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Senegalese Power Plant Opts for Wärtsilä Long-Term Service Agreement

Technology group Wärtsilä has signed a long-term service agreement for two years with ContourGlobal, a global energy provider based in the U.S. The agreement covers the company’s Cap des Biches power plant in Dakar, Senegal. The plant dispatches power to the national...

Facebook Launches “My Digital World” Across Sub-Saharan Africa

Facebook has launched “My Digital World” - a programme designed to equip the youth and general public across Sub-Saharan Africa with digital skills needed to navigate the digital world. My Digital World is a consolidation of all Facebook digital literacy...

Boomplay and Sony Music Entertainment join forces to expand African footprint

African music streaming service, Boomplay announced on Monday, 18 November 2019, that it's teaming up with Sony Music Entertainment (SME) to expand its reach within Africa. The service, which already has over 60 million users with an impressive catalogue...

PEG Africa raises $5 million for expansion in West Africa

PEG Africa, a pay-as-you-go solar company based in West Africa, has recently raised $5 million from ElectriFI in order to continue its expansion in existing markets. PEG Africa finances and deploys solar energy to SMEs and households in West...

Desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewables power-house

The details of the “Desert to Power Initiative” have been outlined as part of the Paris Agreement climate change talks at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. Energy poverty in Africa is estimated to cost the continent 2-4 % GDP annually,...

Zara arrives in 106 markets thanks to its new global online store

Zara's global women's men's and kids' collections will be available online for the first time to customers in Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Zimbabwe and Ghana, among others, starting tomorrow. Tomorrow,...

PayJoy, Baobab+ democratise mobile Internet for African countries

In an effort to expand access to high-quality solar home system solutions and smartphone technology to a billion people worldwide, Baobab+ is licensing PayJoy’s Checkout platform including its proprietary Lock technology. This will allow consumers to purchase a smartphone...

Senegal: Renewable energy gets a boost

On Wednesday Senegalese company ENGIE announced their partnership with ANER, the National Renewable Energies Agency, to fast track the development of renewable energies in the country. This comes as a result of ENGIE, being selected for the Dakar TER project...

Job seeking service wins Seedstars Dakar

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes brought its Senegal round to a successful close during Seedstars Dakar. The event took place this Friday at Jokkolabs, and 9 selected startups were invited...

African travellers want online and mobile travel access

While African travellers still value traditional bricks-and-mortar travel agencies, they are increasingly looking for agents that offer online and mobile services as smartphone penetration across the continent increases, according to an independent research study commissioned by Amadeus and run...
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