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Where Africa’s infrastructure spend is coming from

Jan 27, 2016

Majority is funded by development capital, not private investors. Read more

Renewables in East Africa: Changing Lives with Sustainable Energy

Jan 26, 2016

In Europe and North America, the debate on renewables is often conducted in the context of achieving the right energy mix – reducing dependence on fossil fuels and planning for energy conservation and efficiency. But what role can sustainable, renewable energy play in those areas of the world where having more than one energy source would be an unimaginable luxury, and where energy supply means cutting down a tree or foraging for firewood? Read more

Spotlight: China, Central and Eastern Europe eye infrastructure-led all-round cooperation

Nov 25, 2015

SUZHOU, Jiangsu, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- China and 16 Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries on Tuesday identified priority areas for cooperation from 2015 to 2020, ranging from infrastructure, finance, agriculture to culture, in a latest effort to make their cooperation develop in an all-round way. Read more

Renewable Energy Is About To Boom In Africa, And We Need To Pay Attention To It

Oct 19, 2015

It’s an incredibly exciting time for Africa, and the world is finally starting to take notice. Read more

Renewables could supply nearly a quarter of Africa's energy by 2030: report

Oct 6, 2015

Almost a quarter of Africa’s energy needs could feasibly be supplied by renewables within the next 15 years, according to a  new report  released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) yesterday. Read more

Dubai Chamber explores Africa investment potential

Aug 25, 2014

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in collaboration with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), has developed a study highlighting economic and investment potential in Sub-Saharan Africa.   Read more

Exits up, but private equity fundraising for CEE investment falls

Aug 21, 2014

Despite this, the number of firms in the region receiving private equity backing continues to increase (a trend that has been consistent since 2010). Read more

US-Africa Summit: US firms to invest $14bn in Africa

Aug 6, 2014

US companies have pledged $14bn (£8.3bn) of investment in Africa in areas such as energy and infrastructure, US President Barack Obama has said. Read more

Obama announces more investment in Africa by U.S. firms during leaders’ summit

Aug 5, 2014

President Obama announced Tuesday that private companies are providing an additional $12 billion in aid to the administration’s electrification program for Africa, while U.S. firms will invest more than $14 billion on the continent in sectors including banking, construction and information technology. Read more

The next great disruption

Aug 2, 2014

Barack Obama’s ambitions for Africa will be a measure of American engagement with the world. Read more

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