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A key area that will require greater and smarter investment to fuel the region’s economic growth will be the energy sector.
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 is in the process of expanding its investments into sub-Saharan Africa as part of the recently announced Power Initiative.
“If prosperity is broadly shared here in Africa, that middle class will be an enormous market for our goods,” said US president Obama.
African countries should focus on building smaller infrastructure projects that require less financing.
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.
One Degree Solar’s BrightBox system powers lights, smartphones, tablets, and radios.
How we made it in Africa talks energy with KenGen’s outgoing managing director Eddy Njoroge.
Africa’s power sector is facing many challenges, mainly due to insufficient generation capacity, which has limited electricity supply, resulting in low access.
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.
How we made it in Africa talks to Stephen Mullennix, senior vice president of US-based renewable energy firm SolarReserve.
How we made it in Africa talks to Powertech Africa CEO Ronnie Krüger about why the company decided to consolidate its various divisions into one offering.
It is estimated that seven million South Africans live in shacks in the country’s many “squatter camps” located around all major cities.
Pim de Ridder is the entrepreneur behind Izzy Projects, a business that develops and operates wind turbine projects to power tea factories in Kenya.
“Passion is the main trait an entrepreneur should have because when the chips are down it is the only trait that will fuel your hope.”