African Review weekly digest - 8th- 12th January

Komencanto commons for ATR 307(Image source: Komencanto/commons)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Review, from 8th- 12th January 2018

Acwa Power reaches financial close for three solar PV projects in Egypt

ACWA Power has reached financial close of the three solar PV projects worth US$190mn under Round 2 of Egypt Feed-in-Tariff program II, with an aggregate capacity of 165.5MWp. Click here to read the full story.

Joshua Romisher joins Fenix team as chief financial officer

Fenix International, a next generation energy company operating across Africa, has appointed Joshua Romisher to its core leadership team as chief financial officer. Click here to read the full story.

South Africa and China celebrate 20 years of diplomatic relations

Having established formal ties on 01 January 1998, the Republic of South Africa and the People’s Republic of China have celebrated 20 years of formal diplomatic relations. Click here to read the full story.

South Africa’s trade grows 10 per cent in the Q3 2017

South Africa’s total import and export container trade market experienced consistent 10 per cent year-on-year growth during the Q3 2017, according to Maersk Line Southern Africa. Click here to read the full story.

South Africa’s minister to meet Eastern Cape community development workers

Faith Muthambi, minister for the public service and administration in South Africa, will convene a provincial consultative engagement on the community development workers programme (CDWP) in the Eastern Cape Province on 15 January 2018. Click here to read the full story.

Executive vice-president of OPIC travels to Togo

David Bohigian, executive vice-president of Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), has met Togolese Prime Minister Komi Klassou and toured an OPIC-supported power plant that aims to triple the country's energy supply. Click here to read the full story.

BBOXX to deliver pay-as-you-go solar to urban DRC

BBOXX, provider of affordable, clean energy to off-grid communities, has launched large pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar systems in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Click here to read the full story.

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