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Private sector accelerating energy access in Africa

Global solar developer Renewvia Energy has secured $10 million from private equity firm Claritas Capital to accelerate company growth in the US and Africa.
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New methodology analysing regulatory environment of African electricity markets

A report released by RES4Africa in partnership with UNECA is a methodological framework to analyse the policy and regulatory environment of African electricity markets in their preparedness to attract private sector investors.

AfDB injects loan of $116 million into Egypt’s electricity sector

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) have approved an $116 million loan to fund the second phase of Egypt’s Electricity and Green Growth Support Program. This programme seeks to enhance the power sector’s financial sustainability, governance and operations.

AFSIA report dissects why African solar sector is growing

The Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) has released its first annual Africa Solar Outlook. The report is a country-by-country review of the key drivers of successful solar development. It aims to provide solar decision-makers with...
clean energy

Private investment critical to meet Sustainable Development Goals

Climate change risks over the next decade will only be mitigated by investment from not only governments and development banks, but also the private sector, says Alan Sproule from Standard Chartered Bank.

Japan-US bilateral DFI co-financing agreement to bolster private sector

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) for promoting mutual co-financing to the private sector in developing countries. The MOC was...
energy projects

Sukuk – a new avenue for funding African infrastructure

African governments need to embrace private sector infrastructure investment to alleviate the burden on the public purse. Fully convertible exchange rates and allowance for capital to easily move in and out of African...