(valdaiclub,March 5, 2018)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov leaves for a five-day African tour including visits to Angola, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Ethiopia. Russia “is returning” to Africa. Even in a modest way, Moscow’s presence on the continent is constantly growing, says Olga Kulkova, Research Fellow at the Centre for studies of Russian-African relations and foreign policy of African countries, Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences.
NDF hosted a delegation from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA Finland) today for the signing of a EUR 15 million financing commitment to the new Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund covering Southern and East Africa (EEP Africa).
(USAID/Press release, 01 March 2018)
Welcome, everyone. It's good to see all of you here. I think it speaks well for Power Africa, and I think it speaks well for the opportunities that we all see. You know, I'm often asked, as Administrator, what it is that most excites me about the work that we do and the opportunities that we see. And, of course, technology and the fact that we can now reach places and design tools that we couldn't even have imagined of just a few years ago.
Mastercard and off-grid solar firm M-KOPA are to pilot a new payment technology to support pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar opportunities in Uganda, with plans to roll out across East Africa.