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East Africa the potential exporter of oil and natural gas – Frost & Sullivan

East Africa has the potential to be a hub for energy related investments and could become one of the largest producers, as well as exporters, of oil and natural gas in the world. This is according to Frost & Sullivan’s latest analysis, East Africa Energy.

Cameroon energy and infrastructure forum

On Tuesday, Basile Kouna, minister of energy and water resources, opened the iPAD Cameroon Energy and Infrastructure Forum in Yaounde, which was attended by over 200 utility experts, financiers and prospective investors.

Upcoming projects to interest investors

The two-day event featured discussions focused on how to fast-track the Cameroon energy sector.

UNCTAD's Economic Development in Africa Report 2015

Source: UNCTAD
Africa’s services sector holds tremendous economic promise. It contributes
to almost half of the continent’s output, and a number of African countries have
emerged as services-oriented economies. Indeed, growth in services has been
vibrant in Africa, at more than twice the average rate for the world during 2009–
2012. The sector’s performance has undoubtedly contributed to Africa’s growth
trajectory of the past decade.

Gayle Smith Confirmed as Administrator of USAID

Source: USAID
The United States Senate confirmed Gayle E. Smith to be the seventeenth Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Gayle's confirmation comes at a unique time when we have the tools, technologies and approaches to end extreme poverty and its most devastating corollaries, widespread hunger and preventable child and maternal deaths. 

Ongoing Drought in Ethiopia Being Hushed By Its Own Government

Birtukan Ali, a woman living in a rural district in Ethiopia, became a sensation following BBC's report about the ongoing drought and famine. The report, which aired on November 10 2015, sparked a new kind of debate on the government's intention in trying to cover up the famine - a story that remains untold.