Category : Energy

Press Conference on "Sustainable Energy for All: Actions and Commitments"

Akon: Electricity for 600m Africans untrue

Media claims that Akon Lighting Africa (ALA), the organisation founded by multi-platinum selling singer Akon, will bring access to electricity to 600 million people in Africa are wrong according to ALA themselves. Social media and media alike were full of…

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PwC report: African utility sector shines bright

Power utility companies and stakeholders across Africa anticipate a brighter and different outlook for the sector in the decade ahead, according to a new report from PwC. Fifty one senior power and utility sector executives from 15 African countries took…

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East African countries address power sector

Ministers and senior representatives from four East African countries have recently pledged their support in solving East Africa’s crippling power deficit, as detailed in a statement released on March 4th. Hon. Joseph Njoroge, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Kenya, H.E….

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Vahid Monadjem, CEO, Nomanini

Electricity: is the real problem payment?

In August 2014, US president Barack Obama announced a renewed commitment to Power Africa, a private sector-led initiative aimed at doubling electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa, where an estimated 600 million people are without reliable access to power. He raised…

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Power Africa: Washington’s Plan to Help Africa Generate Electricity

In the first week of August, official delegations from 50 African countries came to Washington to attend the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The meeting was typical in its extraordinary pageantry, overzealous security, and relative lack of tangible accomplishments. Washington’s primary goal…

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