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USTDA Provides Grant to Solafrica for Long-Duration Energy Storage Solution

Solafrica Energy (Pty) Ltd., a developer of utility-scale solar power plants in Southern Africa, received a grant from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), for a pilot project that demonstrates the performance of an energy storage system based on Primus Power Corporation’s (California) EnergyPod2® technology.

South African Trade Contingent To Attend China Mining Congress

South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will be leading a trade group to represent the country at the 17th Annual China Mining Congress and Expo that will be held at the Tianjin Meijiang Convention Centre in China from 23-25 September 2017.

Civilians Now Targeted in Escalating Central African Republic Conflict

Amnesty International, the London-based human rights group, says deterioration of civil authority in the Central African Republic has made rape, torture, pillage, murder and forced displacement by the Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC) rebel forces the new normal in many areas of the country.

Smithsonian Brings Permanent African Art Exhibit to Nigeria

The Smithsonian Institutions' National Museum of African Art announced that it will be opening the exhibition, “Chief S.O. Alonge: Photographer to the Royal Court of Benin, Nigeria” in Nigeria starting Friday, September 29. It is the first time this museum will be bringing any exhibition to the continent of Africa.

SHOFCO and GE Partner On New Maternal and Infant Care Initiative in Kenya

Charity Shining Hope for Communities Organization (SHOFCO) of Kenya just announced, thanks to support from General Electric (www.GE.com), a new infant and maternal care initiative aimed at increasing access to pre-natal screenings for expectant mothers in Kibera, believed to be the largest urban slum in Africa with an estimated 700,000 inhabitants

Farm Mechanization Urged to Help Transform African Agribusiness

AGCO, a major manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and infrastructure, spoke of the role of farm mechanization in transforming Africa's farms, as part of the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) (www.AGRF.org) conference held last week in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Forest Planting In Africa Might Not Provide Expected Climate Benefits

Although planting trees in Africa has been championed as a winning environmental strategy to help absorb carbon dioxide, a new study by researchers from Sweden's Lund University, who investigated a Ugandan tree-planting project, suggest the practice deserves some tough questioning.

Shell to Explore Sales of Natural Gas in New Regions in Nigeria

Shoreline Energy Limited, based in Nigeria and the parent company of Gasland Company Ltd.) and The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), part of the Netherlands-based Royal Dutch Shell Corporation, have signed new distribution rights for natural gas sales in Nigeria.

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