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Coronavirus - Africa (UNHCR): Staying and delivering for refugees amid COVID-19 crisis

Over 100 tonnes of emergency and medical aid were recently airlifted to Chad and Iran

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, detailed today a series of measures it is taking in its field operations to help respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and prevent further spread. “I am deeply concerned at this unprecedented pandemic and its impact on refugees and their host communities. The COVID-19…

African Energy Chamber
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What oil companies need to know to maintain resilient energy assets amidst a global pandemic

Most economic analysts and energy asset operators now agree that 2020 could see negative demand growth for oil globally

In this time of depressed oil Prices and raging scourge of COVID-19, most economic analysts and energy asset operators now agree that 2020 could see negative demand growth for oil globally as industries shut down and countries around the world go on lockdown. Negative economic impacts are also being forecasted…

Source: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) |

Somalia Becomes 182nd Member of Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Amid global uncertainty, country’s membership is key part of accessing international private investment capital

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), a member of the World Bank Group, is pleased to announce that the Federal Government of Somalia has become the 182nd member of the Agency, following normalization of its financial relationship with the World Bank. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Somalia’s membership affords…

Source: Victor Oladokun |

COVID-19: Why Africa Urgently Needs an Ubuntu Plan (By Dr Victor Oladokun)

One virus has disrupted the whole world in a manner never seen before in history

By Dr Victor Oladokun, outgoing Director of Communication & External Relations at the African Development Bank Group Africa urgently needs a globally coordinated Ubuntu Plan in response to COVID-19, a fiscal stimulus that recognises our shared and connected humanity, as we find ourselves in the midst of an unprecedented crisis.…

RS Components
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XinaBox – Reaching for the Stars

XinaBox, a South African company with humble beginnings is reinventing the way we approach Internet of things (IoT)

From collecting data in sub-zero Antarctica to rapid circuit prototyping on the International Space Station (ISS), XinaBox (https://XinaBox.cc), a South African company with humble beginnings is reinventing the way we approach IoT while inspiring students to follow STEM careers. In 2008 Bjarke Gotfredsen and Judi Sandrock founded Meta Economic Development…

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
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International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation recognized as Best Islamic Financier at the International Trade Finance Global (TFG) Trade Awards 2020

The winners were selected by an independent steering committee of industry experts from around the world

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, has been named ‘Best Islamic Financier’ by the trade finance platform, Trade Finance Global (www.TradeFinanceGlobal.com), in cooperation with BAFT (www.BAFT.org). The international work carried out by banks, financial institutions and technology vendors to…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank to provide underserved communities in Nigeria with sustainable energy solutions

The project, which will be implemented by Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency, is a boost to efforts to achieve the target of universal energy access by 2030

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the Government of Nigeria have launched the National Electrification Project (NEP), to address critical energy access deficits by channeling private sector investments into mini grid and off-grid solutions. The project, which will be implemented by Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency, is a boost to efforts…

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United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) inaugurates New Solar Panel Farm to generate Renewable Energy at UN House, Juba (By Moses Pasi)

The installation is expected to significantly reduce the peacekeeping mission’s use of noisy, expensive and excessively fuel-consuming generators

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has inaugurated a new solar panel farm at one of its compounds in the capital Juba. The installation is expected to significantly reduce the peacekeeping mission’s use of noisy, expensive and excessively fuel-consuming generators. “These solar panels can save the burning of about…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

The Mozambican Gas Promise and Why It Epitomizes the African Dream (By NJ Ayuk)

In what seemed like the blink of an eye, Mozambique’s known natural gas reserves spiked from nearly nothing to over 165 tcf, placing it as the continent’s third biggest reserve holder

By NJ Ayuk It has been almost exactly ten years since Anadarko drilled the well that would give Mozambique its first major gas find in over sixty years of mostly disappointing oil and gas exploration. Many wells followed that first offshore discovery in block 1 and further in ENI-operated block…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

We must not jeopardize Africa’s future in the name of fighting Climate Change

Organizations ranging from the World Bank to the European Investment Bank (EIB) have dropped support for African fossil fuel production

By NJ Ayuk Pressure is building to phase out fossil fuels in Africa to fight climate change. Organizations ranging from the World Bank to the European Investment Bank (EIB) have dropped support for African fossil fuel production in hopes of encouraging a transition from oil, gas and coal to sustainable…