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2017 Women in Energy Challenge in Uganda winners announced

The US African Development Foundation (USADF), in collaboration with partners Power Africa and GE, recently announced the winners of the 2017 Women in Energy Challenge in Uganda

19 hours ago

Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy

The business case for transforming waste to address critical energy shortages is mounting

By Webb Meko 8 Aug 2017

UIDC 2017 a platform to unlock solutions for smart cities in Africa

The third annual Urban and Infrastructure Development Conference (UIDC 2017) provides a platform to unlock the growth potential of the African smart cities ecosystem

7 Jun 2017

#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

Geodata portal will help East African development

A public-private pilot project and a geodata portal have been launched that will guide resource investment in the eastern African region

5 Apr 2017

Future Energy to address Africa's power potential

Regional power events in Africa, including EAPIC and WAPIC, have been renamed to Future Energy, in order to reflect the optimism and potential of the energy and power sectors on the continent

24 Feb 2017

Ugandan refinery raises fears on conflict minerals

The inauguration of Uganda's first gold refinery sparked concern over the possibility of dirty minerals from regional conflict zones making their way into the country

23 Feb 2017

Uganda commissions first gold refinery

President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned Uganda's first gold refinery with a promise to abolish royalty taxes to boost the sector.

21 Feb 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies

Sub-Saharan Africa trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy

16 Feb 2017

Uganda's slow oil and gas infrastructure development

Following the withdraw of a Russian-led consortium from a refinery construction project in July, the Ugandan government is looking for a new investor

By Ronald Musoke 6 Jan 2017

Huge solar plant beams power, hope to rural Uganda

When power goes out in the rural town of Soroti, store manager Hussein Samsudin hopes it won't go on so long it spoils his produce

22 Dec 2016

Uganda's first solar energy plant will be up and running in seven months

Uganda will have its first government-endorsed renewable energy in just over half a year, with the construction of the 10MW (14GWh/y) Tororo solar PV project

21 Dec 2016

Uganda's Soroti Solar Plant begins operations

Uganda's first grid-connected solar plant, made up of 32,680 photovoltaic panels and generating 10MW, is now online

15 Dec 2016

New solar project to light up Uganda

Uganda's solar energy project in Tororo is set to provide 10MW of power and will be built at a cost of $14,7m

7 Oct 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead

16 Sep 2016

#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa

Not many 28 year olds have achieved what Obinwanne Okeke has, includings gracing the cover of one of the world's most influential business journals.

By Nicci Botha 22 Jun 2016

Oil and gas discoveries catalyst for investment into trade and logistics

Oil and gas (O&G) discoveries have become a catalyst for investment into

By Siphesihle Hlela 5 Aug 2015

Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014

Africa must look for partnerships

Africa needs to form partnerships with the developed nations in order to realise the continent's goal to industrialise, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said .

By Chris Bathembu 5 Aug 2014

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