Africa

Chinese company initiates sanitation campaign in Luanda

LUANDA — Citic Construction, one of the largest construction companies operating in Angola, has launched a massive weekend sanitation campaign at Kilamba Kiaxi, the largest satellite town to Luanda in collaboration with the local government. Starting from Saturday, over 600 Chinese volunteers from Citic joined over 10,000 local residents to …

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China’s Huawei looks to expand safe city solutions in Africa

KIGAL — Huawei,a Chinese Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solution provider, announced Thursday plans to expand safe city solutions in Africa, providing ICT-based security systems to help in incident prevention, emergency response and evidence collection. Eman Liu, President of Huawei Enterprise Business in Eastern and Southern Africa Region, announced this …

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Leaders Business in Africa Making Africa work

Leaders Business in Africa Making Africa work The continent’s future depends on people, not commodities “IS ANYONE here actually hoping to make any money, or are you all just trying to minimise your losses?” The question, asked at a dinner in London for investors who specialise in Africa, showed how …

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Kenya’s IHub Enters A New Chapter

Six years after Nairobi’s iHub opened its doors, the most successful tech hub in Africa – which has been home to over 170 startups – has announced it’s “next chapter,” which include high-profile Kenyan investors and an aim to be 100% self-funded. “We’re excited to announce some fairly significant changes …

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Automakers map out sales plans in Africa

Like most people in Africa, Cisse Ouattara, an automobile dealer, had never heard of Beiqi Foton Motor Co, or seen the trucks that the Chinese company is best known for, until a few years ago. But nowadays, it would not be surprising to see the Cote d’Ivoire dealer interspersing his …

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Morocco is producing solar power at night

Morocco is investing about $2.6 billion on the construction of the Ouarzazate complex, which forms the heart of a $9 billion strategy to harness one of the country’s greatest natural resources — sunshine. When completed in 2017, it will cover an area nine times the size of New York’s Central …

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