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Top 20 African Start-Ups enter World Bank Group Digital Acceleration Program

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Top 20 African Start-Ups enter World Bank Group Digital Acceleration Program

Twenty of the most promising African digital start-ups will take part in the XL Africa (XL-Africa.com) residency, the flagship initiative of the business accelerator launched last April by the World Bank Group’s infoDev program. The entrepreneurs will, from 6 to 17 November 2017 in Cape Town, have the opportunity to learn from their mentors and

Global GDP growth is expected to advance to 2.7% in 2017

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Global GDP growth is expected to advance to 2.7% in 2017

According to the World Bank, global GDP growth is expected to advance to 2.7% in 2017 and a further 2.9% in 2018, compared to the 2.4% reported in 2016. The growth of developed markets was revised up...

West Africa Clean Energy Corridor (WACEC) launched at African Utility Week

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

West Africa Clean Energy Corridor (WACEC) launched at African Utility Week

The West Africa Clean Energy Corridor (WACEC) aimed at accelerating the deployment of utility scale renewable energy into the region, was launched in Cape Town on 17 May 2017, with a warning for governments and power utilities...

World Bank warns about utility debt in Africa

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

World Bank warns about utility debt in Africa

Power utilities increasing their borrowings to cover costs, may put these institutions on a very dangerous slippery slope, delegates at the Africa Utility Week Conference heard on Tuesday. Senior energy specialist at the World Bank, Chris Trimble...

South Africa’s nuclear future to be discussed at African Utility Week

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

South Africa’s nuclear future to be discussed at African Utility Week

Discussions on South Africa’s nuclear future and a pledge of commitment by the water industry to ensure a water resilient future are some of the highlights at the 17th annual African Utility Week conference and expo that...

Returning Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to address African Utility Week

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Returning Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to address African Utility Week

The recently re-appointed Eskom CEO Brian Molefe will deliver the host utility welcome address at the opening session of the African Utility Week conference and expo at the CTICC in Cape Town on 16 May 2017. Mr...

Alain Ebobissé

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Alain Ebobissé

Alain Ebobissé is the Chief Executive Officer of  Africa50, the Pan-African infrastructure investment platform capitalized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), 25 African countries and two African Central Banks. Prior to joining Africa50, Ebobissé served as the Global...

World Bank Group launches initiative to support digital entrepreneurs in Africa

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

World Bank Group launches initiative to support digital entrepreneurs in Africa

The World Bank Group launched XL Africa, a five-month business acceleration program designed to support the 20 most promising digital start-ups from Sub-Saharan Africa. Start-ups will receive mentoring from global and local experts, learn through a tailor-made...

World Bank to show how Africa’s electricity providers can be profitable

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

World Bank to show how Africa’s electricity providers can be profitable

A new World Bank study presents a sobering assessment of the financial health of electricity utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa and suggests how utilities can be profitable while extending affordable services for the poor. “A central but under-reported...

African Utility Week highlights opportunities in continent’s energy market (View Image)

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

African Utility Week highlights opportunities in continent’s energy market (View Image)

The African Utility Week (www.African-Utility-Week.com), taking place from 16 to 18 May 2017 in Cape Town, will showcase how the continent is coming up with innovative, home-grown solutions to its energy and water challenges and how these are...

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