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Africa Business Confidence Index continues to show growth

Manufacturing index 54.7 and non-manufacturing index 56.0, both numbers still indicating growth for the 4thconsecutive month; manufacturing down by 5.6 percentage points; non-manufacturing declines by 2.9 percent compared to March.



The Africa Business Confidence Index (ABCI) for April shows growth in both the index for manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in Africa. The difference compared to March in the indices for both manufacturing and…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on May 5, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Second Accra Business Club Networking Event

It is my pleasure to announce



The Second Accra Business Club Networking Event



Tuesday 7 December - 18:00



Monsoon



Osu Food Court

021-78 23 07

Oxford Street Osu

Accra Ghana



You are more than welcome to join us. Please confirm your attendance by sending an e-mail to Bas Vlugt - bas@basvlugt.nl



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Added by Bas Vlugt on December 5, 2010 at 1:06pm — No Comments

VC4Africa matches business and investors in Africa

Today VC4Africa starts the first African online venture capital matchmaking platform. Many investors are looking for businesses to get involved with but have difficulties in finding promise. At the same time many businesses seek knowledge, capital and practical support. Without matchmaking their promise is never realized, hindering economic growth.



The VC4Africa community currently consists of 10.000 members worldwide. Business ideas have been registered through the website and… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on November 3, 2010 at 3:09pm — 1 Comment

African Women in Business Challenge 2010-2011 is now open

The sector competition organised by BiD Network opens in its second edition. Women entrepreneurs from all African countries are invited to submit their plan applications.



The Women in Business Challenge, a business plan competition to support women entrepreneurs in the development of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries, is organized… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on October 26, 2010 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Africa Business Communities present the Africa Management Consulting Network



Today Africa Business Communities present the Africa Management Consulting Network, a networking community for African Management Consulting Professionals and Management Consulting Professionals working in or with Africa or interested to do so.



You are more than welcome to…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on April 7, 2010 at 8:26am — No Comments

Reminder - Africa Clean Energy Business Plan Competition

A business plan competition for entrepreneurs that deliver access to clean energy in Africa.



Clean energy comprises: wind, solar, biogas, hydro, liquefied petroleum gas, biomass and energy efficiency. Non-renewable energies are not excluded but the approaches to energy production, usage or financing should focus on established, affordable, reliable technologies that move communities up the energy ladder towards cleaner, more modern… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on January 3, 2010 at 5:09pm — 2 Comments

An Africa Clean Energy Business Plan Competition

A business plan competition for entrepreneurs that deliver access to clean energy in Africa.



Clean energy comprises: wind, solar, biogas, hydro, liquefied petroleum gas, biomass and energy efficiency. Non-renewable energies are not excluded but the approaches to energy production, usage or financing should focus on established, affordable, reliable technologies that move communities up the energy ladder towards cleaner, more modern… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on November 3, 2009 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Africa Business Women Network

Today Africa Business Communities launches the Africa Business Women Network.



All African business women - and African women who want to start a business - are more than welcome to join!



Follow this link to visit the Africa Business Women Network:…



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Added by Bas Vlugt on October 1, 2009 at 10:13am — No Comments

New in Nairobi: Training Biodiesel from local vegetable oils

All ins en outs in one day



Biodiesel produced from local vegetable oils. What are the possibilities and what are the constraints? How to produce it? What are the possible feedstocks and what are the technical consequences of different kind of oils and fats? What is a sound production and storage? And how can the quality be secured? What are the demands? How is the market developping? What are the new trends and techniques?



Questions that we, Biodiesel Professionals,… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on July 28, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Philips donates its new Solar Uday systems to vulnerable families in the north of Ghana

In 2008 Philips donated free of charge a large number of its new Solar Uday systems to vulnerable families in the north of Ghana as part of the Affordable Lighting For All project (ALFA). These systems are distributed by a local NGO New Energy.



This monthly updated videoseries showcases the progress that… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on July 28, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Solarix launches Sustainer

The Sustainer is a unique solution to produce fuel and electricity in remote rural areas, for example in the African countryside where only 5 to 20 percent of the population have electricity. In many of these situations, access to energy would facilitate development, higher productivity and better education. Moreover, locally available resources can be used instead of expensive imports.



A conversation with… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on May 31, 2009 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Zimbabwe: Turn Human Waste Into Energy

To many people, the term "biogas" is something they come across sometime in their secondary school education and is quickly forgotten once examinations are over. But there is immense energy potential for the country if biogas is harnessed and used for the development of the nation... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on October 10, 2008 at 8:07am — No Comments

SENEGAL: Going solar could help poor

IRIN - Investing in solar energy could bring electricity to millions of Senegalese, significantly reduce electricity bills in the long term, and attract millions of dollars in development funding under the UN-brokered Clean Development Mechanism, says the UN, but only if investors step in.



Spiralling fuel costs, with oil prices at US$90 a barrel increase the urgency to go solar. “If you reduce these [fuel] oil… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on October 10, 2008 at 8:04am — No Comments

Asola creates Moroccan solar joint venture

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc.'s German solar photovoltaic partner Asola signed an exclusive agreement to establish a joint venture in Morocco, to ensure availability of solar photovoltaic modules in support of the growing demand for renewable energy in Northern African countries.... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on October 10, 2008 at 8:01am — No Comments

EU gives conditions for intervention in Nigeria’s energy crisis

THE European Union (EU) has given con ditions that must be met if Nigeria is to enjoy intervention in the energy sector from its member countries... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on October 10, 2008 at 7:59am — No Comments

Ethiopia signs deal for largest wind farm in Africa

Ethiopia on Thursday signed a 220-million-euro (300 million dollar) deal with a French company for the construction of Africa's largest wind farm. The contract was inked by representatives of the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPC) and French wind turbine manufacturer Vergnet... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on October 10, 2008 at 7:58am — No Comments

Nigeria’s energy mix and climate change

The energy crisis in Nigeria is one of the many areas where the failure of government to address the needs of the governed has created real confidence problem for successive administrations... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on October 9, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Renewal Energy Initiatives in West Africa

James Ogunleye writes on the renewable energy issue which has now become a household name in Africa, with each country trying to find an alternative to the use of fossil fuel in generating electricity, transportation, and to meet other increasing demand of energy needs... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on October 7, 2008 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Kenya turns to green sources for energy security

Kenya is turning to cheaper geothermal power generation to deal with the biting energy crisis brought home by high fuel prices and thinning electricity reserves... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on October 7, 2008 at 10:38pm — No Comments

The biofuels question

Summit TV speaks to Ernst & Young sector head of power and utilities Norman Ndaba about why South Africa is being left behind in the global race to develop a biofuels industry... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on October 7, 2008 at 10:36pm — No Comments

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