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Zim, Zambia, used too much Kariba water - group

Oct 08 2015 19:05

Zimbabwe and Zambia have used more water than they should have from the Kariba dam to generate electricity, says the Zambezi River Authority.


Mauritius eyes maritime, Africa links to boost growth

Oct 07 2015 19:18

Mauritius has a deal with a Chinese firm to develop a $113m fishing port and is working with investors on plans to become a maritime hub for Africa.


Zim to impose 'load shedding' on major industries

Oct 07 2015 10:27

Zimbabwe's government has asked all mining companies and other big industries to cut electricity consumption by 25% because of current power shortages.


Zim to hike empowerment levy on foreign firms

Oct 07 2015 08:59

Zimbabwe's new indigenisation minister says the proposed 10% empowerment levy to fund indigenisation and economic empowerment will be raised to 12.5% in 2017.


St Helena goes solar

Oct 06 2015 15:58

The island of St Helena in the Atlantic Ocean is now able to supply more than a third of its energy needs from renewable sources.


SADC becoming key player in renewable energy

Oct 05 2015 17:14

The Southern African Development Community will increase its electricity generation investment to between R1.5trn and R3trn between 2012 and 2027, a report shows.


Ethiopia aims to grow tourism threefold

Oct 04 2015 13:58

Ethiopia aims to triple its number of foreign visitors to more than 2.5 million by 2020, making tourism a pillar of one of Africa's fastest-growing economies.


Zim gold mines seek power tariff cuts

Oct 02 2015 17:48

Zimbabwe's gold producers have asked the government to cut royalties and electricity tariffs by half to prevent the collapse of mines struggling with low bullion prices.


Swaziland faces further economic shocks

Oct 02 2015 11:00

Swaziland should get ready for further economic shocks, as EU sanctions loom and the IMF is urging it to fix its policy framework amid poverty and high unemployment.


Six in 10 Zimbabweans live in darkness

Sep 30 2015 12:07

Six in ten Zimbabweans have no access to electricity, as the country experiences some of its worst power cuts, says a government official.



Africa must focus on oceans, power and ICTs - Zuma

Sep 28 2015 09:48

A focus on oceans, power generation and ICTs will move Africa towards a new era of inclusive growth, says President Jacob Zuma.


Zambia urges investors to ignore Moody’s downgrade

Sep 28 2015 09:43

Zambia has urged investors to ignore what it calls an 'unsolicited' credit downgrade from rating agency Moody's and says it is mindful of the need to maintain debt.

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