African Review weekly digest - 9th - 13th October

Komencanto commons for ATR 307(Image source: Komencanto/commons)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Review, from 2nd - 6th October 2017 

Algeria installs Himoinsa generator sets for new water treatment plant 

The generator installed has an uninterrupted running time of 48 hours, thanks to an external 20,000-litre tank and a redundant transfer system that guarantees the plant's power supply in the event of a mains failure. Click here to read the full story

ECA's Murombedzi: 'US withdrawal from Paris Agreement will impact developing nations' 

Mr. Murombedzi said in joining other countries in 2015 in promising to curb carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, the US was leading from the front. Click here to read the full story.  

Cat launch three next generation excavators 

Three Next Generation 20-ton size class excavators from Caterpillar— the 320 GC, 320 and 323 — are due to be rolled out across Africa in the second quarter of 2018 and claim to boost efficiency by up to 45 per cent. Click here to read the full story.  

World Economies consolidate progress on trade and investment facilitation 

The group of WTO Friends of Investment Facilitation for Development (FIFD) pledged support for the success of the High-Level Investment Forum taking place in Abuja on the 3 - 4 of November. Click here to read the full story.  

African policymakers urged to optimise opportunities presented by urbanisation 

A report by the Economic Commission for Africa’s Social Development Policy Division (SDPD) on the integration of urbanisation in national development planning aims to strengthen member States’ knowledge and capacities in integrating urbanisation into national development planning frameworks for Africa’s structural transformation. Click here to read the full story. 

Aliko Dangote: "Produce the entire value chain" 

At the Financial Times' 4th annual Africa Summit at Claridges in London, editor in chief Lionel Barber conducted an extraordinarily candid public conversation with Nigerian Aliko Dangote, Africa's most successful business leader, in the presence of Nigerian vice-president Professor Yemi Osingajo, Congolese presidential hopeful Moise Katumbi, and about 300 business leaders. Click here to read the full story.

Higher education experts to update feasibility study for creation of University Technological Excellence Centers 

Experts from higher education in Central Africa meet in Yaoundé to update the tools of the feasibility study for the creation of the University Technological Excellence Centers (PETU). Click here to read the full story

Rockwell Automation launch new line of open architecture industrial computers and thin clients 

With the new family of Allen-Bradley VersaView 5000 industrial computers, thin clients and monitors from Rockwell Automation, manufacturers can modernise their standalone or distributed HMI applications to support smart manufacturing. Click here to read the full story

Essel Group ME appoints Colonnade as Bada potash drilling contractor 

Essel Group ME Limited has appointed Colonnade Mining Group Limited as drilling contractor for its Bada potash project, located in the northern Danakil region of Eritrea, East Africa. Click here to read the full story

UNAMID and nations welcome US decision to lift sanctions on Sudan 

UNAMID welcomes the decision of the US administration to lift most of the economic sanctions imposed on Sudan. Click here to read the full story

President Zuma to open the sitting of the Pan African Parliament 

The 5th Ordinary Session of the 4th Parliament will be held from 06 October to 20 October 2017 as delegates from all member States of the African Union deliberate on issues of continental interest. Click here to read the full story.  

Off-grid solar set to triple in output across Africa over next five years 

The IEA has found that the amount of power from solar grew by more than 50 per cent, and has officially increased energy output globally at a faster rate than any other fuel. Click here to read the full story

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