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Nigeria’s solar mini-grid ambition gains momentum

The Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency and the World Bank have signed a grant agreement with Renewvia Solar Nigeria for the Solar Hybrid Mini Grids Performance-Based Grant.
Financial Modeler

Change in venture capital funding encourages growth of fintech startups

Analysis of the market reveals how various fintech companies are trying to expand as the sector is stabilising and maturing.

Interview: What’s the status of SA’s electricity plan?

ESI Africa spoke with Kevin Mileham, the Shadow Minister of Mineral Resources & Energy to assess the current status of South Africa's...

AfDB approves $200m Trade Finance Risk participation agreement

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) have approved a $200m Trade Finance Risk participation agreement between Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe and the AfDB.

Ethiopia set to boost climate investment and the finance sector

The World Bank approved a grant and credit toward Ethiopia accelerating its economic growth and vision of becoming a lower-middle-income country.
South Africa

European utilities’ credit outlook stable; industry disruption poses threat

European utilities face relatively minor short-term economic and financial consequences from the Covid-19 pandemic beyond the constraints on employees from lockdowns and sickness, says Scope Ratings.

Eskom board take a stand on allegations against its group COO

The Eskom board responds to corruption allegations against the group's COO from Corruption Watch, and from the South African Federation of Trade Unions.
Côte d’Ivoire

New facility to bridge financing gap for access to clean power

responsAbility has launched a $3 million Technical Assistance Facility targeting efforts to provide access to clean power in developing countries.
UK aid

IEA calls for continued climate solutions investments amid COVID-19

The Executive Director of the IEA has urged governments not to lose sight of climate change challenges as they tackle the impact of COVID-19.

SA gov promotes a culture of paying for Eskom services on...

Department of Gauteng’s CoGTA together with executive mayors agreed to promote a culture of paying for Eskom services on time.

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