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Future Energy to address Africa's power potential

Regional power events in Africa, including EAPIC and WAPIC, have been renamed to Future Energy, in order to reflect the optimism and potential of the energy and power sectors on the continent...

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Uganda gold refinery raises alarm over conflict minerals

The inauguration of Uganda's first gold refinery sparked concern over the possibility of dirty minerals from regional conflict zones making their way into the country...

1 day ago

Uganda commissions first gold refinery

President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned Uganda's first gold refinery with a promise to abolish royalty taxes to boost the sector....

3 days ago

Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies

Sub-Saharan Africa trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy...

16 Feb 2017

Uganda's slow oil and gas infrastructure development

Following the withdraw of a Russian-led consortium from a refinery construction project in July, the Ugandan government is looking for a new investor...

By Ronald Musoke 6 Jan 2017

Huge solar plant beams power, hope to rural Uganda

When power goes out in the rural town of Soroti, store manager Hussein Samsudin hopes it won't go on so long it spoils his produce...

22 Dec 2016

Uganda's first solar energy plant will be up and running in seven months

Uganda will have its first government-endorsed renewable energy in just over half a year, with the construction of the 10MW (14GWh/y) Tororo solar PV project...

21 Dec 2016

Uganda's Soroti Solar Plant begins operations

Uganda's first grid-connected solar plant, made up of 32,680 photovoltaic panels and generating 10MW, is now online...

15 Dec 2016

New solar project to light up Uganda

Uganda's solar energy project in Tororo is set to provide 10MW of power and will be built at a cost of $14,7m...

7 Oct 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...

16 Sep 2016

#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa

Not many 28 year olds have achieved what Obinwanne Okeke has, includings gracing the cover of one of the world's most influential business journals.

By Nicci Botha 22 Jun 2016

Oil and gas discoveries catalyst for investment into trade and logistics

Oil and gas (O&G) discoveries have become a catalyst for investment into...

By Siphesihle Hlela 5 Aug 2015

Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014

Africa must look for partnerships

Africa needs to form partnerships with the developed nations in order to realise the continent's goal to industrialise, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said .

By Chris Bathembu 5 Aug 2014

Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia

Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014

Grindrod, a boost for Africa

Shipping and logistics group Grindrod has been a big spender on infrastructure for some time. Growing its network of port and rail operations allows the group to diversify away from international shipping, a notoriously cyclical business.

19 May 2014

Zimbabwe central bank has 'no tools' to fix economy

Zimbabwe's new central bank chief said the country's economy was weakening and the bank did not have the tools to fix it.

8 May 2014

Zimbabwe takes heart from Antwerp trial sale of gems

Zimbabwe is planning a second auction of its Marange diamonds next February‚ buoyed by the interest in and sale of more than 279‚000 carats of diamonds in Antwerp‚ Belgium. The sale raked in US$10.7m.

By Ray Ndlovu 24 Dec 2013

Barloworld plans Africa expansion

Barloworld is targeting six sectors to boost the growth of its business and is busy positioning itself "o expand into west and east Africa‚ according to company chief executive Clive Thomson.

By Nick Hedley 20 Nov 2013

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