Special

Angola Targets 60% Electrification by 2025 driven by Renewables

Angola aims to increase energy generated from renewable sources and attract greater FDI from the EU and international financial institutions, writes Verner Ayukegba, Senior Vice-President of the African Energy Chamber——— The Angolan government has reiterated its commitment to expanding the share of renewables in the country’s energy mix, with targets set to increase the utilization of renewable energy sources to …

Read More »

Europe should Decarbonize while Africa Industrializes

PRESS RELEASE: With over 600 million people without access to electricity, Africa cannot and should not leave its oil and gas resources in the ground says the African Energy Chamber ——- While Western nations are calling for the abrupt end to fossil fuel utilization in Africa, countries such as the UK and Norway continue to hold licensing rounds intended to …

Read More »

How a Kenyan fintech helps keep kids from low income families in school

Kenya’s constitution guarantees free public education for children and has made great strides to make that happen over the past decade. “However, persistent historical barriers, such as poverty and distance to school, continue to prevent many children from accessing the teaching and education they deserve. For years, this has stumped education policymakers,” says Andrew Zerzan, Deputy Regional Director and Director …

Read More »

What the Global Oil Crisis means for Africa

The cost of fuel has risen sharply, with the price of crude oil hitting a 14-year high in recent weeks, sparking concerns around the world as countries worry about their ability to meet their energy needs. What about Africa? Experts ponder on the way forward for the continent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 31, 2022/ — Energy experts say the growing …

Read More »

Nigeria scraps pre-departure COVID-19 tests for vaccinated travellers

Fully vaccinated travellers arriving in Nigeria will no longer be required to take a pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test, the Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, announced on Monday. Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Federal Government, made the comment during a press briefing of the PSC in Abuja at which he announced a …

Read More »

Germany, Orange open digital training centre in Madagascar

Orange and the German Development Cooperation inaugurate in Madagascar the 9th Orange Digital Center in Africa and the Middle East, to train young people in digital technology and enhance their employability. The goal is to fulfil their shared vision, fostering youth employability while supporting sustainable growth and the country’s digital transformation —— Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, …

Read More »

1st AfricaTech Awards opens call for applications 

AfricaTech Awards to spotlight the next generation of African innovators by recognizing cutting-edge solutions in the climate tech, health tech and fintech sectors — PARIS, France, 8 March 2022 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Viva Technology and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) today announced a call for applications for the first edition of the AfricaTech Awards, a pan-African initiative developed to …

Read More »

Microsoft to support 10,000 African startups

Microsoft has announced new initiatives to accelerate the growth of 10,000 African startups and fast-track investment in Africa’s startup ecosystem over the next five years. The company’s recently launched global Founders Hub will now be available to African startups through the Africa Transformation Office (ATO). The Founders Hub is a self-service hub that provides startups with a wide range of …

Read More »

AFRIKA KOMMT! Call for applications!!

AFRIKA KOMMT! – a further training programme for young African executives – brings together the most visionary young leaders from Africa and leading German companies. Companies benefit from the expertise, knowledge, local network and unique African perspective of the young professionals. The African fellows dive deep into the German corporate specifics, German business spirit and the German culture. The programme …

Read More »

Angola Beyond Oil and Gas and the road to Economic Diversification

Verner Ayukegba, Senior Vice-President of the African Energy Chamber, reveals Top Four Sectors for FDI in Angola ———- Over the course of 2022-2023 Angola aims to consolidate its post COVID-19 economic recovery agenda on the back of stronger oil and gas prices. Given the landmark USD$100 per barrel price threshold being exceeded, analysts are projecting an upbeat economic outlook for …

Read More »

Nigeria: NDDC’s achievements and challenges facing it under new leadership – Barrister Ekene Onwuka

Prince Anthony Ekene Onwuka, a Germany-based lawyer and project management consultant, is the Special Assistant, Project Monitoring and Special Duties, Presidential Monitoring Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The Commission, established in 2001, is saddled with the responsibility of redressing the historical neglect to which the oil and gas-rich region had been subjected by successive governments since independence. …

Read More »

Germany: Number of foreign students rises despite pandemic

The number of foreign students in Germany continues to rise even during the pandemic, a new report by the Academic Exchange Service reveals —- Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the number of foreign students in Germany has apparently increased. As the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) announced in Bonn on Tuesday, according to a survey-based forecast, between 330,000 and 350,000 …

Read More »