Archive for the ‘Kenya’ Category

Carbon Credits: Africa’s Next Big Export?

Courtesy of The Economist, a report on how African leaders are eyeing carbon markets as a source of scarce capital: In her small house in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, Rose Muthoni shows off her snazzy blue stove. Until recently she was one of the roughly 80% of sub-Saharan Africans who use firewood or charcoal for cooking. […]

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From Cape Coast To Ibadan, Africa’s Future Is In Its Second Cities

Courtesy of The Africa Report, an article on the potential of Africa’s secondary cities: Frequently neglected by authorities, the continent’s second cities will nevertheless absorb a large part of its demographic transition. More agile than metropolises, they are changing the face of Africa. The secondary city is defined above all by what it is not: […]

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Africa’s Supermarket Revolution

Via The Economist, a report on Africa’s retail revolution as it plays out in the supermarket sector: To walk along the main road in Ruaka, a town on the outskirts of Nairobi, is to glimpse the extremes of African shopping. Market stalls selling vegetables and charcoal spill onto the street. In the distance is a […]

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Local Investors are Shying Away from Africa’s EV Revolution

Via Semafor, a look at how local investors are shying away from Africa’s EV revolution: A lack of local investment in African electric vehicle companies threatens the growth of the continent’s green transportation sector. It undermines efforts to introduce cleaner forms of mass transport that would reduce pollution in heavily congested cities. Demand among individuals […]

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Power Ship Company that Cut Electricity in African Cities Eyes Expansion

Via Semafor, an article on Karpowership’s plans to grow its African footprint: A Turkish company whose floating power ships switched off the electricity supply to two of Africa’s poorest cities in recent months says it is in talks with six more countries to expand across the continent. But critics argue it only provides a short […]

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Carbon Capture Pioneer Eyes Kenyan Opportunities

Via African Business, an article on Climeworks’, which operates direct air capture technology, exploration of opportunities in Kenya: Kenya is in line to become a hub for carbon capture and storage, after Swiss company Climeworks announced it is looking into options for a large-scale facility in the country. Climework’s possible entry into the country is a […]

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