East Africa

  • Voith installing a small hydropower plant in Burundi Voith installing a small hydropower plant in BurundiVoith (http://Voith.com), a global technology company, is on course to fulfil an order to design manufacture and supply the complete electromechanical equipment for a small hydropower plant, Kabu 16, in Burundi.
  • Kenya launches private sector financing for solar solutions Kenya launches private sector financing for solar solutionsThe Kenyan government recently launched a USD 47 million financial facility under the Kenya-Off-Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP) aimed at spurring the private sector to provide viable solar and clean cooking solutions to about 1.1 million people in the 14 marginalized counties of West Pokot, Turkana, Marsabit, Samburu, Isiolo, Mandera, Wajir, Garrisa, Tana River, Lamu, ...
  • Solar Energy to Power Humanitarian Hub in South Sudan Solar Energy to Power Humanitarian Hub in South SudanScatec Solar a Norwegian company is set to help the International Organization for Migration (IOM) harness solar energy to power a substantial part of its on-going joint humanitarian operations in Malakal, South Sudan, in the first quarter of 2020.
  • Greenpeace targets Nestlé’s Kenya factory Greenpeace targets Nestlé’s Kenya factoryGreenpeace Africa (https://www.Greenpeace.org/africa) activists and volunteers recently delivered a “Plastic Monster” effigy to the Nestlé factory servicing Kenya and other East African countries calling on the multinational corporation to end its reliance on single-use plastic.
  • Africa Needs Access to Electricity to Develop: Songwe Africa Needs Access to Electricity to Develop: SongweUnited Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s Executive Secretary, Ms Vera Songwe, has pointed out that Africa, where nearly 600 million or 48% of the population still lack access to electricity, will not fully develop if its people continue to live without electricity.