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UN concerned over slow progress of sustainable energy goals by 2030: The United Nations is worried about that the current pace of progress on three global energy goals – access to electricity, renewable energy and efficiency – may make it difficult to meet 2030 targets. This is the conclusion of a joint report released on April 3 by the World Bank and the International Energy Agency. Read more: https://www.businessdayonline.com/un-concerned-slow-progress-sustainable-energy-goals-2030/

Africa Finance Corporation issues US$500 million 7 Year Eurobond: Africa Finance Corporation (‘AFC’), a leading pan-African multilateral development finance institution and project developer, has issued a US$500 million 7 year Eurobond. The Eurobond received strong global interest, with an order book of US$2.4 billion, representing about 5 times over-subscription from 231 investors across the Middle East, Asia, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. Read more: http://gnnliberia.com/2017/04/11/africa-finance-corporation-issues-us500-million-7-year-eurobond/

Al Tayer inaugurates 5th Innovation Summit and Exhibition: HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) inaugurated the 5th Innovation Summit 2017, the largest of its kind in the region and organised by Schneider Electric, the leading international company in energy and automation management. Read more: http://www.mediaoffice.ae/en/media-center/news/11/4/2017/innovation-summit.aspx

Famine’s frontiers: Why the UN is warning Africa and Yemen are at risk of starvation: Violence, drought and famine are putting millions at deadly risk and threaten to turn millions more into refugees. Here’s what’s at stake in the crises in Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Nigeria… Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/africa-drought-famine-unhcr-report/article34663351/

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