African Review weekly digest - 24th - 28th July

Komencanto commons for ATR 307(Image source: Komencanto/commons)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Review, from 24th - 28th July 2017

Rwanda to assemble Volkswagen electric cars to control air pollution 

The German car manufacturer Volkswagen has planned to set up an assembly plant to introduce electric cars in Rwanda, aiming to supply environmentally friendly model vehicles after different studies revealed that vehicles emissions are mostly causing air pollution in Rwanda, especially in Kigali. Click here to read the full story

Angola’s Lauca dam starts producing power 

The Lauca dam in Angola has started producing electricity for the country’s national electricity grid ahead of time, thus adding to the Angolan government’s objective to diversify economy and meet increasing energy demand of a growing population. Click here to read the full story

Major road in northern Kenya opens up trade with Ethiopia 

The construction of the Isiolo-Marsabit-Moyale road provides enormous economic potential to the East African region, once marginalised by governments. Mwangi Mumero reports. Click here to read the full story

BTS sells 51 per cent of AvoVision community business to South African Investors 

BTS, a leading global strategy implementation firm, has sold 51 percent of AvoVision community business to three South African investors for a total of ZAR 1.5mn (US$0.12mn). Click here to read the full story

Shanghai LIYU connects China's top steel manufacturers with the rest of the world 

Maya International Airport Terminal in Congo has served millions of passengers each year since it came into operation. Click here to read the full story

 South Africa to organise gas conference in October 2017 

South Africa will organise a conference in Durban from 9-11 October 2017, to explore the country’s aspirations to build an energy hub for gas cooperation with international partners along the value chain. Click here to read the full story

GE signs US$575mn agreement to help improve rail infrastructure in Egypt 

GE has signed a letter of intent (LoI) worth US$575mn with the Egypt’s Ministry of Transportation (MoT) and Egyptian National Railways (ENR) to supply 100 GE ES30ACi Light Evolution Series Locomotives that can be used for both passengers or freight rail, as well as a 15-year agreement for parts and technical support for GE locomotives in ENR’s new and current fleet. Click here to read the full story. 

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