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Kenya Third Most Innovative Sub-Saharan Africa Country: The United Nations’ Global Innovation Index 2017 places Kenya third after South Africa and Mauritius. Read more

Egypt closer to build the world’s largest PV Park after World Bank approves $660m for 500MW of solar: The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has unanimously approved investments worth $660m for a total 500MW of solar projects to be located on Benban solar complex in Egypt. Read more

Women Advancing Africa placing women at the centre stage of Africa’s Economic Advancement: The inaugural Women Advancing Africa (WAA) Forum is a new Pan-African flagship initiative launched by the Graça Machel Trust to acknowledge and celebrate the central role women play in shaping Africa’s development agenda and by driving social and economic transformation.  The Forum will take place from 9-12 August in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania at the Hyatt Kilimanjaro. Read more

Ballance delivers strong FY2017, returns $54m to farmers: New Zealand’s leading farm nutrient supplier, Ballance Agri-Nutrients, today reported a strong lift in profitability and a $20 increase in rebate to farmers to $45 per tonne, with a total distribution to shareholders this year of $54 million. Read more

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