Archive for the ‘Energy’ category

Zimbabwe is in a position to attract investors, says CEO

Zimbabwe’s rich mineral resources will drive economic growth in the country.

Consumer growth is a reality in Liberia, says local Coca-Cola bottler

The Coca-Cola Company has a plan to empower women through its 5by20 programme.

High African growth rates distort the real development image

“How many times have you heard that many of the fastest-growing economies in the world at the moment are in Africa?”

Notes from the Nigerian frontier

Despite some political and economic instability, Nigeria offers a range of investment and growth opportunities.

Burundi promoting its business opportunities to South African SMEs

Burundi is looking to position itself as a business and trade hub.

Why Africa should have a regional approach to its energy development

A key area that will require greater and smarter investment to fuel the region’s economic growth will be the energy sector.

Tony Elumelu: ‘The age of aid is ending – it is now time for the private sector to lead’

Last week was the first time, in my memory, that a US president came to Africa with investment at the top of his agenda.

General Electric to expand its investments in Africa

General Electric is in the process of expanding its investments into sub-Saharan Africa as part of the recently announced Power Initiative.

Obama says Africa is rising, but youth will determine the continent’s future

“If prosperity is broadly shared here in Africa, that middle class will be an enormous market for our goods,” said US president Obama.

Focus on smaller infrastructure projects, says General Electric Africa boss

African countries should focus on building smaller infrastructure projects that require less financing.

Energy in Africa: a brighter future

During a session at the recent World Economic Forum on Africa, held in Cape Town, experts discussed the latest developments in addressing the continent’s energy infrastructure constraints.

Want to charge a phone in rural Africa? This company has the solution.

One Degree Solar’s BrightBox system powers lights, smartphones, tablets, and radios.

Africa’s energy: ‘If we don’t think long-term, we could play catch up,’ says KenGen’s MD

How we made it in Africa talks energy with KenGen’s outgoing managing director Eddy Njoroge.

Why Africa’s electricity generation costs are among the highest in the world

Africa’s power sector is facing many challenges, mainly due to insufficient generation capacity, which has limited electricity supply, resulting in low access.

General Electric to invest $1 billion in Nigeria

American conglomerate General Electric says it will invest US$1 billion in Nigeria, promising to more than triple the country’s electrical output over the next 10 years.