How to Achieve a Green Revolution in Africa

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Excerpts from the conclusion of theAfrican Agriculture Status Report 2013, published by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa: The persistence of low levels of agricultural production, increased food insecurity, unstable agricultural prices and increasing costs of inputs contribute to the challenges facing African agriculture. Even though these challenges are worldwide, for Africa, where […]

The fight against corruption in Nigeria takes technological turn – Jennifer Ehidiamen

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  On June 20th 2013, West African NGO Network (WANGONeT) launched a web portal called Anti-Corruption Internet Database (ACID) www.antigraft.org, Nigeria’s first web repository for all corruption related issues in the country. According to Tunji Lardner, the founder of WANGONet, the idea of creating a website to monitor and report corruption related activities in Nigeria […]

Ethiopia: Govt Hopes for an Energy Bonanza From Burning Waste

Addis Ababa — Ethiopia's capital will mine its largest landfill to produce energy, as part of a bid to eliminate trash and supplement the country's hydropower supply, which could be vulnerable to droughts and increasingly extreme weather. Away from the gleaming skyscrapers that dot the city's major roads, many of Addis Ababa's neighbourhoods are dirty […]

Tanzania Eyes Geothermal Energy to Curb Power Shortages

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The government intends to diversify the power generation mix in the national grid system by increasing the proportion of natural renewable energy sources. Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr Stephen Masele revealed the information in Dar es Salaam, while opening a workshop on Geothermal Legal and Regulatory Framework. "We have noted that electricity […]

Uganda to Host Energy Summit

Uganda will host a key energy and infrastructure summit next week, to explore private sector involvement. Kelly Mactavish, the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Uganda, says the February 22 meeting will bring together service providers and financiers who should help build the broken down infrastructure through private sector involvement. The chamber is […]

OPEC, Rwanda Sign $12 Million Power Project Loan Deal

Rwanda has acquired a $12m (about Rwf7.9b) loan from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' (OPEC) Fund for International Development (OFID) to finance the country's electricity expansion programme. Suleiman Al-Herbish, the fund director general, and Ronald Nkusi, the director for external finance in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, signed the deal that […]

Mozambique: Limpopo Flood Damages Electricity Exports

Maputo — Flooding on the Limpopo River, in the southern Mozambican province of Gaza, has damaged the electricity transmission lines from the Cahora Bassa dam on the Zambezi to South Africa, causing a 35 per cent reduction in the amount of power exported by Cahora Bassa to its largest client, the South African electricity company […]