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Africa Unveils 10GW Desert to Power Initiative at COP24

The "Desert to Power Initiative", an ambitious plan to eliminate energy poverty in Africa and provide 10 GW of solar energy by 2025 and support 250 million people with green electricity, was just unveiled at the Paris Agreement climate change talks at COP24.

Why China Picked Senegal for Its First State Visit to West Africa

President Xi Jinping just finished his first state visit to West Africa on July 20-21. It was a planned stopover on his way to the BRICS summit in South Africa. Thought there were other options President Xi had available, the primary reason he picked Senegal has to do with its strategic importance to China's Belt and Road Strategy.

Control Risks Says Risk-Reward Profiles are Improving for West African Economies

According to the new 2018 Africa Risk-Reward Index from London-based Control Risks and Oxford Economics, West African economies are seeing improved risk-reward scores this year. The underlying reasons for this are increased political stability in the region, effetive public economic reforms, and rising commodity prices.

Vivendi and Orange Partner to Bring New Movie Theaters and Cinedays to Africa

French mass media conglomerate Vivendi and Paris-based telecom Orange are partnering to open new movie theaters across western and central Africa. The goal is to help reestablish the experience of movie-watching under the best technical conditions and in comfort, after three decades in which cinemas have all but disappeared in some area.

ENGIE Wins Two Solar Power Projects in Senegal

ENGIE (www.ENGIE-Africa.com), part of the French ENGIE corporation, along with Meridiam, its investment partner, have won a contract from Senegal's Electricity Sector Regulation Commission (CSRE) as the preferred bidder in a tender launched in October 2017 for two solar photovoltaic projects providing a total of 60MW power.

VINCI Energies Wins Contract to Expand Electricity Grid in Senegal

French energy efficiency solutions provider VINCI Energies has won the Société d'Electricité du Sénégal (SENELEC) contract as part of Senelec’s transmission and distribution grid expansion, reinforcement and reliability enhancement program in the West African nation of Senegal.

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