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Unreliable Power Supply Creates Huge Demand for Non-renewable Inverters, Finds Frost & Sullivan

Cost competitiveness vital to expand in developing markets

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Sustainable Energy for All: Sector Results Profile

World Bank Group financing for power generation, transmission and distribution, and energy policy and regulatory reform has helped expand access to millions of households in over 60 countries. Bank Group financing, combined with advisory and analytical services, knowledge products, as well as policy support, has also helped launch and scale up renewable energy generation and energy efficiency at national, sub-national and municipal levels. During 2002-11, the Bank supported projects for the construction and rehabilitation of about 115,000 kilometers of transmission and distribution lines and about 19,000 megawatts of generation capacity to improve access to reliable energy.

Off-grid solar power is lighting up gers and herders' lives across the vast steppes of Mongolia. Seventy percent of Mongolia’s herders now have access to electricity.

Challenge

More than 1.2 billion people—about 17 percent of the world’s population—are without access to electricity, most of them concentrated in about a dozen countries in Africa and Asia. Another 2.8 billion rely on wood, charcoal, dung and coal for cooking and heating, which results in over four million premature deaths a year due to indoor air pollution. Shortages in power supplies, and their unreliable and poor quality, due to underinvestment, are also major challenges facing developing countries.

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Airtel introduces new service in Africa

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa

Bharti Airtel says its customers in Africa will now get Free incoming
calls while roaming on its South Asia Network.

This is the worlds’ first intercontinental roaming facility offering
free incoming calls leverages Airtel’s network reach in India, Sri
Lanka and Bangladesh

To benefit African businessmen, tourists and students traveling to the
Indian sub-continent,

The announcement was made last week in Nairobi, Kenya.

Airtel, a leading global telecommunications services provider with
operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, introduces the
world’s first free intercontinental incoming roaming service by
including India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to its current bouquet of
"ONE NETWORK" services for its African customers.

Also, Airtel customers already avail this facility across the
company’s mobile network in 17 countries across Africa.

And further, Airtel customers in Africa will not need to register for
the "ONE NETWORK" service or buy new SIM cards as they will now be
automatically provisioned as ‘citizens’ of Airtel’s borderless network
across 20 countries in Africa and Asia.

This offers opportunities to a base of 60 million Airtel customers in
Africa to roam at affordable tariffs in India, Sri Lanka and
Bangladesh.

In addition, by offering free incoming calls whilst roaming, the
service ups the ante for global telecom providers as the seamless
service across continents is a world-first amongst mobile service
providers. This will greatly benefit the travelling population,
consisting of tourists, corporates, businessmen and students who want
to keep in touch with people back home.

Andre Beyers, Chief Marketing Officer, Airtel Africa, commenting on
the service said: “Mobile communication has the ability to connect
communities. Airtel’s ONE NETWORK now gives our customers the ability
to drastically reduce roaming charges whilst travelling within and
across the two continents. Our goal is to provide affordable and
relevant mobile communication solutions across borders.”

Furthermore, within 17 African countries, ONE NETWORK also allows
Airtel customers to use their local Airtel SIM cards whilst abroad,
giving them access to attractive rates for calls made, access data,
enjoy value added services and recharge using local top up vouchers in
the country visited.

Notably, the service is poised to benefit increasing intra-regional
trade between Africa and the South Asian nations which currently
stands at over USD 60Billion.

Equally, the number of travellers between Africa and the 3 countries
has been growing. India is the main destination for most of African
travellers for trade, its tertiary educational institutions and
affordable medical facilities.

The countries covered by Airtel One Network Services are: Kenya,
Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo,
Gabon, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles,
Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, India, Bangladesh and Sri
Lanka.

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The WISE Awards Honor World’s Best Initiatives in Innovative Education

 

DOHA, Qatar, September 25, 2012/PRNewswire via African Press Organization (APO)/ — Six projects from around the world are awarded for their transformative impact on education and society

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Private and Public Partners Unite to Combat 10 Neglected Tropical Diseases by 2020

Partners pledge innovative, coordinated action aimed at new World Health Organisation goals

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Pioneering African Business Initiative Launched By Tullow Oil

ACCRA, Ghana, January 24, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – This morning Africa’s largest independent oil company, Tullow Oil plc (‘Tullow’), kicked off a new business initiative aimed at attracting and facilitating further investment in the continent.

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Pioneering African Business Initiative Launched By Tullow Oil


Pioneering African Business Initiative Launched By Tullow Oil

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Tullow Oil lance une initiative commerciale pionnière en Afrique


Tullow Oil lance une initiative commerciale pionnière en Afrique

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