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Ghanaian startup crowned 2018 Seedstars Global Winner

Ghanaian startup, AgroCenta, was crowned the 2018 Seedstars Global Winner at the fifth edition of the Seedstars Summit which took place on Thursday, 12 April 2018...

16 Apr 2018

Proper water management key to viability of solar-powered irrigation systems

According to a new report, solar-powered irrigation is now an affordable solution to both commercial and small-scale farmers in developing countries, but adequate management and regulations to avoid the unsustainable use of water are needed...

13 Apr 2018

How local business innovation equips off-grid households with electricity

If the old adage is true and necessity is the mother of invention, then ingenuity must surely be the father...

By Patrick Greene 23 Mar 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: Be inspired by problems in Africa

Design Indaba showcased the work of Leroy Mawasaru, a Kenyan teenager who is changing the world and showing how Afrofuturism can unfold for the continent...

By Louise Marsland 26 Feb 2018

Solar project helps resolve power outages in Malawi hospitals

Resolve, an Imperial Logistics company, has delivered a solar energy solution in Malawi that aims to ensure patients at hospitals are not compromised by power outages...

26 Jan 2018

Energy summit to kick off in Kampala this February

Delegates will be uniting at the East Africa Energy and Infrastructure Summit, in Kampala this February, to discuss what is needed to unlock investment in energy and infrastructure for regional growth...

24 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Africa's solar era is dawning

If there's one thing Africa isn't short of it is sunshine. So, it's hardly surprising that solar is making a major impact on increasing the number of people on the continent who have access to power...

10 Jan 2018

Off-grid power goes mainstream for financing

Since a large portion of Africa's population lives in remote areas, receiving power from the grid could still be decades away...

13 Dec 2017

Drought behind worsening power outages in Malawi

BLANTRYE - Large parts of Malawi have been plunged into darkness as water levels at the country's main hydro power plant fell to critical levels due to a severe drought, the electricity company...

11 Dec 2017

Changing the renewable landscape in West Africa

For the better part of the last decade, West Africa has been identified as a region with unparalleled potential for renewable energy...

8 Dec 2017

Three key trends for African economic growth in 2018

Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa which it believes are strong evidence that Africa is on track for improved growth in 2018...

16 Nov 2017

Ivory Coast inaugurates huge China-funded dam

President Alassane Ouattara on Thursday, 2 November, inaugurated a huge Chinese-funded dam in southern Ivory Coast designed to boost the country's power capacity by nearly 14%...

7 Nov 2017

Why 100% renewable energy by 2025 may be possible for Cape Verde

Cape Verde, the small island archipelago nation off Africa's northwest coast, has set itself a very bold renewable energy target...

By Erik Nordman 6 Nov 2017

Robben Island turns to the sun for power

Robben Island has gone green with a solar energy microgrid, which will produce almost 1m kWh of electricity annually...

23 Oct 2017

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