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Russia Plans to Build Nigeria’s Nuclear Plant

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 10, 2015 (Bloomberg) - igera is in talks with Russia’s Rosatom Corp. to build as many as four nuclear power plants costing about $20 billion as Africa’s biggest economy seeks to add 1,200 megawatts of capacity by the end of the decade.

Read more... Monday, 20 July 2015 15:45
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Africa: Action After Addis - Ten Ways to Finance Africa's Energy Opportunity

By Caroline Kende-Robb

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 17, 2015 (APP) -- Can we stave off catastrophic climate change while building the energy systems needed to power growth, create jobs and lift millions of people out of poverty?

That's a crucial question for Africa. No region has done less to contribute to the climate crisis, but no region will pay a higher price for failure to tackle it. Meanwhile, over half of Africa's population lacks access to modern energy.

Read more... Friday, 17 July 2015 15:41
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Russian firm dismisses South Africa nuclear build fears

By Lawrence Bartlett

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 15, 2015 (AFP) - Russia's state energy corporation Rosatom on Wednesday denied that it had already secretly won a massive nuclear power contract in South Africa, and sought to allay fears of corruption over the deal.

Read more... Wednesday, 15 July 2015 15:46
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Africa: The Investing in Africa Forum - Partnering to Accelerate Investment, Industrialization, and Results in Africa


ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 04, 2015 (World Bank) — The Investing in Africa Forum: Partnering to Accelerate Investment, Industrialization, and Results, was held June 30-July 1, 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, co-organized by the Government of Ethiopia, the China Development Bank, the China-Africa Development Fund, the World Bank Group, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

Read more... Saturday, 04 July 2015 13:59
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How to Make Energy and Climate Work for Africa

cEnergyBy Caroline Kende-Robb, Executive Director, Africa Progress Panel

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 30, 2015 (APP) -- Africa has abundant supplies of every type of energy: oil, gas, coal, hydro, geothermal, solar and wind. So why do two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africans lack access to electricity - 621 million people, and rising? Excluding South Africa, which generates half the region's electricity, Sub-Saharan Africa uses less electricity than Spain.

Read more... Tuesday, 30 June 2015 14:17

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