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Somalia clears arrears owed to the African Development Bank Group

Arrears on loans owed by Somalia to the African Development Bank Group have been cleared following the payment in full of $122.55 million by the governments of the United Kingdom and the European Union.
African Development Fund

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.

Webinar recording: Opportunities for solar-hybrid plants in sub-Saharan Africa

To understand the benefits of hybrid energy systems and the opportunities presented from battery storage, listen to this recorded discussion where JinkoSolar, Tesla and Ofgen present use cases from East Africa that can be replicated by companies in similar markets.

African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa rescheduled to November

ANNOUNCEMENT: African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa has new dates and will run from 24-26 November 2020 at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa.

Kenya Power: employee charged for fraudulent consumption of electricity

Kenya Power’s fight to curb illegal connections, theft of electricity and fraud intensified as a member of staff was arraigned on Wednesday 11 March in a Nairobi court to answer to charges of fraud.
Burundi

Grants valued at $160m to uplift Burundi communities through solar

The World Bank approved two grants from the International Development Association to support Burundi in improving essential services through solar power.
Somalia

Somalia and WB Group rebuild financial relations after 30 years

The World Bank Group Board of Executive Directors has moved toward normalising its relations with the Federal Government of Somalia after thirty years.

Toshiba wins Ethiopian small-scale geothermal wellhead order

Toshiba ESS signed an MOU to supply the steam turbine and the generator for the Aluto Langano Geothermal Wellhead Power System in central Ethiopia.

Kenya Power sacks 110 employees linked to illegal connections

Electricity distributor Kenya Power has laid off 110 employees who were found guilty of aiding fraud, illegal connections and other crimes.
Enel Russia

Siemens Gamesa lands contract to build Djibouti’s first wind farm

Siemens Gamesa has sealed a contract to build the first wind farm in the Republic of Djibouti, with a total capacity of 59MW.

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