News and updates from the continent


Survive the heat wave and save electricity

Survive the heat wave and save electricity

Jan 8, 2016

Given the environmental concern globally, one of the key aspects to consider is how to remain energy and water efficient even in these extreme temperatures.

Two million solar power systems to homes in Kenya

Two million solar power systems to homes in Kenya

Dec 15, 2015

“Plan International is proud to announce this landmark partnership with SkyPower, in Kenya.” ~ Marie Staunton, Plan International Canada’s interim President and Chief Executive Officer.

South Africa attends CoP21 in Paris

South Africa attends CoP21 in Paris

Dec 1, 2015

“To be successful, the new agreement must be fair. Fairness would imply respect for the convention’s principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities.” ~ the Presidency

German Ministry supports startups in Southern Africa

German Ministry supports startups in Southern Africa

Dec 1, 2015

The goal of the AMPION Venture Bus is the creation of ten agri-tech startups providing innovative solutions to transform the agricultural sector in Africa.

Nedbank goes green to boost renewable energy

Nedbank goes green to boost renewable energy

Dec 1, 2015

Recognised as one of the first green, carbon-neutral banks, Nedbank is passing its sustainability philosophy on to its clients.

Uganda’s renewable energy plans endorsed by CFI

Uganda’s renewable energy plans endorsed by CFI

Dec 1, 2015

Uganda is placing energy at the forefront of its social economic development: “Ugandans have the potential to change the energy sector in the country and attract investment from other sources in the long-run.”