African Review weekly digest - 13th - 17th November

Komencanto commons for ATR 307(Image source: Komencanto/commons)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Review, from 13th - 17th November 2017

Big Five Annual Board Awards 2017 recognises best in oil and gas industry 

The winners of the Big Five Annual Board Awards 2017 where Oil Review Africa was lead media partner have been announced at a special ceremony in London. Click here to read the full story. 

Royal Academy of Engineering recognises businesses led by African entrepreneurial engineers 

Sixteen talented engineers selected from sub-Saharan Africa for innovations that improve quality of life and economic success, and overcome local, national and international challenges. Click here to read the full story. 

Unearthing the IoT in agriculture 

Eseye, global provider of M2M cellular connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), has partnered with Burkard, to use IoT in forecasting crop disease, with an aim to enhance yields. Click here to read the full story. 

AfDB approves US$84.30mn loan to upgrade Tunisia’s digital capability 

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan of US$84.30mn to support the implementation of ‘Digital Tunisia 2020’ national strategic plan. Click here to read the full story.

GE partners with Azito to upgrade gas turbines in Ivory Coast 

GE has signed an agreement with Azito Energie SA to upgrade two gas turbines at the company’s combined-cycle power plant in Ivory Coast. Click here to read the full story.

Renewables to play major role in meeting growing energy needs 

The resurgence in oil and gas production in the US, decline in the cost of renewables and growing electrification are changing the traditional ways of meeting energy demand globally, according to the World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2017. Click here to read the full story. 

HYDRUS 2.0 – The new generation of ultrasonic water meters 

The answer to every challenge. The international markets for water and energy are undergoing radical change, which is being clearly felt by suppliers in Europe. Click here to read the full story. 

Grieve introduces 500°F electric belt conveyor oven 

Grieve has introduced No 892, a 500°F electrically-heated belt conveyor, which is currently used for curing sealant on filters at the customer’s facility. Click here to read the full story

ConMin West Africa returns to Abuja in 2018 

After the success of ConMin West Africa 2017, the international trade fair for construction machinery, mining and building material machines is returning: the second ConMin West Africa will take place in the Nigerian capital city of Abuja between 15 and 17 May 2018. Click here to read the full story. 

UAE-based MCB to participate for West Africa roadshow 2017 

The UAE-based Mineral Circles Bearings (MCB) has partnered with Automechanika Dubai, one of the region’s leading event organisers, for West Africa roadshow from 21-22 November 2017. Click here to read the full story. 

Malawi to start construction of Mzuzu international airport in January 2018 

Malawi is going to start the construction of Mzuzu International Airport in January, 2018, said Arthur Peter Mutharika, president of the southeastern African country. Click here to read the full story. 

AfDB approves US$25mn to Zambia National Building Society 

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$25mn to Zambia National Building Society (ZNBS) to build institutional capacity and financing affordable housing in Zambia. Click here to read the full story. 

South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo to remove obstacles to doing business 

Congolese government’s priority is to ensure that the One Stop Shop created for business registrations and investment facilitation has resources to fulfil its mandate for the country. Click here to read the full story. 

Impact of digitalisation on African energy sector 

Africa energy sector is showing an emerging trend in adopting digitalisation, which is expected to increase innovation to new market technologies and development of a new skill set within companies. Click here to read the full story. 

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