Archive for the ‘Energy’ category

How this company built a business by charging phones in rural Tanzania

Juabar has built a franchise network of micro-business owners who offer phone charging services.

How Uganda is turning waste into power

Across East Africa, increases in processing of agricultural products is being accompanied by an increase in organic waste.

Mark Mobius: Africa’s power sector offers ‘potentially attractive opportunities’

If the challenge posed by Africa’s electric power deficit is monumental, so is the effort currently going into addressing the problem.

Blackstone’s Steve Schwarzman on Dangote and investing in Africa

Blackstone CEO discusses the firm’s recent investment in Africa.

Gulf investors increasingly looking to African infrastructure

New report shows Gulf companies are increasing their exposure to African infrastructure, primarily telecommunications, ports and power.

Business lessons from Kenyan rally champion

“It is important to balance work and play, or life becomes very boring.”

Meet the Boss: Francis Kibhisa, MD, Rex Energy (Tanzania)

“The main problem I see with young African guys is they want to grow overnight.”

Tanzanian solar pioneer on adapting energy models to meet rural needs

Tanzanian solar solutions pioneer Rex Energy is developing inexpensive energy models for rural households.

Unpacking Power Africa: A good opportunity for the private sector?

How we made it in Africa talks to OPIC about the nitty-gritty of the Power Africa initiative.

By 2030 Nigeria could have a higher GDP than the Netherlands or Malaysia

There is another side to the Nigeria story that has been overshadowed by the recent headlines.

Certain guerrilla tactics required to develop energy projects in Africa

Investec team shares learnings from financing and developing a power project in Mozambique.

Executives rank South Africa as a top FDI destination, despite weakening economy

South Africa ranked as only African country in A.T. Kearney’s top 25 most attractive FDI markets.

The truths and fictions of the Africa rising story

Nasser Sattar looks at the realities of Africa’s growth story.

A look at foreign direct investment trends in Nigeria

While 52% of FDI went into the resource sectors, EY’s report highlights an increasingly diversifying economy.

Finding the right chord: A look at integration in North Africa

The countries of North Africa trade and invest less in each other’s economies than any other region in the world.