African Review weekly digest - 20th - 24th November

Komencanto commons for ATR 307(Image source: Komencanto/commons)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Review, from 20th - 24th November 2017

AfDB signs MoU with IATA to advance Africa’s aviation 

The AfDB has signed a MoU with International Air Transport Association (IATA) to establish a framework for collaboration to boost the aviation sector in Africa. Click here to read the full story.  

AfDB approves US$213.41mn for Cameroon’s economic reforms programme 

The AfDB has approved a loan of US$213.41mn to Cameroon to finance the first phase of the government’s competitiveness and economic growth support programme (PACCE). Click here to read the full story.  

Potain dealers convene in Spain to strategize customer solutions and support 

More than 200 representatives from the Potain tower crane dealer network attended a recent convention hosted by Manitowoc Cranes in Barcelona, focusing on Potain tower cranes and customer support. Click here to read the full story.  

Two off grid projects to electrify rural communities in Nigeria 

Two off grid projects have recently been announced in Nigeria, aiming to add to the growing momentum of the off grid sector across Africa. Click here to read the full story.  

Sage Group witnesses double-digit growth across Africa and the Middle East 

Enterprise software company Sage Group has announced it has experienced 13 per cent growth across Africa in the Sage 200 family and 66 per cent growth in Sage One. Click here to read the full story.   

DNV GL introduces Phast software to predict behaviour of toxic clouds 

DNV GL has introduced new software for process hazard analysis, Phast, to provide a new dispersion model for increasing accuracy in predicting movement of certain toxic clouds. Click here to read the full story.  

Royal Academy of Engineering announces shortlist for 2018 African entrepreneurial engineers 

The 2018 shortlist for the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation has been announced in Cape Town, South Africa. Click here to read the full story.  

Camille launches CENTRAX CU5000 to control energy parameters 

Camille Bauer Metrawatt AG has introduced CENTRAX CU5000, a measurement device for heavy current applications, with an aim to carry out closely coupled automation tasks directly by programmable logic. Click here to read the full story.  

First commercial solar savings insurance launched in South Africa 

South Africa’s All Power Systems and Synthesis has launched the country's first commercial solar savings insurance, aiming to protect companies from risks related to adverse weather and system failure. Click here to read the full story.  

Senegal-UK Chamber of Commerce launch panel identifies multiple investment opportunities 

At the launch of the Senegal-UK Chamber of Commerce, held this week in London, panellists outlined the wide range of opportunities they believe will be available to international investors. Click here to read the full story.  

New oil and gas training centre for West Africa opens in Ghana 

A new training centre for the West African oil and gas industry, valued at US$8.5mn, has opened in Takoradi, Ghana. Click here to read the full story.  

AfDB approves US$171mn loans for Rwanda’s water and sanitation programme 

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved two loans amounting to US$171mn to finance Rwanda’s sustainable water supply and sanitation programme. Click here to read the full story.  

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