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OSLO, Norway, April 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Norway and Tanzania have signed an agreement under which Norway will provide NOK 700 million to Tanzania over a four-year period. This funding will be channelled to a rural energy fund in Tanzania that will give people in rural areas access to electricity.
African Utility Week brings together the entire ecosystem for the African water and power sector, from high level government representatives, utilities and municipalities, regulators and power pools to consultants, vendors, service providers and energy intensive power users for the purpose of sharing and determining the future development of Africa’s power industry.
NEW INTERVIEW: “We will provide the incremental tariff payments once the projects have delivered electricity – we shift the entire performance risk to the private sector. “
The Washington-based International Budget Partnership has placed South Africa in second place in its Open Budget Index, with a score of 90 points out of a possible 100. In the last edition of the Index in 2010, South Africa achieved top honours.
by Wallace Mawire
Working with government and partners, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up efforts to deliver food assistance tomore than 3.5million people in drought-hit areas of southern Africa. Among the worst affectedcountries are Malawi, Zimbabwe and Lesotho. Communities already struggling to feed their families are now bracing for the onset of the so-called hunger season that traditionally lasts from December until harvest time in March, according to a WFP spokesperson.
Credit Suisse: Global household wealth falls 5.2% to USD 223 trillion, with Eurozone crisis as backdrop
Europe loses about USD 10.9 trillion of household assets, while Asia Pacific sheds 1.4 trillion
The “Global Online Payment Methods 2012” report by yStats.com – Hamburg-based secondary market research specialist – analyzes recent developments in E-Commerce payment methods, first on a global scale and then separately for more than 50 regions and countries worldwide. Additionally, the report features the most important trends and the latest news for more than 40 payment companies in these markets.
Ten Central African countries agree to improve forest monitoring / €6 million project to set up national monitoring systems and strengthen regional cooperation
ROME, Italy, July 26, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A new regional initiative will help ten Central African countries to set up advanced national forest monitoring systems, FAO announced today. The ten countries are part of the Congo Basin and include Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda and São Tomé and Principe.