Tag: Power Africa

This West African country has lost $190 million U.S. grant over cancelled power contract

The United States has cancelled $190 million in grants to this West African country under the "Power Africa" initiative in response to the nation's government's termination of a contract with a private utility provider.

Andrew Herscowitz on how the Power Africa model is uplifting African economies

Power Africa, a United States agency for international development, has 160 public and private partners who have committed $54 billion to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. CNBC Africa’s Jill de Villiers spoke to Andrew Herscowitz, Coordinator for Power Africa at the 25th Africa Oil Week in Cape Town.

Why Africa shouldn’t fear America First policy

Senior officials of the United States government say the world shouldn't fear its America First policy

WEF Davos 2018: The good the bad and the ugly

Chris Bishop discusses how Africa is fairing at the World Economic Forum this year.

Power Africa partner Gigawatt Global advances 1,000 MW Program

This will be the largest private international investment in the power sector in Burundi in nearly 30 years.

More than $1 billion in Power Africa commitments finalized – USAID chief

Obama launched the initiative in 2013 with an initial investment of $7 billion, which aims to install 10,000 megawatts of new generation capacity, connect 20 million new customers, and improve electric reliability across the Sub-Saharan Africa.