African Review weekly digest - 1st - 5th May

Komencanto commons for ATR 307(Image source: Komencanto/commons)Here is a brief overview of the week's new on African Review, from 1 - 5 May 2017

AfDB participated in the 2017 World Economic Forum 

The African Development Bank have participated in the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban, South Africa, which ran from 3 - 5 May. Click here to read the full story. 

Access Co-Development Facility extends deadline for entrepreneurs and developers of renewable energy projects in Africa competition 

Deadline extension until 12 May for entrepreneurs to enter the Access Co-Development Facility ‘ACF’ competition to win US$7mn prize to fund African renewable energy projects. Click here to read the full story.   

ABB inaugurates traction transformer plant in South Africa 

ABB’s new factory in Johannesburg reinforces company’s Africa focus and supports growing need for sustainable transportation. Click here to read the full story

PwC: Africa’s CEOs seize the opportunities that uncertainty brings 

CEOs will need to focus on their business strategies and processes and will be expected to play a part in the broader community. Click here to read the full story.  

Africa presents a mixed foreign direct investment picture in EY Africa Attractiveness report 

Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa collectively attracted 58 per cent of the continent’s total FDI projects in 2016. Click here to read the full story.  

Swaziland reaches the top in African economic freedom index 

The latest rankings in the 2017 Index of Economic Freedom by The Heritage Foundation shows people living in countries with low trade barriers are better off. Click here to read the full story.  

Harnessing the sun’s power 

Solar energy production is growing across Africa with some of the most sophisticated and advanced solar farm projects in the world, including Morocco, South Africa and Rwanda. Tim Guest reports. Click here to read the full story

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