Rwanda Adds to Energy Mix With First Peat-Fired Power Plant

[The Conversation Africa] Rwanda recently celebrated the opening of its first peat-fired power plant at Gishoma in the far west of the country, a $39.2M project. It is the first of its kind in Africa.

[The Conversation Africa] Rwanda recently celebrated the opening of its first peat-fired power plant at Gishoma in the far west of the country, a $39.2M project. It is the first of its kind in Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

3,000 for Transform Africa Summit in Kigali Next Month

[New Times] The ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT) has announced that about 3,000 delegates from 17 countries under Smart Africa Initiative will attend the Transform Africa summit slated for next month in Kigali.

[New Times] The ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT) has announced that about 3,000 delegates from 17 countries under Smart Africa Initiative will attend the Transform Africa summit slated for next month in Kigali.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Deal With Matabeleland Atrocities First, Ruling Party Told

[New Zimbabwe] THE Zanu PF-led government must first deal with the emotive Gukurahundi issue before they dangle empty promises at the Matabeleland region, analysts have said.

[New Zimbabwe] THE Zanu PF-led government must first deal with the emotive Gukurahundi issue before they dangle empty promises at the Matabeleland region, analysts have said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Akon Lightening Africa Changes Livelihoods in Sara Pateh

[The Point] The people of Sare Pateh have hailed the Akon Lighting Africa project, three weeks after the Kombo North village became the first beneficiary of a project that aims to reach every home without a light and create over 1000 jobs in the country.

[The Point] The people of Sare Pateh have hailed the Akon Lighting Africa project, three weeks after the Kombo North village became the first beneficiary of a project that aims to reach every home without a light and create over 1000 jobs in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Sugarcane Yields Rise

[The Herald] Chiredzi -Tongaat Hullets Zimbabwe (THZ) is expecting to produce more sugar this year following good rains that hit the country, as compared to last year when there was a decrease in sugarcane yields due to the El Nino induced drought.

[The Herald] Chiredzi -Tongaat Hullets Zimbabwe (THZ) is expecting to produce more sugar this year following good rains that hit the country, as compared to last year when there was a decrease in sugarcane yields due to the El Nino induced drought.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Zuma’s Brazen Venality May Be Exhausting Even His ANC Allies

[Democracy Works] After months of trying, South Africa’s President Zuma finally fired his finance minister, Pravin Gordhan. The move was met with huge disquiet within the ANC and a predictably sharp drop in the value of the Rand. Gordhan and his deputy…

[Democracy Works] After months of trying, South Africa's President Zuma finally fired his finance minister, Pravin Gordhan. The move was met with huge disquiet within the ANC and a predictably sharp drop in the value of the Rand. Gordhan and his deputy were replaced by two Zuma loyalists, both from the president's home province of KwaZulu-Natal, and both without any deep financial experience. Other ministers were also replaced, none by people of exceptional merit.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Security Alone Won’t Save Burkina Faso From Extremism

[ISS] Since 4 April 2015, the day a Romanian citizen was abducted in Tambao on Burkina Faso’s north-east border with Mali and Niger, about 20 terror attacks killing 70 people have been recorded in the country, according to the Minister for Security, Simon Compaoré.

[ISS] Since 4 April 2015, the day a Romanian citizen was abducted in Tambao on Burkina Faso's north-east border with Mali and Niger, about 20 terror attacks killing 70 people have been recorded in the country, according to the Minister for Security, Simon Compaoré.

source: AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso

Netball Association Speaks On National Team

[The Herald] WITH two crucial tournaments coming their way between June and July, the Zimbabwe Netball Association are set to put into motion their preparations this month with the Under-21 going into camp in Harare.

[The Herald] WITH two crucial tournaments coming their way between June and July, the Zimbabwe Netball Association are set to put into motion their preparations this month with the Under-21 going into camp in Harare.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe