POINTE-NOIRE, MauritiusGE Power has announced that it has reached its 100th power plant installation in Sub-Saharan Africa. This significant milestone was achieved with power plants in Angola powered by trailer-mounted aero gas turbine technology. The company has now installed over 300 turbines in up to 22 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Leslie Nelson, CEO, GE’s Gas Power business, Sub-Saharan Africa said, “This milestone is a testimony of our commitment to providing power solutions to meet the growing energy needs in many countries in the region ahead of other OEMs. Our regional operations are led by an expert African team. Our flexible and modular energy solutions respond to the ever-changing needs of the communities where we work and live. Our ability to partner with independ
WINDHOEK, Namibia Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany starts its first Merck Health Media Training on 10th of July 2018 from 10:00 to 17:30 at Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi. The training program is part of ‘Merck more than a Mother’ community awareness initiative. It is being organized to emphasize the important role that media plays to influence our society to create a cultural shift with the aim to break the stigma around infertility in general and Infertile women in particular. During the training program, Merck Foundation will announce the start of new hashtags #MenToo and #NotoInfertilityStigma to invite media from all over Africa to share its opinions and stories on social media about the topic. “I am very happy to initiate this important
MASSACHUSETTS, United States of America The creator and longtime producer of The Voice of America's "Music Time in Africa,"Leo Sarkisian has died aged 97. Leo has spent most of his life traveling the continent of Africa alongside his wife, Mary, listening to local musicians and capturing their performances hence the nick name " Music man of Africa." "Leo always left you feeling like you were special. He didn't treat anyone less or greater based on their social standing or age or anything, it seemed. He was a true gentleman and optimist and lover of the beautiful things in life," said Heather Maxwell, an ethnomusicologist who succeeded Sarkisian as the host of "Music Time in Africa." Meeting Murrow Leo arrived in Africa as a soldier in the U.S. Army. In 1961, a fateful encoun...
KIGALI, Rwanda The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) has ended with a resonating call to action addressed to innovators, government leaders, private sector, civil society and academia tasking them to throw out the boxes that have caged Africans. The overwhelming view of the Summit was that in order to nurture, empower and propel African innovators and their solutions forward, a multi-sectorial and multi-stakeholder approach must be taken to ensure policies, investments and enabling ecosystems are put in place to support African innovation without apology or hesitation. Some of the Summit’s themes, which were explored in action-oriented workshops from 6th-8th June 2018, included Gender and Building Innovation Ecosystems in Africa, Civil Society and NGO’s and Innovation, Meeti
ACCRA, GhanaThe President of Ghana Rugby, Mr Herbert Mensah, has invited Mr Stuart Aimer, Strength and Conditioning (S&C) coach of London Scottish FC, to Ghana to assess and “fix” the conditioning of the Ghana Rugby national team, the Ghana Eagles. This move follows closely on the just ended 2018 Rugby Africa Bronze Cup that was hosted and won by Ghana Rugby on the Nduom Sports Stadium pitch in Elmina on 12th May 2018 when they beat Mauritius by 23 points to 17. According to Mensah, the narrow victory highlighted to him that the real work only starts now and that the Ghana team was far from ready to meet its next challenges. “It was evident that the Ghana Eagles not only lacked basic skills and techniques but that the conditioning of the players was far from ideal.
CAPE TOWN, South AfricaAfrica’s early stage investor community will convene on November 11th and 12th, 2018 for the 5th Africa Early Stage Investor Summit . This exclusive investor-only event unites key ecosystem stakeholders from across the continent and beyond, to exchange best practices, learn from peers and recent transactions, and do deals. For the second consecutive year, the Summit will be hosted at Workshop17 in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa. This year, the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit is set to kick off Cape Town’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, encompassing a number of leading industry events and numerous networking opportunities. The Summit organizers Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) and the African Business Angels Network (ABAN) have partnered
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of AmericaThe Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), is hosting the first Continental Conference for Mandela Washington Fellows in Johannesburg, South Africa June 12 – 13, 2018 under the theme "Energizing African youth to drive development through Innovation and C ollaboration." Over 400 promising young leaders from 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa will gather to debate and collaborate on issues affecting the region. They will be joined by some of Africa’s most notable leaders in the private sector, representatives of the United States Government, and international and local organizations.
ACCRA, GhanaLeading hospitality firm, the Golden Tulip Accra Hotel has pledged to further support Ghana Rugby Eagles team. General Manager (GM) of Golden Tulip, Paul Kavanagh made this known when the Ghana Rugby Eagles that won the 2018 Rugby Africa Bronze Cup called on the hotel to present the trophy. The occasion was also a show of appreciation for the kind support the hotel rendered to the successful organisation of the tournament held in May this year at the Nduom Sports Stadium at Elmina in the Central Region. Ghana Rugby won its second significant trophy after securing the 2018 Rugby Africa Bronze Cup on home soil. The Eagles proved that their 57-0 semi-final win over Rwanda was not a fluke as they defeated high-rated Mauritius in the fina...