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$7.4 trillion to be invested in renewables by 2040: According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s New Energy Outlook 2017, $10.2 trillion will be invested in new power generation capacity by 2040, of which nearly three-quarters will be in renewables. Read more

UIDC 2017 a platform to unlock solutions for smart cities in Africa: The third annual Urban and Infrastructure Development Conference (UIDC 2017) provides a platform to unlock the growth potential of the African smart cities ecosystem. Read more

World Bank Okays $961 Million Facility for Out-of-School Children, Kaduna Economic Programme: The World Bank has approved a $961 million credit to help Nigeria return out-of-school children to the classrooms through the Kaduna State Economic Transformation Programme. Read more

Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026: Leading renewable energy industry analysts MAKE Consulting’s new report, 2017 Middle East and Africa Wind Power Outlook, states that the wind energy sector is set to take off in the region, with a projected 40 GW of new capacity to be installed from 2017 to 2026.  Read more

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