. Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity will officially launch at the Africa Oil & Power (www.africaoilandpower.com) conference in Cape Town on June 5-7, 2017. The book can be pre-ordered on Amazon for delivery after May 31, 2017.

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Saudi Arabia to strengthen economic thighs with Equatorial Guinea this month.

On May 10th, the Equatorial Guinea-Saudi Arabia Economic Forum will be held in Jeddah to discuss how the two nations can cooperate and collaborate towards a greater impact and development. The forum which is scheduled to take off in Jeddah will identify investment opportunities and bolster trade ties between the two nations in core economic sectors such as mining, hydrocarbons, agriculture and fisheries. The forum is organized by the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, with the participation of Centurion Law Group and Africa Oil & Power.

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Will South Africa remain Africa’s leading FDI destination?

Africa presents a mixed foreign direct investment (FDI) picture – EY Africa Attractiveness report. Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa (the key hub economies) collectively attracted 58% of the continent’s total FDI projects in 2016. Investment from the Asia-Pacific region into Africa hit an all-time high in 2016. According to EY’s (http://EY.com) latest Africa Attractiveness report, heightened geopolitical uncertainty and “multispeed” growth across Africa present a mixed FDI picture for the continent.

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Africa It Expo sous le signe de l’innovation et de l’excellence.

Africa It Expo sous le signe de l’innovation et de l’excellence.

La 2ème édition de AITEX, Africa IT Expo, salon dédié aux technologies de l’information, se tiendra du 27 au 29 septembre 2017 à l’Office des Foires et Expositions de Casablanca. Cette 2ème édition qui repose sur Un riche programme est élaboré pour accueillir 10 000 visiteurs, 40 experts intervenants, en provenance d’Afrique, d’Europe et du Moyen-Orient, met à l’honneur le Cameroun et le Nigeria. Une belle occasion pour les opérateurs de renforcer la partition de l’innovation dans  la coopération sud-sud et de l’intégration régionale.

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New Atlas shows energy potential of Africa and opportunities for investment to meet Africa’s energy needs

Energy consumption in Africa is the lowest in the world, and per capita consumption has barely changed since 2000 shows a new Atlas released today by the UN Environment and African Development Bank at the World Economic Forum being held in Durban, South Africa

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Consolidation of the fintech ecosystem in Africa, Good or Bad?

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‘Mobile money’ used to be a catch-all phrase, describing everything from consumer wallets to building agent networks, lending, and international remittances.

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10 Finance Enterprises to Compete for Innotribe’s $10,000 Start-up Challenge.

SWIFT Innotribe which launched in 2009 as an innovation hub to connect people, ideas, and networks, has 10 startups to compete in the 3rd edition of the Startup Challenge for Africa.

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Neustar: 2017 sees Increasing DDoS Cyber Attacks in Organizations and Businesses

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The fourth annual Neustar Worldwide DDoS Attacks and Cyber Insights Research Report, a 52-page global report, which was published in May 2017, analyzes the responses of more than one thousand CISOs, CSO, CTOs security directors and managers. The report also includes, for the first time, Q1 attack data and trends captured from the Neustar DDoS Security Operations Center. Additionally, Neustar announced

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Learning while working in the modern business environment; Do you know your LQ?

What does your Learnability Quotient say about you?

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