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Aggreko brings 100 MW of ADDGAS-generated Power to Benin

Aggreko brings 100 MW of ADDGAS-generated Power to Benin

Aggreko has won a bid to supply 100 MW of ADDGAS-generated power to Benin.The one year contract will support the country’s national grid with energy generated from ADDGAS – an add-on technology, which substitutes a significant portion of diesel fuel with natural gas. With an annual GDP growth of nearly 6% and a rapidly expanding […]

In Africa Voting Doesn’t Always Bring Democracy

In Africa Voting Doesn’t Always Bring Democracy

There has been an explosion in mthe number of African elections since the “fourth wave” of democratisation began in the early 1990s. In March 2016 alone, Africa will see elections in “advanced” democracies in Benin (presidential), Cape Verde (legislative), and Tanzania (regional) as well as a constitutional referendum in Senegal. While elections may represent progress, […]

Benin Republic Has a New President

Benin Republic Has a New President

Opposition candidate, Patrice Talon, has emerged winner of the presidential election in neighbouring Benin Republic after garnering majority of the ballots in the second round of polls, AFP news agency is reporting. Mr. Talon, 57, beat the candidate of the country’s ruling party and prime minister, Lionel Zinsou, in an election to select the replacement […]

Benin Polls Close With Few Difficulties

Benin Polls Close With Few Difficulties

Benin’s polls have closed with “no major incident” reported across the West African state, said an election monitor. The Beninese president said stepping down is “one further step forward” for the “big democracy.” Polls for Benin’s presidential election closed at 16:00 local time (1500 UTC) with few reports of logistical difficulties. Witnesses told Reuters news […]

BIA and Cummins extend their partnership in Africa for the distribution of engines, generators, and filtration units

BIA and Cummins extend their partnership in Africa for the distribution of engines, generators, and filtration units

Cummins (http://www.Cummins.com), the world’s leading industrial engine manufacturer and a historic partner of BIA in the DRC, is giving BIA a fresh vote of confidence by entrusting it with the official distribution of its engine, generator, and filter system product lines in several African countries. Eric Perben, General Manager of BIA Africa (http://www.africa.BIAgroup.com), says: “The […]

Chinese Mission to Help Benin Increase Cotton Production

Chinese Mission to Help Benin Increase Cotton Production

A Chinese mission is currently visiting Benin to help the country’s cotton farmers increase their productivity, an official source in Cotonou told Xinhua on Tuesday. “Our objective is to improve Benin’s cotton yield by introducing a Chinese cotton variety that gives 6 tons of cotton per hectare against a Beninese variety that produces less than […]

Equatorial Guinea Promotes New Offshore Exploration in 2016: Will Not Extend ExxonMobil Zafiro PSC License Upon Expiration

Equatorial Guinea Promotes New Offshore Exploration in 2016: Will Not Extend ExxonMobil Zafiro PSC License Upon Expiration

Following the success of its 2012 and 2014 bidding rounds, the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy of Equatorial Guinea has announced it will launch a new bidding round for all remaining deep and ultra-deepwater blocks in 2016. Two operators have confirmed they will further explore prospects in Equatorial Guinea in 2016: RoyalGate Energy will […]

Africa Finance Corporation Completes Corporate Restructuring With The Appointment Of Sanjeev Gupta

Africa Finance Corporation Completes Corporate Restructuring With The Appointment Of Sanjeev Gupta

In January, 2015 AFC implemented a new organisational structure. The purpose of this re-organisation was to increase the Corporation’s client responsiveness by creating sector clusters, that would each be responsible for delivering all of AFC’s products to clients within those sectors, simplifying the Corporation’s structure and increasing responsiveness. In achieving these objectives, a number of […]

Trends Shaping Pharma Industry In Africa

Trends Shaping Pharma Industry In Africa

Imagine the future’: DHL’s Annual Regional Life Sciences & Healthcare conference focused on life sciences & healthcare supply chains and enhancing the life sciences and healthcare sector. -Africa highlighted as a market with high potential for life sciences & healthcare companies -As growth in developed markets stagnates, companies in the life sciences and healthcare market […]

Saving Mothers And Babies Advances Africa – Melinda Gates

Saving Mothers And Babies Advances Africa – Melinda Gates

Sometimes the technical words we use to describe a problem mask its true nature.Such is the case for the hundreds of thousands of women who die during pregnancy or delivery each year across Africa. For them, the official cause of death may be recorded as postpartum hemorrhage or uterine rupture. Similarly, for the alarming number […]

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