Tag Archives: Continent: Africa

21Feb/17

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe turns 93

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe turns 93 on Tuesday (February 21). Last year he was confirmed as his party’s sole candidate for the next presidential election in 2018, when he will be 94 years old.
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19Dec/16

Ethiopia opens 1800-megawatt GIBE III Dam

Ethiopia has officially opened the Gibe III Dam, the third largest hydroelectric plant in Africa. This is part of Addis Ababa’s plan to raise power output to 17,346 megawatts from a current capacity of just over 2,200 from hydropower, wind and geothermal sources, part of which the government wants to export to neighbouring countries.

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14Nov/16

America’s Essence festival in Africa for the first time

Durban hosts first Essence festival in Africa – an event that provides an opportunity to connect scattered populations of black people with similar ambitions in music, fashion, artist, women empowerment and business. Continue reading

10Nov/16

Morocco climate change conference sheds bright light on Africa

Governments meeting in Morocco are expected to produce action plans on how to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement to slow global warming and one of them is the need to develop Africa, a continent that continues to pay the price for the industries of developed nations. In Paris, they spoke about the need to electrify African countries among other actions but this conference is expected to show how they will do that despite the funding and technical challenges behind implementation.

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23Sep/16

ProBASE Limited nominated for the African FinTech Awards 2016

PRESS RELEASE, (ProBASE) – ProBASE has been nominated for the 2016 Africa Fintech Awards. The winner of the award will be announced at the Finance Indaba to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on October 13 in South Africa.
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19Aug/16

Zambia’s Lungu shrugs off challenge, says will boost growth

Lungu says he’ll take decisive action to lift economy
Africa’s No. 2 copper producer hit by commodities downturn
Opposition challenging Lungu re-election
Adds opposition vote petition pushed to Monday

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