Source: Voith |

Voith supplies water to wire solution for small hydropower plant in Burundi

The company will also supervise the installation and commissioning of the plant

Project is of high national importance since it will support the economic and social development for the local population; Works on the East African small hydropower plant Kabu 16 started in March 2019; Significant small hydropower potential in Africa. The technology group Voith ( has won an order to design,…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Kenya launches KSh 4.7 Billion financing for Private Sector to provide Solar Solutions in Marginalized Counties

The project targets 277,000 households (approximately 1.3 million people from the 14 marginalized counties)

The government today launched a USD 47 million (KSh 4.7 billion) Facility under the Kenya-Off-Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP) aimed at spurring the private sector to provide viable solar and clean cooking solutions to about 1.1 million people in the 14 marginalized counties of West Pokot, Turkana, Marsabit, Samburu, Isiolo,…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Africa needs effective information and communication technologies (ICT) policies & strategies to enhance competitiveness, says Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) Chinganya

Technology and innovation have been the backbone of African economic success over the last two decades but internet and internet-related penetration remained limited

It is crucial for African organizations and governments to understand the dynamic and significant role that information and communication technologies (ICT) play in enhancing competitiveness, especially in the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) implementation, a top Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) official said Monday. Speaking at…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Solar Lamp Posts to Improve Safety, Social Cohesion in Kawar Region of Niger

The project aims to contribute to the stabilization of the communities in northern Niger and to prevent a regional crisis

At the request of local authorities and community members, IOM last month installed 55 solar lamp posts in the Bilma department, region of Kawar in Niger, through its project Community Stabilization Initiatives in Northern Niger (COSINN), financed by the German Federal Foreign Office. Mamadou, 25, a shopkeeper in Dirkou, used…

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From philanthropy to profit: how clean energy is kickstarting sustainable development in east Africa

A new UN-backed clean energy initiative looks set to change the outlook for Namacurra

Until recently, Namacurra district, in the Zambezia province of Mozambique, some 1,500 km from the capital Maputo, did not have any basic services – such as schools, health centres, or even energy – connecting the region to the electricity grid would be extremely time-consuming, and costly. But a new UN-backed clean…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

UNICEF Libya Flash Update: Western Libya Emergency Response, 20 May– 26 May 2019

Since the beginning of the conflict on 04 April, 40 civilian deaths, including children, in addition to 146 wounded civilians, have been reported

Situation in numbers 1.5 million people affected 500,000 children affected 82,300 Population displaced Response 20,825 People reached with hygiene items 9,511 Children reached with psychosocial and recreational services 222,576 People reached with primary health care services 3,734 Women and children received food supplementation Humanitarian Situation Overview As the fighting in…

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Orange selects ENGIE for the operation and maintenance of one of the largest data centers in West Africa

This next-generation datacenter has a power capacity of 1.3 MW and a design which is oriented towards reliability and energy optimization of data storage

ENGIE ( has been selected for the operation and maintenance of the Orange Services Group's data center in Abidjan, for a five-year contract that will start early June 2019. This datacenter of the latest generation, built by the Orange Services Group (GOS), is one of the few data centers in…

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GE’s Total Plant Solutions Help Azito’s Power Plant Boost Efficiency, Output and Reliability in Ivory Coast

The Project Marks GE’s First Digital Solutions Order and First GT13E2 MXL2 Full Modules Configuration Gas Turbine upgrade installation in Sub-Saharan Africa

GE’s ( MXL2 Turbine Upgrade Will Help Increase Power Output by 30 megawatts (MW) at Azito’s plant in the Yopougon district of the Ivory Coast; GE’s Upgrade and Predix Asset Performance Management (APM) Software will Help Improve Plant Competitiveness; The Project Marks GE’s First Digital Solutions Order and First GT13E2…

Source: RS Components |

DesignSpark engineering community surpasses 750,000 members

RS Components’ online engineering community continues its rapid growth

RS Components (RS) (, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM) (, a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, today announced that its DesignSpark online engineering community has grown to more than 750,000 members. DesignSpark was launched in 2010 to provide design engineers and students around…

Source: GE |

Future of Power Whitepaper takes center stage at Africa Utility Week / PowerGEN 2019 Conference

As the 19th edition of the Africa Utility week and PowerGEN event kicks off, GE unveiled a whitepaper today on Re-imagining the future of power in Sub-Saharan Africa

Whitepaper highlights the future gamechangers in the energy landscape in Sub- Saharan Africa; Discusses the factors contributing to energy transformation and the enabling environment; Outlines the market’s response through region-specific case studies and the path forward. Global and regional energy industry trends are continuously shifting and stakeholders need to stay…