Engineering

May 24, 2017
South Africa’s top manufacturing union NUMSA said that 600 workers out of 1,500 at General Motors SA will lose their jobs by July after a decision last week by the…
May 18, 2017
American automotive giant General Motors has announced that it is withdrawing from the South African market. As a result, production and sales of Chevrolet models will cease and Isuzu will…
May 11, 2017
Uganda's electricity exports to Kenya grew 300 per cent in the four months to April as drought cut the neighbouring country's local generation of hydro-electric power by 347 million kilowatt…
May 10, 2017
Bidding for the sale of the second largest diamond ever found in Serra Leone – the star of Sierra Leone Mk2, is open for another twenty-four hours, as the 36…
May 08, 2017
Siemens has announced a 1.1 billion dollars investment plan to build electricity networks in Africa over the coming years. The Siemens Chief Executive, Joe Kaeser, said at the World Economic…
May 01, 2017
Egypt's new capital city moved a step closer to reality with the announcement that Chinese developers will largely fund the megaproject. The China Fortune Land Development Company (CFLD) agreed to…
Apr 17, 2017
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…
Apr 04, 2017
Skills development is of utmost importance in developing countries where workforces are eager for opportunities to acquire new talents. While investments are undoubtedly important because they have a positive impact…
Apr 03, 2017
Zimbabwe and Zambia say they are prepared to undertake deep reforms to attract investors for the $4 billion Batoka Gorge Hydro power plant which would produce 2,400 megawatts and ease…
Mar 23, 2017
China's Sinopec will pay almost $1 billion for a 75 percent stake in Chevron Corp's (CVX.N) South African assets and its subsidiary in Botswana to secure its first major refinery…
Mar 14, 2017
Zimbabwe has been guaranteed of continued power supply from South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, despite a power trading deal coming to an end, Energy Minister Samuel Undenge has said. Zimbabwe…
Mar 13, 2017
A US$350 million deal to finance an 80 megawatt (MW) peat to power project in Rwanda, which will improve access to electricity for the three quarters of the country's population…
Mar 09, 2017
Exxon Mobil Corp. said it will buy a 25 percent stake in a project off Mozambique from Italy's Eni SpA for about $2.8 billion as the U.S. oil giant expands…
Mar 07, 2017
Adebayo Shittu, minister of Communications, has commiserated with the family of Mrs. Florence Omatule Seriki, founder and CEO of Omatek Ventures Ltd and the nation’s ICT community on the sudden…

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