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Dam Rising in Ethiopia Stirs Hope and Tension

DamEBy Jacey Fortin

GUBA, Ethiopia, October 12, 2014 (NYT) — There is a remote stretch of land in Ethiopia’s forested northwest where the dust never settles. All week, day and night, thousands of workers pulverize rocks and lay concrete along a major tributary of the Nile River. It is the site of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, the continent’s biggest hydropower plant and one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects ever in Africa.

Read more... Sunday, 12 October 2014 11:36
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The Rediscovery of Africa's Textile Industry

By Andreas Beckeran

ADDIS Ababa, Ethiopia, October 08, 2014 (Addis Fortune) -- Close to 10 percent of the world's cotton comes from Africa. Most of this cotton is then however taken to Asia for further manufacturing. Could Africa's textile industry make a comeback?

Read more... Wednesday, 08 October 2014 11:27
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Ghana’s Talented But Ignored Inventors

iMensahBy Kent Mensah

ACCRA, Ghana, August 25, 2014 (Al Jazeera) -- Imagine having a television set that comes on after an effortless clap or by blowing air; picture yourself in a car that is engineless and starts with a simple push of a button tucked to your dress; or a change-over-machine that speaks and tells you where exactly a fire or electrical fault is in your home.

Read more... Monday, 25 August 2014 14:52
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Nigeria: Manufacturing Sector Now Nigeria's Major Economic Growth Driver - Rencap

By Phillip Oladunjoye

LAGOS, Nigeria, July 17, 2014 (Daily Independent) --- The transformation agenda of the Federal Government appears to be making the necessary impact on the manufacturing activities in the country. This is hinged on the recent report by Renaissance Capital (Rencap), which noted that the manufacturing sector is now the major driver of economic growth in Nigeria.

Read more... Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:44
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Power Africa Forms U.S. Hope


LONDON, June 30, 2014 (African Energy) -- Launched by President Barack Obama in Cape Town one year ago, the Power Africa initiative has been making bold claims about its early successes in a campaign to boost Sub-Saharan Africa's (SSA) installed generation capacity by some 10GW and connect some 20m more homes and businesses to the grid by 2020.

Read more... Monday, 30 June 2014 10:15
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Ghana's Oil Exploration Quagmire

ildrillingBy Hakeem Adamu Tahiru

ACCRA, Ghana, April 20, 2014 (The Chronicle) -- As Ghana strives harder to escape the quagmire of oil curse which is the vile menace of oil and gas producing countries in third world countries across the globe, there are already looming signals that Ghana is virtually losing its gravity and battles to the foreign partners in her oil and gas industry.

Read more... Sunday, 20 April 2014 12:45

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