Siemens Gamesa
Source: Siemens Gamesa |

Africa’s energy transition gains traction as Siemens Gamesa introduces renewable energy in Djibouti

The project is Siemens Gamesa’s first in Africa with the leadership and participation of an African investor

The 59 MW wind farm built by Siemens Gamesa (https://www.SiemensGamesa.com/) will almost double the country’s current installed power generation capacity; Project will help reduce the cost of electricity, increase energy independence and decrease the country’s CO2 emissions; First Siemens Gamesa project with the participation of an African investor. Energy access…

Source: Novartis and DNDi |

Novartis and Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) to collaborate on the development of a new oral drug to treat Visceral Leishmaniasis

Visceral leishmaniasis, also known as kala-azar, is the most serious form of leishmaniasis, causing fever, weight loss, spleen and liver enlargement, and if left untreated, death

LXE408 is a first-in-class compound, discovered at Novartis (https://www.Novartis.com/) with financial support from the Wellcome Trust; Novartis is responsible for completing Phase I clinical trials and has committed to maximizing access in endemic countries, once approved; DNDi (https://www.DNDi.org/) will lead Phase II and III clinical development, starting in India with…

Source: Dangote Group |

Dangote boosts south East economy with N63billion investment in Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company (ANAMMCO)

The partnership started in 2016 with an initial order of 350 Trucks by Dangote

Dangote Group (www.Dangote.com) has in the last five years invested over N63bn in the South East with the purchase of over 3,500 units of locally assembled Shacman trucks at the production plant of Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company (ANAMMCO), Enugu. The order was delivered over a period of five years after…

Bench Events
Source: Bench Events |

Drogba scores big tourism win for Côte d’Ivoire

Forum de l’Investissement Hotelier Africain (FIHA) conference will discuss how to spend it

International soccer star Didier Drogba has helped his birthplace, Côte d’Ivoire, strike gold by helping to collect MOUs for a total of $15 billion in commitments to back tourism projects in the west African country. The breakthrough comes ahead of the UNWTO Forum for Africa, which will take place in…

Sanlam
Source: Sanlam |

Sanlam Financial Journalism Awards entries close on 28 February

The Awards, running for the 45th consecutive year, recognise the best financial reporting by reporters based in Africa

With 5 days before entries close for the 2019 Sanlam (https://www.Sanlam.com/) Financial Journalist of the Year Awards at midnight on 28 February, reporters practising financial journalism in Africa are encouraged to submit their best work for the competition. The Awards, running for the 45th consecutive year, recognise the best financial…

Source: Vertiv |

Data Center Survey from Forbes Insights and Vertiv reveals Lack of Preparedness

71% say current data centers are not meeting all of their needs

Just 29% of data center decision-makers say their current facilities are meeting their needs, and just 6% say their data centers are updated ahead of their needs. These are among the findings included in a new report from Forbes Insights (http://bit.ly/32l1FpH) and Vertiv (www.Vertiv.com) (NYSE: VRT). “The Modern Data Center:…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Nigeria: All hands on deck to implement Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones, says Minister Nanono

A workshop was held in Abuja from 17 to 18 February to address the categorization and location of the SAPZs

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), in collaboration with the government of Nigeria, has held a meeting with stakeholders to discuss details around Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones in Nigeria. A workshop was held in Abuja from 17 to 18 February to address the categorization and location of the SAPZs, which are…

Source: International Energy Agency (IEA) |

The International Energy Agency (IEA) appoints first Africa Programme Manager to expand engagement on energy issues across the continent

IEA seeks to expand its analysis and partnerships with African countries, as the continent’s role in global energy affairs expands

The International Energy Agency (IEA) (https://www.IEA.org/) hired Maximilian Jarrett as its first Africa Programme Manager to help expand the Agency’s reach and coordinate its work as it deepens its engagement across the continent. Mr Jarrett brings 30 years of experience in the fields of international economic affairs, media production and strategic…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank issues call to strengthen fertilizer value chains at Argus Africa Fertilizer Conference

Participants also discussed the need for closer cooperation between development partners and commercial banks to create exclusive fertilizer financing opportunities throughout Africa

The African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org) urged development finance institutions, NGOs, farmer cooperatives, and the private sector to develop more effective financing solutions for Africa’s fertilizer value chains. The Bank’s call to action came during the Argus Africa Fertilizer Conference held on 19 February. The conference’s theme was Supporting the fertilizer…

Pulse Africa
Source: Pulse Africa |

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP) unifies all its brands under the company name PULSE

With the unification, the former RADP group of assets will now be known collectively as Pulse across Africa

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP) (RADP.Africa), one of Africa’s leading media groups is unifying its assets across the continent - to form one integrated media company under the Pulse brand. With the unification, the former RADP group of assets will now be known collectively as Pulse (Pulse.Africa) across Africa. Its…