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Angola

Angola signs $1.5b solar and water projects MoU with US company

Angola has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sun Africa and US-based AfricaGlobal Shaffer to create the largest mini-grid energy project in Africa. This is part of a $1.5 billion project to be implemented by Sun Africa.
Kenya Rural Village Energy Solutions

Interrogating Kenya’s draft minigrid regulations

Currently, minigrids in Kenya are regulated under the Energy (Electricity Licensing) Regulations 2012, but this framework does not directly address the nuances of minigrid development. 
Rwanda

AfDB approves $84.22 million loan to help electrify south Rwanda

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) recently approved a loan of $36.77 million and $47.45 million ADF grant to electrify rural households in south Rwanda.
food security

Ethiopia: Exploring opportunities for electrification in agriculture

A recent RMI report explores the electrifying of agriculture in Ethiopia to empower livelihoods through productive use of energy with clean power.
gas Senegal karpowership

Shifting Senegal’s electricity generation from heavy fuel to gas

The Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) has provided $60 million funding to fuel Senegal’s national electrification and gas use ambitions.
Damilola Ogunbiyi

Not even a global crisis will sway her from reaching SDG7

Having taken up her position at SE4ALL at the start of what would prove to be a year of unprecedented crises, Damilola Ogunbiyi spoke on achieving SDG7.
Juba

“City of darkness” no longer – AfDB supported electricity project lights up Juba

The African Development Bank's $38 million Juba Power Distribution System Rehabilitation and Expansion Project is almost completed according to a release by the bank. Juba, the capital of South Sudan, hasn’t had a stable...

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