Category : Natural Resources

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Summit to advance partnerships for power developers

Over the last 20 years EnergyNet has co-ordinated investor meetings with some of the most reliable and successful power developers operating on the continent of Africa.  Symbion Power, GE, Siemens, Copperbelt, Goldwind, Azura Power, Aldwych, Karpowership, Globeleq, Schneider Electric, ESBi,…

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Zimbabwe: Engen offers low sulphur-diesel

Engen is the first petroleum company in Zimbabwe to extensively offer the environmental benefits of low-sulphur diesel (designated as 50 parts per million or 50ppm). The African energy multinational says as the world makes ever greater strides towards a greener…

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HIV/Aids in South Africa

The book  ‘HIV/AIDS in South Africa’  by Chris Jennings was awarded the 2014 Will Solimene Awards for Excellence in Medical Communication.  The Solimene Award recognizes outstanding work in medical, biomedical, andhealth communication published during the previous two years. “The book…

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World Bank Report on “New Climate Normal”

“New climate normal” poses severe risks to development, says  World Bank Report As the planet warms further, heat-waves and other weather extremes that today occur once in hundreds of years, if ever, would become the “new climate normal,” creating a…

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Agriculture is Africa’s solution

African Leaders commit to end hunger by 2025 through investments in agriculture Africa’s leaders unanimously agreed to end hunger and cut poverty in half by 2025 with the signing of the Malabo Declaration at the 23rd Ordinary Session of the…

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Ethiopia: The green legacy of Meles Zenawi

Ethiopia: The green legacy of Meles Zenawi

Ethiopia: The green legacy of Meles Zenawi

It is surely better now to concentrate on Meles’ positive achievements rather than dwell on negatives from the past. His legacy will be decided by what happens next. But the “develop now and clean up later” approach enjoyed by the west for a while is no longer an option – for anyone.

Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s leader since 1991, was buried in Addis Ababa on Sept 2 in the cathedral where the emperor Menelik II was laid to rest in 1916. The sudden death, age 57, of Africa’s most influential statesman is one of the most significant events in modern African history, and it comes at a critical time for Ethiopia, for Africa and the world.

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AfDB to promote Africa’s green growth

AfDB to promote Africa’s green growth

More than 30 African nations will participate in the 4th Korea Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Ministerial Conference, which will take place from October 15 to 18,2012 in Seoul, South Korea.

Since the first meeting in Seoul in 2006, KOAFEC has progressed into a highly recognized channel for economic cooperation and receives the support of its co-organisers, including the African Development Bank

This year marks the 4th KOAFEC Ministerial Conference, with participants from more than 30 African nations and Korea private and public sectors, as well as academia.

The theme of this year’s conference focuses on ‘inclusive and green growth,’ and the program will include the ministerial roundtable, bilateral meetings of ministers, economic cooperation seminars, African countries’ investor relation activities, and one-on-one business meetings.

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Tanzania: Global leaders boosting Africa’s agriculture

Tanzania: Global leaders boosting Africa’s agriculture

African heads of state, ministers, private sector representatives, the international community and farmers gathered today at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF)in Arusha, Tanzania, to identify concrete actions for transforming Africa’s agricultural sector.

AGRF 2012 is the global platform for the promotion of the private sector investment and policy support needed to increase agricultural productivity and income growth for the African agricultural sector.

As host of the forum, H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania commented to forum attendees on Africa’s promising future.

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