African Review weekly digest - 4th - 9th September

Komencanto commons for ATR 307(Image source: Komencanto/commons)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Review, from 4th - 9th September 2017

Cabeolica chooses Breeze to provide Wind Farm Management System in Cape Verde 

Located in Cape Verde, Cabeolica has chosen Breeze to provide wind farm management system. Click here to read the full story.

DNV GL and Gexcon collaborates in large-scale dust explosion research 

DNV GL has partnered with Gexcon in a collaborative project to investigate dust explosions at a larger scale and produce new guidelines for industry on how best to mitigate these events. Click here to read the full story

Botswana’s Ministry of Basic Education joins forces with SAP and Noko Mashaba to promote Africa Code Week and empower pupils 

To celebrate the launch of the Ministry of Basic Education, SAP Africa Code Week (ACW) returned to Gaborone’s Bontleng Primary School this weekend with more fun-filled afternoons of coding training provided to 80 local teachers and 100 pupils in preparation for Africa Code Week 2017 (18-25 October 2017). Click here to read the full story. 

GE’s power generation and air quality control technology is deployed at Kusile Unit One 

Unit One of Kusile will deliver an additional 800MW to the grid and this new unit will help to stabilise the South African grid. Click here to read the full story.  

Ministerial meeting in Italy to scale-up geothermal energy worldwide 

Government and private sector leaders assemble to unlock geothermal’s 200GW of potential. Click here to read the full story.   

AfDB’s Vanessa Moungar appointed to the French presidential council for Africa 

Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, has appointed Vanessa Moungar, director for gender, women and civil society of the African Development Bank (AfDB), to his presidential council for Africa. Click here to read the full story

Ecobank: Continuing along the path to growth 

In a wide-ranging interview, Ecobank’s Global Chief Executive, Ade Ayeyemi talks to African Review about the bank’s ambitious strategy. Stephen Williams posed the questions. Click here to read the full story. 

BEC selected for providing energy solution in Liberia 

Bandera Electric Cooperative was selected by NRECA International to design and procure a solar and energy storage solution for Totota, Liberia, located 160km east of the capital, Monrovia. Click here to read the full story

Tanzania calls for bids to construct Rufiji hydro project 

Tanzania has opened a new tender for the construction of Rufiji hydropower project at Stiegler's Gorge, a move that will see the construction of the largest dam in Tanzania along the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve. Click here to read the full story

Increased oil production set to help economic growth in Ghana 

Ghana is expected to report a recovery of growth in 2017-18, with increased oil production being among the contributing factors, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) executive board review. Click here to read the full story.

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