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Rwanda opens first methane electricity plant

Rwanda has formally opened a unique methane power, which it is hoped will one day provide 60% of the country's electricity, according to its operator. The generation station on Lake Kivu in Rwanda's west will...

Brazilian economy: Slowdown seen as major cause of impeachment

The impeachment process against Brazil's first female president - Dilma Rousseff, is moving ahead. The country's senate voted late Wednesday to suspend Rousseff's presidency. Analysts have always believed that Brazil's slowdown has been a major...

Ghana benefiting from a joint aviation venture with China

To our special series on Rediscovering Africa.  The aviation market has been booming on the continent. Ghana's Africa World Airlines is a joint venture between Chinese and Ghanaian. For many people in Ghana, travelling by...

Zimbabwe Outlook optimistic despite slowing growth to 1.5%

  In boardrooms all over the country executives are gathering to take stock of the year that has been. It's been a difficult one for many with the familiar challenges no liquidity, expensive money and...

Mixed fortunes for Egyptian economy in 2015

Two major events gave a much needed boost to Egypt's economy in 2015; first, was the Sharm el Sheikh economic summit, in March. Attended by world leaders, it attracted over 100 billion dollars in signed...

Government has lost 80 billion US dollars since 2011 as widespread graft plagues Egypt

For years the spread of Corruption in state institutions has been a complaint among many Egyptians. In 2014 the country ranked 94th in the world's corruption index, according to transparency international. This weekend the Central Audit...

Use of straw helps curb deforestation & carbon emissions in Senegal

An alternative to timber cutting now exists in Senegal. It is the use of green charcoal. The method involves unused agricultural residues or renewable biomass which would otherwise go to waste, and transforming them...

Africa World Airlines serving half of Ghana’s aviation

Africa World Airlines (AWA)invested in by a Chinese company has already captured half of the aviation market in Ghana and has become one of the most popular regional airlines in West Africa. Despite its high...

South Africa to reduce greenhouse emissions by 42% by 2025

  If South Africa's Carbon Tax  bill is passed it will come into being on 1 January 2017 and the first payments of carbon tax are expected in the national treasury coffers a year later....

Uganda considering shifting pipeline path from Kenya to Tanzania

Uganda’s energy officials have signed a new agreement with Tanzania to explore a southern route for its pipeline after announcing an agreement with Kenya in August for the pipeline route. Uganda is exploring its options...