TotalEnergies partners WEEE Centre to promote safe disposal of electrical and electronic waste

KENYA – TotalEnergies in partnership with Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Centre (WEEE Centre), have launched collection points for safe disposal of electrical and electronic waste (e-Waste) in accordance with NEMA waste regulations. The introduction of an electrical and electronic waste management system at the TotalEnergies service stations resonates with the CSR in the network of their service stations where…

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Family Bank partners Aqua for All to finance water enterprises

KENYA – Family Bank, a commercial bank, has signed a KSh350 million (US$2.96m) two-year partnership with Aqua for All to facilitate increased lending to medium and small-scale water enterprises supplying low-income communities with safe drinking water. Aqua for All, a foundation that specializes in innovative finance for water and sanitation, and Family Bank are targeting Community-Based Water Service Providers in…

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South Africa-based H2O Water Securities raises US$150m, lists on BitMart exchange

SOUTH AFRICA – H20 securities, the South African startup that is responsible for the creation of the world’s first water crypto-currency, has successfully raised US$150 million through the sale of its tokens and has listed on the BitMart exchange. This is the first of many exchanges that they plan to add in the coming months. Following the listing, the US$H2ON…

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Zurich based firm Hitachi Zosen Inova partners Sintmond Group to launch in Kenya

KENYA – Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI), a Zurich based waste management technology provider, has announced its entry into the Kenyan market through a partnership with Sintmond Group Limited. According to HZI Emerging Markets Senior Sales Director Urs Altenburger the partnership includes the development of local waste management plants as a long-term solution for recycling waste into Electricity and Fuel. “Africa…

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Equipment supplier Davis & Shirtliff appoints George Mbugua as its new CEO

KENYA – Davis & Shirtliff, a supplier of water related equipment in the East African region, has appointed its long-serving finance director George Mbugua as the new CEO, taking over from David Gatende who retires after 36 years with the company. The change of guard comes as the water and energy solutions provider is redefining its distribution strategy to capture…

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French Development Agency loans US$104.78M to Moroccan Water Company

MOROCCO – The French Development Agency (AFD) has agreed to provide MAD1.05 billion (US$104.78 million) loan to Morocco’s RADEEM and RADEETA through two separate agreements. The two agreements intend to facilitate access to sanitation and drinking water services for more than 1.8 million people living in the autonomous water companies’ utility territories. These territories include: Radeej (El Jadida), Radeel (Larache),…

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Aptech Africa commissions solar powered water treatment plant in Somaliland

SOMALILAND – Aptech Africa, an EPC company that provides solar and water pumping solutions, has commissioned a solar powered reverse osmosis water treatment plant in Caynabo, Somaliland. This project was funded by UNDP and used a reverse osmosis system supplied by Genius Water. The system has a nominal flow is 6m3/s. The flexotank capacity is 45m3/s which can fill at…

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WaterEquity raises US$153 million for water and sanitation across Africa

AFRICA – WaterEquity, the first asset manager exclusively focused on water and sanitation, has raised US$153 million third impact investment fund, the Global Access Fund to increase water access across Africa. The Fund will invest equity capital from institutional investors, foundations, impact investors, and donor-advised funds alongside US$100 million of debt capital from the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC).…

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ADF provides US$125 million loan for water and sanitation in Dodoma

TANZANIA – The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) has approved a US$125.3 million loan to finance the first phase of the Dodoma Resilient and Sustainable Water Development and Sanitation Program in Tanzania. Specifically, the loan from the African Development Fund, the concessional window of the African Development Bank Group, will cover the construction of a dam…

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Metito partners Scatec and Orascom to invest in solar desalination in Egypt

EGYPT – Metito Holdings is set to partner with Scatec and Orascom Construction, and the government of Egypt to build a solar-powered seawater desalination plant in Egypt. Three companies want to invest in the supply of drinking water in Egypt. They are the Emirati company Metito Holdings, the Norwegian group Scatec and the Egyptian company Orascom Construction, gathered in the…

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