Volkswagens to Roll Out of Rwandan Plant

Volkswagens to Roll Out of Rwandan Plant

Reading Time: < 1 minute BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Photo by AFP/GETTY IMAGES Rwanda has begun producing locally built cars at Volkswagen’s new factory in the capital, Kigali. The Polo is…

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East Africa Continues Work on Rail, Highway Network

East Africa Continues Work on Rail, Highway Network

Reading Time: < 1 minute VOICE OF AMERICA Photo by REUTERS East African leaders have agreed to build a railroad and highway network to improve regional travel, trade and security. In…

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Nigeria Building World’s Largest Refinery

Nigeria Building World’s Largest Refinery

Reading Time: < 1 minute REUTERS Photo by REUTERS Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has arranged more than $4.5 billion in financing for his Nigerian oil refinery project and aims to…

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West Africa Works to Share Electricity

West Africa Works to Share Electricity

Reading Time: < 1 minute WORLD BANK Photo by AFP/GETTY IMAGES Fourteen West African countries with 27 national electricity utilities are working to build an integrated regional power market. The West…

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West Africa Taps Solar Energy Potential

West Africa Taps Solar Energy Potential

Reading Time: 2 minutes VOICE OF AMERICA In Morocco, a giant solar power plant near the city of Ouarzazate soon will increase its capacity to 580 megawatts. Solar energy…

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In a Climate of Uncertainty, Kenyan Farmers Turn to Peppers

In a Climate of Uncertainty, Kenyan Farmers Turn to Peppers

Reading Time: 2 minutes REUTERS In this arid stretch of Kajiado County, Kenya, where worsening heat and drought have been tough on livestock farmers, Arnold Ole Kapurua is experimenting…

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Ethiopian Airlines Looks to Expand

Ethiopian Airlines Looks to Expand

Reading Time: 2 minutes ADF STAFF Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest carrier, has taken stakes in a number of other carriers across Africa and opened routes to new destinations. It’s…

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Solar Power Startups Pour into West Africa

Solar Power Startups Pour into West Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes REUTERS Standing by a towering equatorial forest, Jean-Noel Kouame’s new breeze-block house may be beyond the reach of Côte d’Ivoire’s power grid, but it’s perfectly…

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Seychelles Worldwide Leader in Renewable Energy

Seychelles Worldwide Leader in Renewable Energy

Reading Time: < 1 minute SEYCHELLES NEWS AGENCY An environmental performance index has ranked the Seychelles first out of 180 countries in the climate and energy category, lauding its use…

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Angola Strikes Oil, Fish Oil

Angola Strikes Oil, Fish Oil

Reading Time: < 1 minute AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Angola is working to diversify its oil-dependent economy. One natural and readily available resource is fish, but a lack of equipment and know-how…

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