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North African sunshine into European electricity

A 2005 estimate by the German Aerospace Center put a figure of €400bn on the investment in solar power plants and transmission lines necessary to provide 17% of Europe’s power from North African and Middle Eastern deserts by 2050The people behind DESERTEC take pains to stress that it is not one mammoth project designed with a start date, end date and price tag.

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Ghana: ICT services liberalisation detrimental to local companies

Photo©ReutersAlthough liberalisation of trade in ICT services has led to increased investments in Ghana over the years, it has nonetheless been detrimental to indigenous businesses, a recent survey report has shown.

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Chinese companies get Ethiopian telecoms contract

Ethiopia plans to give a $ 1.3 billion contract to upgrade its telecommunications infrastructure to two Chinese giants ZTE and Huawei Technologies after they submitted bids two months ago.

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Expert: ITU Internet regulation proposal is counterproductive to growth

Internet users globally are likely to see a rise in cost and limitation in access, if current proposals to regulate the cyberspace are upheld at the upcoming Dubai World Conference on International telecommunication in December 2012.

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Ghana set to meet refrigeration “phase-out” under Montreal protocol

CFCs in refrigeration equipment reduce the ability of the ozone layer to absorb ultraviolet radiation from the sun/Photo©ReutersGhana will impose a blanket ban on the importation of used refrigeration equipment on January 1 next year.

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Diaspora finance: Home is where the funding is

Homestrings, an online platform, helps investors to find investment opportunities in AfricaThe Homestrings website is connecting members of the diaspora and institutional investors to the growing number of investment opportunities in Africa.

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Boost in m-commerce in Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa, but who is on top?

Mobile phone money transfers are expected to become more popular with the widespread use of cell phones in AfricaMobile money transfer services in Africa will see greater expansion if more information about the security of the transactions are provided, the Ericsson ConsumerLab survey has revealed.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 September 2012 18:19

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