Year 6 | Edition 29 | 6 August 2019
 

Senegal adopts gas-to-power agenda for universal electricity access

As gas-to-power is a major pillar of Senegal’s strategy to provide universal power access and increase economic competitiveness, the country aims to obtain sufficient energy sources while reducing the electricity shortage among its people.

Africa is leading the liquefied natural gas (LNG) global race as it will receive one-third of total global greenfield investments for LNG projects in 2019, around US$103bn. Senegal is leading the way with its giant Grand Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA)...

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Air Tanzania to launch flights to London

Air Tanzania has received landing slots for the launch of flights to London's Gatwick Airport. In preparations for the launch of flights to the United Kingdom later this year, next to resolve for the airline will be other related licences and the process is already underway.

The carrier is planning to operate three flights a week, using B787 Dreamliner, to fly from Dar es Salaam via Kilimanjaro to Gatwick, every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday...

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[Column] Sachen Gudka: It is time for Kenya to capitalize on its export potential

Pursuing export-led industrialization puts a country in a sustainable socio-economic development path.

This was highlighted during the Source 21 COMESA International Trade Fair held a few weeks ago, which saw government representatives from COMESA trade bloc showcase the need for opening up our markets, diversifying our manufactured goods and increasing our production...

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[Nigeria] NCC reassures telecoms consumers of protection in the wake of crackdown on interconnectivity debts

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reassured the over 174 million telecoms consumers of their protection from suffering any service disruption as a result of the ongoing regulatory intervention towards resolving the rising interconnectivity debts among telecoms operators in Nigeria.

The Commission also called on debtor operators to settle interconnect debts owed their creditor networks without further delay to prevent possible revenue drop and customer...

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Egypt announces new gas discovery in Nile Delta area

The Egyptian petroleum ministry has announced a new gas discovery in the Nile Delta area with an estimated production of 20 million cubic feet per day, which would help the North African country become a regional energy hub.

According to a ministry statement, the discovery was made by Petrobel-Belayim, an Egyptian petroleum company which manages gas and oil projects in the Nile Delta area...

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[Column] Maria Auma: Let's really talk AfCFTA

Finally! Africa seems to have woken up! Or at least her leaders have. Or have they? It is sad that it had to take nearly two decades for the continent to realize that a unified continent benefits the people in her country.

I did write a post related to this where I criticized Africa’s inability to create an enabling environment for entrepreneurs. I guess someone did read that blog and decided to act on it. But let’s be clear - this is not just about increasing GDP, or...

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News Headlines

Andersen Global enters Zimbabwe through partnership with Zenas 21-08-2019 | 07:20:41
Andersen Global announced it has signed a collaboration agreement with Chimwamurombe Legal Practice (Zenas) in Zimbabwe.


Equatorial Guinea to build West Africa’s first Liquefied Natural Gas storage and regas plant 21-08-2019 | 07:18:33
Equatorial Guinea is set to construct the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and regasification plant in West Africa.


Wood-saving cookstoves help Zambia cut forest loss 21-08-2019 | 07:12:00
A UNDP-GEF partnership is promoting energy-saving stoves in rural communities in support of the government’s efforts to cut forest loss, clean up cooking, save lives and curb climate change.


Kenya farmers find new fortunes in avocado farming 21-08-2019 | 06:45:00
Kenya’s avocado farming, now christened the green revolution, has seen farmers abandon their traditional crops in favour of harvesting the popular fruit.


BABA TV launched on DSTV in Uganda 20-08-2019 | 06:04:00
BABA TV, the highest-ranked new channel in the 'family' with the best quality picture has been launched on DStv platform in Uganda.


BBC appoints Pierre Cloete as commercial director for branded services in Sub-Saharan Africa 20-08-2019 | 05:57:00
BBC Studios has announced the appointment of Pierre Cloete as commercial director for branded services, Sub-Saharan Africa.


South African Airways restores Hong Kong service 19-08-2019 | 12:59:00
South African Airways has restored flights between Johannesburg and Hong Kong on August 14, which was suspended for two days due to protest action at the Hong Kong International Airport.


Ethiopia to open banks for Ethiopian investors in diaspora 19-08-2019 | 11:18:00
The government of Ethiopia recently passed a law that will enable Ethiopian in other parts of the world to invest in the country’s financial services industry.


Kenya’s animal health industry unveils umbrella body to address sector needs 19-08-2019 | 10:15:00
The animal health industry in Kenya has today launched a new body that will articulate and address the needs of industry players.


[Nigeria] NNPC targets China to boost crude oil reserves 19-08-2019 | 08:53:28
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation says strategic partnership and new investments in the Upstream Petroleum Sector are essential for it to actualize the nation’s crude Oil reserves and 3m barrels per day oil production target by 2023.


Kenya Airways adds two direct flights on the Nairobi- Cape Town route 16-08-2019 | 12:05:37
Cape Town Air Access has announced the addition of two direct flights to the weekly Cape Town-Nairobi service, operated by Kenya Airways.


AfroChampions unveils drive to finance the African Continental Free Trade Area 16-08-2019 | 08:46:00
The AfroChampions Initiative has formally launched a private sector investment framework to secure financing for the African Continental Free Trade Area.


Capital Markets Authority approves Kenya’s first green bond 16-08-2019 | 06:55:00
Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has approved the issuance of Kenya’s first unlisted green bond, to be issued by Acorn Project (Two) Limited Liability Partnership.


EgyptAir’s B787-9 Dreamliner set to fly to Beijing 16-08-2019 | 06:47:06
EgyptAir has said that the first ever flight for the sixth and last Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is set to be operated on the company's route to Beijing on Sunday.


Africa Oil announces major oil discovery offshore Guyana 15-08-2019 | 14:13:43
Africa Oil is pleased to announce a significant oil discovery on the Orinduik Block, offshore Guyana.


 


 
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