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In 2012, we celebrated success in a number of fields as the continent sought to achieve its common vision of development, peace and integration. The development outlook for the continent looks bright as Africa is now considered the next growth pole. A number of countries inched closer to their development goals by registering impressive growth Continue Reading

Nigeria Targets 10,000 MW of Electricity by December


The Minister of State for Power, Mrs Zainab Kuchi, has announced plans by the Federal Government to attain 10,000 MW of electricity generation in the country by December. The current electricity generation capacity stands at 6,442 MW, although actual generation peaked at 4,517.6MW recorded on December 23, 2012. The Minister also listed other plans by Continue Reading

Google Launches Election Hub Portal in Nairobi


In line with Kenya’s elections on March 4, 2013, Google has launched an election hub portal in the capital city, Nairobi. The hub will provide updates on campaigns, news and information related to the polls. Kenya will be the third African country to use the portal for polls, after Senegal and Ghana used similar portals Continue Reading

Young South African Entrepreneur Develops ‘Waterless Bath’


Ludwick Marishane, a young South African entrepreneur has developed a product that allows people who have limited access to water to maintain their standards of hygiene. He invented a water-less bathing lotion. His product, called ‘DryBath’, is a clear germicidal and moisturising gel. It has the same effect as anti-bacterial cleanser, but it’s odorless and creates a biodegradable Continue Reading

Nigeria, Algeria and Angola Record Higher Petroleum Income

Crude oil revenue

A report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the US Department of Energy, has revealed that Nigeria and other members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), recorded a higher income in excess of $128 billion in 2012. EIA provided no explanation for the rise in income of OPEC members in 2012, but Continue Reading

Lagos State to Launch ‘Blue Light Rail Project’ in June


The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, yesterday announced that the first phase of the state Blue Light Rail project would be completed by June. The Governor made this known during an inspection of ongoing projects in the state. He expressed confidence that Lagosians would start enjoying the services immediately. The first phase would run from Marina Continue Reading

Ghana to Build Africa’s Largest Solar Photovoltaic Plant

Nzema Project

In a move that could spark a renewable energy revolution in West Africa, Blue Energy has announced that it would build Africa’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Ghana. The project called the ‘Nzema Project’ will be the first to go ahead under Ghana’s 2011 Renewable Energy Act. The 155 MW Nzema project is expected Continue Reading

iROKO Partners Opens Office in South Africa


iROKO Partners is the world’s largest online distributor of Nigerian movies and music. Since launching in December 2010, the company has built a global audience of over 6 million unique users from 178 different countries. In addition to its Lagos, London and New York office, it has announced the opening of a new office in Johannesburg, Continue Reading

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