African Review weekly digest - 17th - 21st April

Komencanto commons for ATR 307(Komencanto commons)Here is a brief overview of the week's new on African Review , from 17 - 21 April 2017

Financial risk interview with Senior Advisor of The Currency Exchange Fund 

“The solar off-grid grid space is fascinating. Like telecom, it is an example where development and private interests are fully compatible” 

Solar energy gets a 400 MW boost in Egypt 

A new purchase power agreement will deliver 400 MW of electricity to Egypt, replacing about 350,000 tons of carbon emissions 

Abuja Airport reopens early 

The airport in Abuja, Nigeria, has reopened after being closed for six weeks for urgent repairs to its runway 

Cross-border power can help Africa overcome low electricity supply rates 

With the recent announcement of an ambitious power project to connect Cape Town and Cairo within the next three years, the opportunities for reliable cross-border electricity generation are once again in the spotlight 

60 years of BOMAG: The success story continues 

BOMAG GmbH, the specialist in road construction, asphalt and soil compaction, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this yearasphaltBOMAG GmbH, the specialist in road construction, asphalt and soil compaction, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year

Trimble introduces the next generation of grade control for excavators and dozers 

Trimble Earthworks grade control platform transforms machine control with integrated 3D aftermarket excavator automatics 

Lesotho’s diamond mining ambitions are on the up once again 

At the Liqhobong mine recently, operator Firestone Diamonds announced its largest gemstone find yet, sparking optimism that there could be much more to follow 

Konecranes and Demag join forces 

Following the finalisation of the Konecranes’ worldwide acquisition of Terex MHPS, which in effect is Demag Cranes, Hoists, Material Handling and Ports Solutions, the two global crane brands will be sharing their considerable combined knowledge and technology, becoming a substantial force in the lifting business in sub-Saharan Africa 

Gambia welcomes UNCTAD’s recommendations to improve the investment climate 

High-level government officials, private sector representatives, and development partners participated in the presentation of UNCTAD's Investment Policy Review of the Gambia last week 

Nexus Gold announce Phase 2 drilling underway at Niangouela, Burkina Faso 

Nexus Gold Corp has announced the completion of its phase one diamond drill program at the 178-square kilometer Niangouela exploration permit located approximately 85 kilometers north of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 

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