EnergyNet Ltd.
Source: EnergyNet Ltd. |

Two off grid projects to electrify rural communities in Nigeria

Two off grid projects were recently announced in Nigeria, one consisting of a partnership between Pan Africa Solar and BBOXX (PAS BBOXX), adding to the growing momentum of the off grid sector across Africa

The first project - headed up by Pan Africa Solar (www.PanAfricaSolar.com) – is an 80MW utility scale Photovoltaic Power Plant located in Katsina State, near the town of Kankia. The project focuses on a stable state in the north of the country, where – due to lack of available hydro…

Source: KenTrade |

InfoTrade in Kenya Web Portal Officially Launched to Ensure International Trade Efficiency

It will take a trader a maximum of 5 minutes to access summarised information on international trade procedures in Kenya

Traders in Kenya stand to benefit from increased efficiency following launch of the Information for Trade in Kenya web portal (www.InfoTradeKenya.go.ke), which has consolidated more than 120 documents and procedures required for import and export business in Kenya on one online platform. The portal is estimated to serve at least…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

U.S. Embassy in Partnership with Save the Nation Association Mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Over 20,000 students from 15 Addis Ababa elementary schools participated in the road traffic accident awareness campaign

The U.S. Embassy in partnership with Save the Nation Association commemorated the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims at Menelik II Hospital on November 20, 2017. The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is observed in November each year and this day is dedicated to…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Zuma Arrives in Angola for the Southern African Development Community Troika Summit

The Summit is expected to discuss the unfolding developments in Zimbabwe

President Jacob Zuma, in his capacity as Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has arrived in Angola to attend the Summit of the SADC Organ Troika plus Chairperson of SADC which will take place in Luanda, Angola today, 21 November 2017.   The Summit of the SADC Organ…

Source: Embassy of the Republic of Angola in Japan |

Republic of Angola Independence Day Reception

The Japanese Government was represented at the event by H.E. Mr. Iwao Horii, Parliamentary Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

On the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of the independence, the Embassy of the Republic of Angola in Japan hosted a reception in Tokyo attended by senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, members of the Diet, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of the private sector…

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Abidjan hosts the 1st Africa - Europe Forum of Local and Regional Governments

The Forum will discuss key issues such as economic development and employment, investment in youth, migration and human mobility, climate change and access to energy

Abidjan, the economic capital of the Republic of Ivory Coast, will host the First Africa-Europe Forum of Local and Regional Governments at the Abidjan District Hotel on November 27, 2017. The Forum will be organized as part of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa - http://AfriqueLocale.org)…

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Web Summit 2017 Welcomed African Startups seen as gems in the tech world

Legazy, facilitating romance between investor and South African startups

Legazy (www.Legazy.co.za) returned to the 2017 Web Summit after having attempted to purchase a Web Summit conference in 2016 with $1million USD letter of intent. Legazy founded by Zuko Tisani one of the world’s top 350 entrepreneurs under the age of 26, according to the Kairos Society, arrived in Lisbon…

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Launch of the UCLG Africa Climate Task Force

Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General of UCLG Africa, stated the intention of the Task Force to bring together, within the same ecosystem, the various stakeholders working with climate issues

The 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Bonn, Germany from November 6 -17 2017, provided the framework for the launch of the UCLG Africa (www.AfriqueLocale.org/en) Climate Task Force and the presentation of its members to the political authorities…

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

Land conference ends with call on Africa to enact policies that will harness youth potential

At least 490 participants from 50 different countries attended the conference which saw participants discussing, among other topics the need to strengthen land governance and administrative institutions

The four-day Conference on Land Policy in Africa ended Friday in Addis Ababa with Economic Commission for Africa’s Chief of Staff, Collen Kelapile, urging Africa to enact policies that will harness the tremendous potential of its youth. Addressing delegates who attended the conference, Mr. Kelapile said Africa’s youth represent the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Zuma to Attend Southern African Development Community Troika Meeting

The Summit is expected to discuss the unfolding developments in Zimbabwe

President Jacob Zuma, in his capacity as Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will attend the Summit of the SADC Organ Troika plus Chairperson of SADC which will take place in Luanda, Angola on Tuesday, 21 November 2017. The Summit of the Troika Plus Chairperson of SADC is…