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Switching to solar can be a major boon to poor countries-study

Switching to solar can be a major boon to poor countries-study

Homes in countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia and Bangladesh could save $10 per month by switching to solar-powered lighting from kerosene-powered lamps, a new...
Improved infrastructure in Africa will help in job creation, KPMG

Improved infrastructure in Africa will help in job creation, KPMG

The latest KPMG Report shows that improved  infrastructure in Africa, technological readiness better health systems and primary education will help the continent become more...
South Africa’s energy mix will be much cheaper with renewables-study

South Africa’s energy mix will be much cheaper with renewables-study

South Africa's energy mix will be over 10% cheaper than power generation from new coal and nuclear plants, a new study has found. The survey...
Mortgage uptake in Kenya records major drop

Mortgage uptake in Kenya records major drop

  Mortgage uptake in Kenya has dropped significantly for the first time in a decade, new data from the country's central bank shows. The report released...
Afrimat remains 'concrete' in Africa's construction industry

Afrimat remains ‘concrete’ in Africa’s construction industry

Construction in South Africa is tough and infrastructure spend from government is low. Private fixed investment has been in a downward cycle for many...
AfDB report says investment in infrastructure most profitable

AfDB report says investment in infrastructure most profitable

Investment in Infrastructure projects are among the most profitable any society can make as they significantly contribute to propel and sustain a country’s economic...
Evolution of African megacities into smart cities

Evolution of African megacities into smart cities

The rapid growth and evolution of African megacities requires radical, effective urban management. Lagos, Cairo and Kinshasa already have more than 10 million residents while...
OPEC production cut extension may boost recovery of oil and gas industry

OPEC production cut extension may boost recovery of oil and gas industry

OPEC’s decision recently to extend oil production cuts is likely to provide momentum to the promising early signs of recovery in the oil and...
Mining fails to attract more FDI to Africa -EY report

Mining fails to attract more FDI to Africa -EY report

In summary Mining sector accounted for just 6.2% of foreign direct investment (FDI) that landed in Africa last year. Capital investment was primarily driven...
Africa performs poorly on Global Competitiveness Index

Africa performs poorly on Global Competitiveness Index

Sub Saharan Africa 2017-2018 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index (WEF GCI) shows a largely stagnant block compared to 2016-2017 results, latest survey that...
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