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Africa Day – Afrika Vuka! Our future is at stake. We demand a fossil- free Africa!

AfricaDay has been a symbol of aspiration for self-determination against the exploitation of natural resources that has seen the continent in perpetual conflict

Africa – On this auspicious day for Africans, people in their thousands, from all walks of life have united and gathered in more than 20 countries on the continent to show their support in the continual fight against fossil fuels and advocate for climate justice. S​ince its origins, AfricaDay has…

Africa Oil & Power Conference
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Africa Oil & Power 2019 to Show How Energy Will Generate Jobs, Economic Growth in Africa

Africa Oil & Power (AOP) announces its 2019 theme #MakeEnergyWork

Africa Oil & Power 2019 (www.AOP2019.com) is the official conference of South Africa’s Department of Energyand will welcome 20+ African petroleum and power ministers. AOP announces its 2019 theme #MakeEnergyWork.The theme will showcase the energy sector as a key driver of economic growth, jobs and opportunity for Africa’s people and private sectors. ‘Africa’s Energy…

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

ECA pledges practical support to Angola’s economic reform

A series of high-level talks with Angolan authorities culminated with discussions at the Presidential palace in which four main areas of cooperation were agreed

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has established three work streams aimed at supporting Angola on its sustainable development trajectory and macroeconomic reform agenda, following the accession to power of President João Lourenço in September 2017. A series of high-level talks with Angolan authorities culminated with discussions at the…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

Mobilization at the highest level at UNESCO to meet the challenge of access to water

Opening of the first UNESCO International Water Conference on May 13 at 9:30 am, by Audrey Azoulay in the presence of some forty ministers

Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, Serigne Mbaye Thiam, Minister of Water and Sanitation of Senegal, Brune Poirson, Secretary of State to the Minister of State for Ecological and Solidarity Transition of France, will open the first UNESCO International Conference on Water on Monday, 13 May at 9:30 am at UNESCO…

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Launch of Export-Import (EXIM) Cooperation Framework – Remarks by Ambassador Sullivan

The project will support jobs in both of our countries and benefit people across Ghana by bringing reliable, affordable electricity to schools, clinics, hospitals, and other facilities

By Ambassador Sullivan I am pleased to be part of this event, in this beautiful new venue. Last month, I participated in the launch of a U.S. Trade and Development Agency-funded feasibility study for a solar project here in Ghana.  The energy systems for the project will be made from…

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UK aid to give clean, affordable renewable energy boost in Somaliland

Energy Security and Resource Efficiency in Somaliland (ESRES) launches the Somaliland Renewable Energy Fund (SREF) Window 1 in Hargeisa, Somaliland

The UK-funded Energy Security and Resource Efficiency in Somaliland (ESRES) programme is giving more people across Somaliland access to affordable, clean and renewable energy. Through a phased approach, ESRES in partnership with the Somaliland’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MoEM) is addressing the high costs of electricity in Somaliland. The…

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Solar Energy to Power Humanitarian Hub in Malakal by 2020

Norwegian company, Scatec Solar, has selected South Sudan among the first of its locations to pilot projects in humanitarian settings

Thanks to a new private sector collaboration linking Scandinavia to Sub-Saharan Africa, a Norwegian company will be helping the International Organization for Migration harness solar energy to power a significant part of its ongoing joint humanitarian operations in Malakal, South Sudan, by early next year. The Norwegian company, Scatec Solar,…

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Cyclone Idai Disaster Relief: Africa Energy Forum to host charity Football Tournament with Manchester United legends to raise thousands for victims of Cyclone Idai at one of Lisbon’s most iconic stadiums

The Africa Energy Forum (10-14 June, Lisbon, Portugal) has teamed with KOHLER, principal partner of Manchester United, and Clarke Energy, a KOHLER company, to raise £50,000 for victims of Cyclone Idai, one of the worst storms on record to ever hit the African continent

The ‘Africa Challenge Cup’ football tournament will be a major networking event for all participants of the Africa Energy Forum (aef) taking place on 10th June at the Os Belenenses, Estádio do Restelo in Lisbon, Portugal, to raise funds for victims. EnergyNet (www.EnergyNet.com) [organisers of aef] has already donated £20,000 to…

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Smart housing prototype shows promise in rapidly urbanizing Africa

Studies show that hundreds of millions more Africans will live in cities over the next three decades

Africa is urbanizing fast, as its population grows and many flocks to cities in search of jobs, education and healthcare.  Studies show that hundreds of millions more Africans will live in cities over the next three decades. Many of these new urban Africans, however, are likely to end up in…

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Nigeria: African Development Bank approves $15 million investment package for Infrastructure Credit Guarantee Company

This intervention will promote local currency infrastructure financing, and further development of the domestic capital market

The Board of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a $15-million investment package to Infrastructure Credit Guarantee Company (InfraCredit), to support infrastructure financing through the domestic debt capital markets in Nigeria. The investment package to InfraCredit is comprised of a subordinated loan of $10 million and a risk sharing…