Is Africa ready for safe nuclear power?

As Japan's nuclear accidents send shockwaves round the world, Alex Abutu explores whether Africa is ready to provide safe nuclear power. The disasters that struck...

Sub-Saharan Africa tech news in brief: 10–23 March 2011

Below is a roundup of tech news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 10–23 March 2011 Africa's ability to handle GM organisms questioned Namanga...

South Africa: Energy efficiency vital for growth – Motlanthe

Johannesburg - Energy efficiency is vital for South Africa's economic and developmental growth, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. Motlanthe was speaking at the launch of...

African Teachers to use Solar Powered Whiteboards

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Republic of Senegal has given CyberSmart a grant to finance a pilot program which uses solar-powered,...

South Africa: R500m approved for solar water heaters

Pretoria - The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has approved an amount of R500 million to install low pressure solar water heaters to households that have...

Recent Sub-Saharan Africa Tech news in brief

Satellite data receiving station for Gambia A station for receiving satellite data has been installed at the Gambia's National Environment Agency as part of the...

South Africa: 2011 growth for solar power firm

Solairedirect Southern Africa is rolling out the next stage of the internationally-held group’s business model as they continue to satisfy the needs of the...

Africa: AfDB approves $1bn for Energy Projects

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved over $1 billion in energy projects across the continent during the end of 2010 in Egypt, the...

African energy projects to get $1 bln AfDB investment

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved over $1 billion in energy projects across the continent during the end of 2010 in Egypt, the...

Africa poised for solar lighting boom

As many as 120 million households in Africa will be living off-grid by 2015, creating one of the world's largest markets for portable...

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