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Akon Lighting Africa: Sustainable program to Africa’s energy crisis

Welcome to Africa, a continent full of hopes and opportunities that awaits the right solutions to fulfill the ambitions of its ever growing population. The Akon Lighting Africa program believes sustainable energy programs are the solution to Africa’s energy crisis.

Kenya Is Becoming The “Economic Heartbeat of Africa”

Kenya Is Becoming The “Economic Heartbeat of Africa”

When Kenya’s newly announced geothermal power generation project comes online, it will turn the East African country into an economic powerhouse in the region.

Botswana to Push Power Infrastructure Investment As Power Imports Phase Out: Frost & Sullivan

Botswana to Push Power Infrastructure Investment As Power Imports Phase Out: Frost & Sullivan

Electricity demand in Botswana is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6 per cent from 2011 to 2020, following robust economic growth and increasing rural electrification.

GAMBIA: Bringing power to the people

GAMBIA: Bringing power to the people

In The Gambia, fuelwood (firewood and charcoal) is the dominant energy resource, particularly in the domestic sector and rural areas, accounting for more than 80 per cent of the total energy consumed, followed by petroleum products, which account for around 17 per cent of the country’s total primary energy needs, and electricity.

Tanzania Government saves USD3.5bn through gas-fired energy

Tanzania Government saves USD3.5bn through gas-fired energy

The government of Tanzania saved USD3.5bn between 2004 and December last year by using natural gas instead of liquid fuel to generate electricity for the national grid.

U.S enters new energy-focused bilateral partnership with Ghana

U.S enters new energy-focused bilateral partnership with Ghana

The United States on March 16, 2012 announced it has formed a new bilateral partnership with Ghana that will build on the strong bilateral ties between the two countries and support further cooperation on a range of economic development issues.

Zimbabwe to hand out 5 mln energy-saving bulbs

Zimbabwe to hand out 5 mln energy-saving bulbs

(InformAfrica) — Zimbabwe’s electricity authority is to hand out 5.5 million energy-saving flourescent bulbs to its consumers in a bid to curb consumption, a state daily newspaper reported Monday.

Ethiopia to Build Hydropower Dam Along Nile River

Ethiopia to Build Hydropower Dam Along Nile River

Ethiopia says it will build a hydropower plant in the Nile River basin, despite objections to such projects from Sudan and Egypt. Water and Energy Minister Alemayehu Tegenu announced Wednesday the facility will cost nearly $5 billion and eventually generate 5,250 megawatts of electricity. During a press conference in Addis Ababa, Tegenu said the so-called […]