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Merck Foundation partners with African Leaders in Sustainable Art and Interiors as part of its Sustainability Initiative

The Merck Foundation sustainability initiative plans to focus on capacity building and raising awareness in order to accelerate sustainable solutions to urban sustainability challenges

Merck Foundation Sustainability Initiative dubbed “Sustainability is a Shared Responsibility” is as a critical part of The Merck Foundation Program to address sustainability challenges in the countries of the global south and to empower youth and support their development to make the Sustainability Leaders of tomorrow. Merck Foundation (Merck-Foundation.com) meets…

Source: Ventures Africa |

Is waste the future?

How Africa is making the most of waste

VA BizHive: Ventures Africa releases the second edition of its business series—Is waste the future? Ventures Africa (VenturesAfrica.com), an online news platform and community that produces stories about an evolving Africa, has released the second edition of its business series, Ventures Africa BizHive. The quarterly digital magazine covers news analysis and…

African Energy Chamber
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What will it take for 2020 to truly be the year of Gas in Nigeria? (By NJ Ayuk)

Naming 2020 the year of gas for Nigeria has a really nice ring to it, but marketing alone will not cut it

By NJ Ayuk “The Honorable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, H.E. Chief Timipre Sylva has declared 2020 as the year of Gas for the Nation”, the news piece started. What amazing news! And certainly long overdue. As it seems, Nigerian officials have finally taken the cue. As I have…

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Natural weapons put malaria on notice: eco-friendly insecticides in Eswatini

The project is experimenting with biological larviciding as an alternative to DDT, using the Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis bacteriu, or 'Bti

Living atop a hill in Malindza, a tiny county in eSwatini’s lush east, 56-year-old Ntombi Ndzimandze is the matriarch of her household of 11 women and children. At the beginning of the year, two of Ndzimandze’S grandchildren were bitten by Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes, one of the key vectors of malaria…

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Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) supports development of Algeria’s energy sector through two loan facilities to Sonatrach Petroleum Investment Corporation worth USD 250 million

Loans to support Sonatrach’s efforts to diversify energy assets, ensure steady crude oil supplies and increase geographic footprint

Loans to be used to carry out maintenance works on Sonatrach’s refinery in Italy, its first overseas investment in Europe, and purchase of Aramco crude; Loans to support Sonatrach’s efforts to diversify energy assets, ensure steady crude oil supplies and increase geographic footprint. The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) (http://www.APICORP.org/),…

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U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Advances Petrochemicals Development in Egypt

Feasibility study will identify essential industrial design

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency today awarded a feasibility study grant to the Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company (Echem), for what will be Egypt’s first polyoxymethylene (POM) plant.  Echem will select an American firm to conduct the study.    “Today’s announcement of USTDA’s specialized assistance is proof that the Agency…

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João Marques: It’s Time to Negotiate for a Better Future for Africa’s Energy Industry (By João Marques)

By enhancing production and streamlining resource management, African countries can finally have the capital to invest in industrialization and in the diversification of their economies

By João Marques If you go to Amazon.com to purchase NJ Ayuk’s most recent book “Billions at Play: The Future of African Oil and Doing Deals”, which you absolutely should do, you will notice that besides his previous book, “Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Success”,…

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Embassy Abuja participates in America Recycles Day National Campaign

This year, the U.S. Embassy in Abuja hosted an Embassy-wide competition to motivate people to put their bottles and cans in the recycling bin instead of the trash

On November 6-15, U.S. Embassy Abuja’s volunteer-led Green Stripe Initiative launched a plastic bottle drive competition to commemorate America Recycles Day. Celebrated each year on and in the weeks leading up to November 15, thousands of communities across the United States participate in activities to raise awareness and encourage increased…

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South Africa reveals its blueprint for its energy future

South African cabinet approved the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2019) that plotted the path for the nation’s generation technology mix to assuage the current energy crisis

Last month the South African cabinet approved the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2019) that plotted the path for the nation’s generation technology mix to assuage the current energy crisis in the country. At Africa Oil Week (Africa-OilWeek.com) last week, its Minister of Minerals Resources and Energy, Honourable Gwede Mantashe, outlined…

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Dangote Group, Togo partner to transform Phosphate into Fertiliser

With over two billion tonnes of phosphate reserves, Togo is one of the leading phosphate producers in Africa

Dangote Industries Limited (Dangote.com) and the Government of Togo (GoT) have concluded an agreement to develop and transform Togolese phosphate into phosphate fertilizers for the West African sub-region; in a bid to improve consumption of the product in Africa. With over two billion tonnes of phosphate reserves, Togo is one…