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IBRD

Changes in IBRD loan pricing effective July 2018

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) has officially announced its new pricing structure for IBRD loans that became effective on July 1,...

Upcoming webinar | Understanding Power Project Procurement

Thursday 23 August 2018 | 15h00 CET REGISTER TODAY The mechanisms behind a successful strategy   Power Africa, co-hosted with Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, launched its fourth ‘Understanding’ handbook in...

Kenya: will the electricity tariff review result in low tariffs?

Since the beginning of July, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has been conducting public hearings with regards to the final electricity tariff review whereby...
Water

South African research council looks into forest-water relations

With increasing water scarcity challenges globally, the role of trees and forests in the water cycle is at least as important as their role...

Côte d’Ivoire: Robust economic growth under looming threat of climate change...

The short- and medium-term outlook for the Ivorian economy remains positive and is expected to maintain a steady trajectory, with GDP growth of 7...
Africa Energy Marketplace

Africa Energy Marketplace to accelerate project execution

“Energy powers economies and every delay in power project execution keep our people in darkness,” underscored AfDB's Vice-President for power, energy, climate and green...

Ethiopia to bridge electricity connectivity gap with new substations

Although the grid covers about 60% of the towns in Ethiopia, over 70% of people still have no access to electricity.  This gap necessitates for...

Regional development bank commits to Tanzania’s gas power plant

East African regional development financial institution, TRADE & Development Bank (TDB), has committed a $200 million soft loan to the Tanzanian government for construction...

Zambia obtains $50m to advance its renewable energy programme

Facing a serious electricity supply deficit due to recent droughts, Zambia’s government launched the Renewable Energy Feed-in-Tariff (REFiT) policy in 2017 to crowd in...
CDC solar

CDC and Globeleq invest $66 million to develop solar PV plant...

CDC, a UK government development finance institution, alongside its partner, Globeleq, announced a $66 million debt investment in Malindi Solar Group, to build a...

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