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Google’s Commitment to Clean Energy in Africa


It may come as a surprise that one of the major investors in clean power for developing world economies is Google, Inc. The Internet giant invested $12 million in 2013 into the largest African solar power project in history and is now also backing the continent’s largest wind power project. Previously, Google has shown its commitment to clean energy by …

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Merck counts on Africa for growth


Merck, a leading science and technology company, announced today that it plans to considerably expand its presence on the African continent over the next five years and is counting on the region’s entrepreneurial spirit and innovation power for growth. “Merck is committed to supporting healthy families, healthy communities and healthy economies in Africa,” Karl-Ludwig Kley, Chairman of the Executive Board …

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SEACOM Deploys Infinera TM-Series for 100G Networks in Africa


Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced that SEACOM deployed the Infinera TM-Series for its new metro wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) networks in South Africa and East Africa, improving its customers’ connection to international networks. The TM-Series was also selected for SEACOM’s East African regional backbone network. The Infinera TM-Series, optimized for 10 gigabit per second (Gb/s) and 100 Gb/s …

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The African Union Commission and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa sign an MOU to strengthen research cooperation


The African Union Commission (AUC) and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today 16th November 2015 at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The MoU aims to reinforce the cooperation on research and capacity building between the African Union Commission and the CODESRIA in specific …

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Allied Mobile Africa and PIC Sign $55 Million Funding Agreement

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Allied Mobile Africa announced today that they have signed a strategic finance and partnership agreement with the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) for debt funding facility of $55 million (approximately R800million). The facility is to drive the company’s growth in South Africa as well as their expansion on the rest of the African continent. From its inception in 2003 Allied Mobile …

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President of Ghana backs Energy Africa’s solar revolution

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Ghana is set to become the latest country to sign up to the solar revolution in Africa, International Development Minister Grant Shapps has announced following his visit to the country. Minister Shapps and Ghana’s President, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, agreed to work together to power up the solar market in Ghana, giving millions of people in urban and remote …

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AIMS, ADEA partner to strengthen inclusive STEAM higher education in Africa


The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) today announced the beginning of a partnership for the promotion of appropriate education sector policies that support Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). This partnership was cemented with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the margins of the …

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Tanzania: Arrow Electronics Collaborates with Nonprofit “Close the Gap” to Help Bridge the Digital Divide in Africa

Children from the Tuleeni Orphanage in Tanzania learn to use the new computers in their mobile classroom with help from Neema International founder and executive director Mandy Stein

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) and the nonprofit organizations Close the Gap and Hoops of Hope were profiled last night on the CBS program “Courage in Sports” for their efforts to turn used cargo containers into fully equipped digital classrooms and health clinics that can be deployed to remote areas of Africa. “Arrow Electronics and Close the Gap have the …

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Africa the ‘new China’ when it comes to appetite for retail


Significant opportunities for retail-focused businesses on the continent. The African continent is experiencing rapid retail expansion, and is being compared to China in 1987 when it was predicated to be the next big thing(1). A.T. Kearney’s 2015 Global Retail Development Index has listed Sub-Saharan Africa as the ‘big story’ for 2040, similar to that of China 30 years ago, where …

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India, Africa agree on areas of cooperation


By– Pretoria – The Delhi Declaration and the India-Africa Framework for the Strategic Cooperation has been adopted by 41 Heads of State and Government from the African continent and others who attended the Third India-Africa Forum Summit. These outcome documents cover key priority areas for cooperation. They cover areas such as economic development; trade and Industry; agriculture; energy; the …

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