Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank’s SEFA grant to support first Super Energy Service Company (ESCO) in East Africa

The Super ESCO, to be run by the Kenya Power and Lighting Company, will develop and implement energy efficiency projects for both the public and private sectors

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) (https://bit.ly/39fnc7x) has announced a $1 million grant to support the government of Kenya to create a Super Energy Service Company (ESCO). The Super ESCO, to be run by the Kenya Power and Lighting Company, will develop and implement energy efficiency projects for both…

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) |

Triple planetary crisis, green recovery top agenda at African Ministerial Conference on the Environment

To accelerate a green and sustainable recovery plan for Africa, the online platform for the African Green Stimulus Programme (AGSP) was officially launched

Meeting this week virtually at the 18th session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), 54 African Environment Ministers agreed to step-up the continent’s response to accelerate the green and sustainable recovery programme to tackle the triple crisis of climate change, loss of biodiversity, and pollution.  In a Ministerial…

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Cellulant, Ecobank and GAINDE 2000 Sign a Partnership with KenTrade to Provide a Payment Gateway to Enhance Service Delivery

With this new partnership, Importers and Exporters will enjoy premium services on the TradeNet system

To offer efficient and robust services to their customers, KenTrade has entered into a consortium partnership with Cellulant (www.Cellulant.io), Ecobank and GAINDE 2000. With this new partnership, Importers and Exporters will enjoy premium services on the TradeNet system; an online platform serves as a single entry point for parties involved…

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Nokia and African Telecommunications Union (ATU) to speed up digital transformation and the knowledge economy in Africa

The two parties will leverage the power of telecommunications, including 5G networks, to connect the unconnected and identify innovative use cases, as well as business models

Collaboration to leverage the power of ICT including 5G for Industry 4.0 (IR 4.0), connecting the unconnected and transforming lives; Both organizations reiterate commitment to shape policy, develop talent, and promote inclusion and diversity in Africa. Nokia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the African Telecommunications Union (ATU)…

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Kaspersky Records Over 2 Million Phishing Attacks in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria in H1 2021 and Spam Email Still a Threat

Phishing attacks across the continent have baited unsuspecting victims into handing over bank information, ID numbers, and more

There was a reduction in the number of phishing attacks recorded and blocked by Kaspersky (www.Africa.Kaspersky.com)in South Africa (17% decline), Kenya (48% decline), and Nigeria (13% decline) for the first half of this year when compared to the same period in 2020. While the decline does suggest and support research…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

Kenya Makes Strides with Renewable Energy

Kenya will be one of eight East African countries to attend Africa Oil Week (AOW) in November 2021

While Kenya’s oil generation capabilities have been small to date, the country has made significant strides in terms of renewable energy – and further potential remains. Kenya will be one of eight East African countries to attend Africa Oil Week (AOW) in November 2021. AOW will be held temporarily in…

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Promoting East Africa as the Top African Exploration Market: Uganda, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan Commit to African Energy Week in Cape Town

Written confirmations made by Uganda, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan demonstrate East African Producers’ commitment to African Energy Week, with the region leading the discussion on frontier exploration, African upstream opportunities, and regional partnerships in Cape Town

Coming to African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 in Cape Town on the 9th-12th of November, leading East African producers are committed to emphasizing the region’s significant upstream investment opportunities, networking with African ministers from across the continent, key international stakeholders, and both international and national oil companies from Africa’s top…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Countries of Origin seek ways to improve the welfare of their migrant workers

Pilot countries include Ethiopia, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mauritius and South Africa

60 participants drawn from African Union Member States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) gathered virtually to validate the Guidelines on Migrant Welfare Programme. The validation workshop was preceded by the presentation of the Report of the status of migrant welfare in selected countries of origin in the East African Community…

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Estonia president launches partnership for transforming education digitally in Kenya

Kenya Literature Bureau, StarCloud LLC Estonia, Risk Africa Innovatis, UNICEF and Liquid Intelligent Technologies partnered to digitise books and make them available to learners in school

The rapid adoption of technology over the last 18 months has transformatively powered production and service delivery around the globe. In the education sector, integration of technology in learning enhances student's interest in learning, collaboration among teachers and students, and prepares learners for the digital future. It also enables them…

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In a Bold Bid to Spark Tech Innovations for African Farmers, Heifer International Selects Founders of ColdHubs and Hello Tractor as Winners of Inaugural AYuTe Africa Challenge

A combined US$1.5 million in grants to help fund rapid expansion plans, providing much-needed services for smallholder farmers: ColdHubs for its solar-powered pop-up cooling stations; Hello Tractor for its creative solution to Africa’s farm machinery challenges

Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, founder and CEO of ColdHubs, a Nigerian business that provides solar-powered, walk-in coolers for smallholder vegetable farmers and Jehiel Oliver, founder and CEO of Hello Tractor, a Kenyan company that has become known across Africa as the “Uber of tractors,” were selected today as the winners of the…