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Desert to Power initiative a step closer to lighting up the Sahel

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved an investment of $150 million in to the African Development Bank Desert to Power G5 Financing Facility. The initiative is expected to lead to substantial CO2 emission reductions.

Lesotho Highlands Water Project to receive $86.72m injection from AfDB

The Lesotho Highlands Water Project is to receive an $86.72 million loan from the African Development Bank. The loan will boost water security and socio-economic development in South Africa and Lesotho

Germany to invest $134.5m to SEFA to drive Africa’s RE transition

To affirm commitment in Africa's renewable energy potential, the German government has given a cash injection to the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa,.

Nigerian communities to be electrified with solar hybrid minigrids

Husk Power Systems has signed agreements under the Nigeria Electrification Project to electrify seven Nigerian communities with solar hybrid minigrids.

Uganda launches last-mile connectivity to increase electricity access

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development recently handed over electricity connection accessories to Uganda’s main power distribution company, UMEME Limited for last-mile connectivity of 87,500 rural households to affordable electricity.

AfCFTA scales up local content initiatives in Nigeria

The implementation of the AfCFTA allows Nigeria to increase local content initiatives, expand economic activity and drive local capacity.

SEFA injects $1m to modernise ageing hydropower fleets in Africa

The AfDB’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a $1 million grant for the modernisation of Africa’s hydropower fleet, which is expected to add 200MW in generation capacity.

African leaders must present united and strong front at COP26

At the Ninth Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IX) conference, the Prime Minister of Cabo Verde, Ulisses Correia e Silva called on African leaders to present a united front and push for bold African solutions for global efforts to tackle climate change as they prepare for the 26th UN climate change conference (COP26).

AMISOM powers up Bakiin Police Station in Somalia with solar power

The African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) has connected the Bakiin Police Station in Baidoa to solar power to ensure uninterrupted electricity to the station and surrounding areas.

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"Who rules the world?"  The lyrics by the powerhouse that is Beyonce follow this question with a very clear answer – girls! And August was...

AfDB’s Off-Grid Recovery Platform for COVID-19 reaches financial close

The African Development Bank has reached financial close on financing agreements for a $20 million concessional investment from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa for the COVID-19 Off-Grid Recovery Platform.

Last Mile Connectivity Project brings hope to small village in Kenya

Launched in 2017 by the Kenyan government, a review of the Last Mile Connectivity Project's impact in the remote village of Olosho-Oibor shows how instrumental this project has been in uplifting communities.