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GSMA Global Mobile Award for Eseye connected IoT solution

Eseye has announced that eWATERpay’s IoT deployment has won the Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals in this year’s Global Mobile Awards (GLOMOs). Presented at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona by hosts Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley, the GLOMOs showcase companies and individuals that are driving innovation in the rapidly […]

ALTEN Africa Completes Financing of Solar PV Plant in Namibia

ALTEN Africa has completed the financing of what will be one of the biggest photovoltaic solar power plants in Namibia and Sub Sahara Africa. Located in the area around Mariental, the installed capacity will be 45.5 MWp for an output of 37 MWac, an investment forecast of US$70 million and a useful life of over 25 years. […]

Mastercard and M-KOPA join forces to light up homes and businesses

Mastercard and M-KOPA are to provide Africans living without electricity a simple way to light up their homes and businesses. M-KOPA, which already provides affordable, safe and clean energy to three million people in East Africa, will pilot Mastercard’s Quick Response (QR) payment technology in Uganda to extend the reach of its pioneering pay-as-you-go solar […]

Enabling clean and affordable energy in East Africa with the cloud

M-KOPA Solar is recognised as one of the top 50 companies changing the world. As of May 2017, the company has connected over 500,000 homes to affordable solar power, with 500 new homes added per day, transforming lives in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Worldwide, 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity. People in Africa are […]

First Tier 4 data centre in Ghana to be delivered by Etix Everywhere

The joint venture between Etix Everywhere, Ngoya and Africa Investment Group (AIG) announced the start of the construction of a Tier four data centre in Accra, Ghana. This multi-tenant data centre (MTDC) will be carrier- and vendor-neutral. A trusted design for a reliable data centre Etix Accra #1 will be the first Tier four data […]

MainOne, Tizeti and Facebook to improve Internet connectivity in Lagos

MainOne and Tizeti have announced the completion of a joint development project with Facebook to enable the expansion of Internet services in Lagos. This partnership will leverage MainOne’s fibre connectivity, Tizeti’s 20 brand new solar-powered towers, and Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi. As a result of this project, Internet services will be more accessible across Lagos Mainland […]

DocFusion365 and DocuSign add value to paperless office processes

In today’s age, merging all the processes required for an automated system can be tricky and costly. This has paved the way for the development and introduction of solutions that streamline critical business processes and functions, of which document automation is considered one of the most important. “Combining the power of Office365 with DocFusion365 and […]

Solar project brings relief to Malawi Ministry of Health

As part of its ongoing commitment to developing the healthcare infrastructure in Malawi, the country’s Ministry of Health, through the Global Fund Project Implementation Unit (PIU), has embarked on a $3.7 million project to install solar energy at 85 health facilities nationwide. In an interview with Malawi’s The Nation newspaper, the Ministry of Health’s Chief of Health […]

Intelsat and Gilat add 4G broadband to Mobile Reach Solar offering

Intelsat SA, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, have announced the availability of a joint managed services solution. The offering to mobile network operators (MNOs) consists of a simple solution that adds 4G […]

ENGIE and Fenix accelerate off-grid energy market development

ENGIE and Fenix have announced that they have agreed on a transaction in which ENGIE will acquire 100% of Fenix International, a next generation energy company, offering solar home systems (SHS) in Africa. Founded in 2009, Fenix employs over 350 people and has its main activities in Uganda where it is the leading SHS player […]

Building Energy begins production of photovoltaic power plant in Uganda

Building Energy, the multinational company operating as a Globally Integrated IPP in the renewable energy industry, has announced the inauguration of the Tororo Solar Plant, its first photovoltaic system in Uganda. With a capacity of 10 MWp, this plant is among the largest in Eastern Africa. Building Energy was also responsible for the development of […]

Ethiopian Airlines embeds digitalisation and goes paperless

Flying even greener; Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, has announced that it has fully digitalised all of its business processes like aircraft maintenance and flight operations, commercial operations, finance, HRM, customer services, procurement and supply chain management, online learning, management approvals and authorisations etc. by removing paper from the entire system as […]

Solarplaza and GOGLA build leading conference brand for solar energy

Solarplaza and GOGLA are proud to announce the second edition of Unlocking Solar Capital (USC) Africa. After hosting last year’s inaugural edition in Nairobi, Kenya, they will be organising its follow-up in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The high-level 2-day conference centred around unlocking capital for new solar project development in Africa provides an original and exclusive […]

USTDA connects US energy industry to business opportunities in South Africa

The US Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Solafrica Energy (Pty) Ltd., a developer of utility-scale solar power plants in southern Africa, for a pilot project that demonstrates the performance of an energy storage system based on Primus Power Corporation’s (California) EnergyPod2® technology. The EnergyPod2® is a long-duration energy storage system based on […]

GE’s efficient power generation and air-quality control technology deployed at Kusile Unit One

GE has announced that it has successfully commenced commercial operations of Unit One of Kusile’s coal power plant. GE’s scope in Kusile Unit One is the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of six turbine islands, air-cooled condensers and wet flue gas desulphurisation plant (WFGD). The WFGD plant is an environmental control solution and the first […]

Financial sector needs to address growing eWaste problem

The global eWaste management market is expected to grow to $49.4-billion by 2020, it is one of the fastest growing waste streams with the reduced life span of electrical, electronic and consumer electronic devices. Research shows that the generation of eWaste is the highest in the IT sector followed by the banking, financial services, and […]

Siemens supports Uganda’s power goals with diamond sponsorship for Future Energy Uganda

“In Uganda, Siemens’ primary goal is to assist the government to increase national power generating capacities and to connect the local population to the power grids. A reliable and extensive power supply system is the fundamental prerequisite for sustainable development, economic growth and job creation.” This is according to Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO, Siemens Southern and […]

USTDA introduces US carbon capture and recycling technology to South Africa

Today, the US Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Swayana (Pty) Ltd, a Pretoria-based energy project developer, for a feasibility study that will use innovative US technologies to convert waste gas – also known as off-gas – into a valuable commodity at a plant in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. The project will use […]

UN Environment partners with Safaricom on selected Sustainable Development Goals

UN Environment has urged the country’s private sector to collaborate with them in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will help curb climate change. Currently, UN Environment is working closely with the private sector through various initiatives, such as the Finance Initiative which works with over 200 institutions to bring systemic change in […]

East African experts benefit from training on energy demand, supply planning and management

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) recently hosted a course on energy demand and supply training for east African energy experts in a bid to strengthen the region’s technical capacity in energy demand, supply planning and management. This will allow them to respond to current energy planning gaps; integrate energy sector planning tools in sector […]