Diana Taremwa: How Rwanda’s Economy Is Powered By Innovation

 Located on the shores of Lake Kivu, one of Africa’s Great Lakes, lies the gigantic KivuWatt methane-fired power plant. The plant reflects Rwanda’s ambitions to be one of Africa’s technological pioneers – this is the only gas water extraction power plant operating in the world. “This project is a positive step and it’s an indication […]

IMANI Backs Privitisation Of Ghana’s Electricity Company

 IMANI Ghana, a policy think tank, has backed calls for the privatisation of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to inject capital and innovations in electricity distribution in the country. It said the privatisation of ECG was the only way government could address the challenges facing the energy sector. The Head of Business of IMANI […]

Liberians Reject New Banks Notes Introduced By The Central Bank

 Barely a week after the Government of Liberia through the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) released the new banknotes to the public; several Liberians are expressing unhappiness over the lack of adequate awareness on the new money across the country. The new banknotes are in categories of 5.00, 10.00, 20.00, 50.00, 100.00.00 and 500.00 with […]

Nigeria to close $4 Billion Investment Deal With China

 The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said that Nigeria will soon close the deal on a $3 billion to $4 billion loan from China that will be channelled towards the provision of infrastructure in the oil and gas sector. Kachikwu made the disclosure at the end of the Federal Executive […]

World’s First Drones for Medical Supplies Launch in Rwanda

 The first medical supply of remotely piloted aircraft, popularly known as drones, will be launched in Rwanda today. The pioneer project, in Muhanga District in southern Rwanda, will see drones used in delivery of much needed supplies to ensure efficiency and timeliness. The launch comes nine months after the Government entered into an agreement with […]

Why South Africa’s Affordable Energy Dream Is Still Far From Reality

  South Africa will have to wait for more months in order to relaunch its affordable energy programme. Formalised in 2010, the project for the construction of about six to eight reactors with a capacity of 9,600 megawatts is now being considered as an expected yet difficult to be achieved dream. South Africa’s energy minister […]