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Off-grid Solar set to triple in Africa

Off-grid Solar set to triple in Africa

Off- grid solar will bring basic electricity services to almost 70 million more people in Asia and sub Saharan Africa A new report has confirmed that Solar is now the fastest growing energy source in the world, and is making a major impact in Africa. The International Energy Agency’s 2017 report on renewables forecasts that […]

Taking an intelligent approach to Africa’s promising mobility revolution

Taking an intelligent approach to Africa’s promising mobility revolution

Despite the continent’s transport infrastructure lagging behind global standards for decades, Africa is bracing itself for a transport revolution as more countries embrace the onset of new technology. This sets the scene for a new era of intelligent mobility in Africa, writes Kevin Pillay – Vice President for Mobility at Siemens Africa. Intelligent mobility involves […]

Africa’s Leading Architects

Africa’s Leading Architects

At a gala awards ceremony held on the rooftop of the Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town, the inaugural Grand Prix and Category Winners of the Africa Architecture Awards were announced on the evening of Thursday, 28 September 2017. Over 130 VIP guests were in attendance at this glittering event, including the Consul-General of France in […]

GROHE wins nine awards from the prestigious Iconic Awards 2017

GROHE wins nine awards from the prestigious Iconic Awards 2017

Every year, the Iconic Awards recognize visionary buildings, innovative products, and sustainable communication in the sectors of architecture, construction, industry and production industry. This year, GROHE, the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings, has been announced as the winner of nine coveted awards in the categories “Product”, “Communication” and “Architecture”. The official award ceremony will […]

Are Chinese Investors in Standard Gauge Railway Project Neo-Colonial Predators?

Are Chinese Investors in Standard Gauge Railway Project Neo-Colonial Predators?

Chinese investors in Kenya’s standard gauge railway (SGR) project generally responded fairly to challenges, and should not be regarded as “neo-colonial predators,” a study by US-based researchers has found. The Kenyan government and the country’s political culture are seen, in contrast, as the source of many of the problems and conflicts that arose during construction […]

President John Magufuli Meets Energy Experts From Ethiopia

President John Magufuli Meets Energy Experts From Ethiopia

President John Magufuli Wednesday met a delegation of electricity and dam construction experts from Ethiopia. The delegatation was sent by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on request from Tanzania, according to a statement from the State House released today. The team was led by Ethiopia’s water, irrigation and electricity minister, Dr Seleshi Bekele. According to […]

Chinese Constructed Sigiri Bridge Collapses Days After President’s Inspection

Chinese Constructed Sigiri Bridge Collapses Days After President’s Inspection

The Chinese firm constructing a Sh1.2 billion bridge that mysteriously collapsed on Monday in Budalang’i has accepted responsibility for the mishap. Chinese Overseas Construction and Engineering Company Project Manager Jerome Xzue Hua told the Nation thecompany’s engineersthey are baffled by the incident. STANDARDS However, Mr Hua defended the company against claims that it did not […]

Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania Link Project On Track

Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania Link Project On Track

Three East African Community (EAC) member countries – Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania – have unanimously agreed to hasten inter-connectivity of National Fiber Networks and Infrastructure for the benefit of the citizens in respective countries. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of ICT in Uganda, Mr Vincent Baggire, told the ‘Daily News’ in an interview in […]

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – a Reward to Downstream Countries

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – a Reward to Downstream Countries

It might be unfair for a country endowed with copious water resources suffering of thirst and hunger for years but that was a reality. Sadly, although Ethiopia is endowed with abundant water resources, it has only utilized an insignificant amount, nearly 3 per cent. However, there is government and public mobilization to build mega dams […]

How to Create Jobs in the Age of Robots and Low Growth

How to Create Jobs in the Age of Robots and Low Growth

The growth economy suffers from a productivity paradox. Corporations compete to reduce the time and effort that goes into production processes, which is generally seen as a sign of efficiency, but in reality has a troubling outcome. Unless more stuff is produced and consumed, people lose their jobs as the same output can be achieved […]

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