African Review weekly digest - 23rd - 27th October

Komencanto commons for ATR 307(Image source: Komencanto/commons)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Review, from Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Review, from 23rd - 27th October 2017

West African markets continue to attract FDI: Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry 

Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to West African countries increased 12 per cent to US$11.4bn in 2016, supported by recovering investment in Nigeria, recent analysis conducted by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has reported. Click here to read the full story.  

South Africa’s Robben Island embraces green energy 

South Africa’s Robben Island has launched a micro-grid project embracing clean power and battery storage, a move that incorporates the island’s long-term initiative to go green in its energy projects. Click here to read the full story.  

South African futurist offers a mixed picture for the continent at Africa Oil Week 

Daniel Silke, a  futurist and former member of the South African parliament, gave a lively keynote address on trends which could impact the continent's hydrocarbons industry at Africa Oil Week yesterday. Click here to read the full story.  

GovTech 2017 to focus on transformation in the ICT sector 

GovTech 2017, the digital government transformation conference, is going to be held at the Durban International Conference Centre from 29 October to 1 November 2017. Click here to read the full story.  

Kennametal to supply Caterpillar customers cutting tool technology 

Caterpillar Inc. has reached an agreement with Kennametal Inc. to provide Caterpillar customers globally with special order rotors and diamond and carbide earth cutting tools for mixing and road milling applications. Click here to read the full story.  

Doosan launch DL420CVT-5 wheel loader 

Doosan has launched the new DL420CVT-5 Stage IV compliant wheel loader, the first model in the Doosan wheel loader range to be equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Click here to read the full story.  

Iatinum Power pre-qualifies design and build of 365MW hydroelectric project in Cameroon 

This project has an expected installed capacity of 365 MW and is located on the Nyong River, in the Nyong-et-Kelle Department, Central region of the Republic of Cameroon. Click here to read the full story.  

Building Energy to take part in the 2017 South Africa – Italy Summit 

Luca Silva, Head of Design and Construction Africa and the Middle East, will illustrate the Building Energy’s skills and vision from start-up to successful enterprise during the debate ‘Leaders for the future’. Click here to read the full story.  

Africa Oil Week opens with a focus on oil and gas for local development 

The 24th Africa Oil Week opened in Cape Town today with a strong focus on moving away from exports and instead utilising African oil and gas for access to energy and downstream projects, such as petrochemicals and refining. Click here to read the full story.  

Dangote Cement strengthen African market volume across the continent 

Dangote Cement has maintained its stronghold in the Nigeria domestic cement market accounting for 65 per cent of the Nigerian market volume, while other African plants’ volumes went up by 7.5 per cent to 7.0 mta. Click here to read the full story.  

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