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Loan from BRICS bank on the cards for Eskom

President of the New Development Bank, K.V Kamath has revealed that the bank is considering lending a sum of $780 million to Eskom.
Kigali Bulk Water Supply Project

Construction on track for Kigali bulk water supply project

Construction of a new water facility known as Kigali Bulk Water Supply Project, is well under way in Rwanda and is on track for completion by 2020.
solar projects

$2.2m committed for two solar projects in Kenya

InfraCo Africa has signed $2.2 million convertible loan agreements with Gigawatt Global for the development of two Solar projects in Kenya.
South Africa

Energy crisis forces South Africa to consider all options

South Africa’s energy minister highlights the importance for the country to consider all energy sources available in the future energy plans.
overcome loadshedding

ESI Poll: What to prioritise to overcome loadshedding?

ESI Poll: What should South Africa prioritise to overcome loadshedding? Tell us what you’d advise the Minister, Eskom, and the Presidency.
Central Energy Fund

Sacked: Chairman of South Africa’s Central Energy Fund

The minister of energy, Jeff Radebe, has announced the removal of Luvo Makasi as the director and chairperson of the Central Energy...
climate finance

AfDB pledges $25bn to climate finance for 2020-2025

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is on course to achieve its target of allocating 40% of its funding to climate finance by 2020.
dysfunctional municipalities

Eskom establishes turnaround plan to address challenges

According to South Africa's Deputy President David Mabuza, Eskom has developed a detailed turnaround plan to address its challenges.
private equity

African private equity sector remains robust, finds report

The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association released its annual report analysing activity in the private equity sector across all regions.
Kikagati hydropower

Uganda: $27m approved for Kikagati hydropower plant

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund has approved $27 million loan to aid the construction of a 14MW Kikagati hydropower station in Uganda.

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