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GE highlights importance of public and private sector partnerships in energy sector at EAPIC in September
“Platform for likeminded power professionals to connect and find solutions”
“GE is committed to working with public and private sector stakeholders to address the region’s current and future energy challenges. EAPIC offers a platform to engage industry stakeholders on this topic.” This is according to Mr Jay Ireland, GE President and CEO for Africa. GE is the diamond sponsor for the 15th annual East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) in Nairobi from 10-11 September.
More than 500 power professionals will attend the event which will address the various challenges in the region’s power industry, including unstable and unreliable electricity supply which is hindering economic growth, as well as the high demands being put on already aged infrastructure, causing frequent black outs.
Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum Hon. Minister Davis Chirchir and Uganda’s Minister of Energy, Hon. Minister Irene Muloni, are heading up a top level government and industry contingent who will address and participate at the event. They will join other regional ministerial dignitaries in a panel discussion about East Africa’s new energy roadmap during the opening session.
GE excited about doing business in Africa
GE’s Jay Ireland says the company is excited about doing business in Africa because “the East Africa region is experiencing steady economic growth thereby increasing the need for an improved infrastructure and access to world class technological solutions. These needs can be partially and in some instances fully met by GE’s diverse technologies, services and solutions in key sectors.”
He continues: “last year, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement with Kenya to develop projects in key sectors such as power, rail, healthcare, aviation and training & capacity building to deliver on the country’s Vision 2030 plan. These sectors are well positioned to propel the East Africa Region and in particular Kenya to be a top 30 global economy by the year 2030. We are therefore excited to be an integral part of contributing towards supporting the region to attain the projected positive economic growth.”
In Tanzania, GE recently signed a 400MW Joint Development Agreement with Symbion Power Tanzania for the development of a natural gas-fired power plant for Tanzania Electricity Supply Company (TANESCO). This partnership is part of USA President Obama’s recently announced “Power Africa” initiative aimed at combining $7 billion in U.S. support with more than $9 billion in commitments from the private sector to help U.S. companies build independent power plants in the region.
Successful track record in Tanzania
According to the GE President and CEO for Africa the company has a successful track record in Tanzania with our Aero- derivative gas turbine technology which is running in the Symbion plant in Ubungo (112MW) and Songas (140MW) respectively. He continues: “we also have a great waste to energy project here in Kenya at the Biojule Farm which is using two of GE’s Jenbacher biogas engines to generate 2.8 MW of electricity from vegetable waste. The project, owned by Tropical Power, marks the first biogas engine project in sub-Saharan Africa for Clarke Energy, GE’s authorized Jenbacher gas engine distributor in the region.”
Achieving stable power supply
Other regional projects that GE is excited about include the recent partnering with the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) to launch and co-fund the Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge (the Power Africa Challenge), a three-year, USD $2 million challenge. The funding will award 20 or more grants of up to $100,000 each to indigenous African organizations providing off-grid solutions that deploy renewable resources and power economic activities.
Says Jay Ireland: “we are also supplying Safaricom with GE Durathon batteries which will capacitate the Safaricom network to run efficiently during power outages. The battery provides reliable and cost-effective power at reduced fuel costs and is one of the first batteries in the world to be designed specifically for Charge Discharge Cycling (CDC) telecom applications.”
EAPIC: likeminded power professionals
EAPIC’s programme director, Christa Robijn says “the East African Power Industry Convention is the platform for likeminded power professionals to connect and find solutions to the region’s pressing energy challenges. GE’s participation as diamond sponsor is complementary to what we want to achieve: stable power supply that will drive the economy in East Africa. Their message of the importance of public and private sector partnerships in the energy sector dovetails nicely with our event theme, namely: “Security East Africa’s energy future through private sector participation”.
Event dates and location:
Conference days: 10-11 September 2013
Pre-conference workshop: 9 September 2013
Site visit: 12 September 2013
Location: Safari Park Hotel, Kasarani Off Thika Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Event website: www.eapicforum.com
Communications manager: Annemarie Roodbol
Telephone: +27 21 7003558
Mobile: +27 82 5627844
African Internet Group Owned by Internet Entrepreneur Jason Njoku of iROKOtv Attracts International Interest
19 August 2013. London. SPARK, the Lagos-based Internet Group that invests in Nigerian start-ups, has raised a $2Mn investment from a syndicate of 17 international high net individual investors, based on a $10Mn valuation for the three month old company. The investment comes swiftly after Internet entrepreneurs Jason Njoku, Bastian Gotter and Mary Remmy-Njoku of Nollywood VOD start-up iROKOtv fame, officially launched the company, when they announced a $1Mn fund to revolutionize Nigeria’s angel investment eco-system, focusing solely on the country’s Internet startup scene.
Njoku and Gotter will use the $2Mn to expand the company’s offices, initially in Lagos, before opening Spark hubs across Nigeria. The investment will also provide further follow-on rounds of seed-investments for Spark companies.
Spark companies currently employ 130 people across the nine launched companies, three of which have already secured second-round seed investments totaling an additional $700k from Njoku and Gotter, primarily to build upon their current market leading positions, compete more effectively and enable them to expand fast enough to meet consumer demand. Spark companies collectively generate $50,000 turnover a month and this figure is expected to increase significantly as the companies begin to really build traction. To-date, Spark has invested in some of Nigeria’s most exciting Internet startups including hotel room booking site, hotels.ng the undisputed leader in hotel room booking service in Nigeria; bus.com.ng; Nigeria's number one bus ticketing website and ToLet.com.ng, who are revolutionising the customer facing lettings space in Nigeria.
Jason Njoku, Spark Managing partner says: “We set out to grow the Spark companies to be market leaders. This requires capital. Our companies are laser focused, totally exceeding our initial expectations and showing increasingly strong metrics. Every Spark company focuses and generates revenue which we feel is essential to the survival of any Internet startup in Nigeria. Bastian and I were impressed with their output, as were our investors, hence we have been able to raise the sum of $2Mn in nine days from high network individuals, a mere three months after the official Spark launch. We expect to raise more money in the coming months to cement Spark as one of the preeminent Internet groups in Nigeria and Africa."
Bastian Gotter, Spark Managing partner adds: “Capital here in Nigeria is prohibitively expensive for most, so start-ups tend not to be able to grow at the rate that is required to become a mature and profitable business. Spark companies now have the capital behind them to invest in technology, good staff, building out their inventory – whatever is required to make them into a stronger long-term business. Jason and I have previously been vocal on the shortcomings of Nigeria’s business eco-system and how investment does not reach the right people. With this additional investment of $2Mn, we are now able to channel even more funds to the companies who will one day lead the continent’s Internet space.”
Following the launch of Spark in May 2013, a number of high net worth individuals from Lagos, Singapore and London approached Njoku and Gotter to discuss the potential of investing their private capital into Africa. Their direct approach and the fact that Spark opened and closed the round in nine days demonstrates how international investors’ interest in Nigeria’s Internet industry is growing, revealing the huge potential the continent holds in terms of building an exciting and profitable Internet marketplace. Currently, the Internet sector in Nigeria is valued at $250Mn, but industry experts have calculated that this will increase to $1Bn by 2016. Spark companies are positioned to take on and be front-runners in the race for Nigeria’s top Internet start-ups.
SPARK is a company that builds companies and invests time, money and expertise into some of the country’s most promising tech entrepreneurs – www.spark.ng
For further information or media interviews with Jason Njoku or Bastian Gotter contact Jessica Hope, Spark Head of Communications – firstname.lastname@example.org| +44 (0) 207 401 2802
Notes to editors:
Visit www.spark.ng for further information
SPARK is headed by Jason Njoku, Bastian Gotter and Mary Remmy-Njoku. The company was officially launched in May 2013 and is located in Lagos, Nigeria
SPARK has seed-funded nine companies in Lagos: Hotels.ng, Christians.com.ng, Bus.ng, Giddimint.com.ng, Borro.com.ng, Insured.ng, ToLet.com.ng, Foto.com.ng, and Drinks.ng
Jason Njoku and Bastian Gotter are co-founders of iROKOtv, the world’s largest online catalogue of Nollywood movies. Launched in 2011, the company is VC backed by US-based hedge fund Tiger Global.
Born in 1789 in the Eastern Cape of present-day South Africa, Saartje was a member of the Khoisan group, the original inhabitants of southern Africa. The Khoisan, pejoratively referred to as the Hottentots, are honey-colored and steatopygic—that is, fat is stored in their buttocks. Europeans viewed the latter feature to be an abnormality and an attestation of racial inferiority.
While in her teens, Saartje migrated to an area near Cape Town, where she was a farmer's slave until she was bought in Cape Town by William Dunlop, a doctor on a British ship. At age 20, Saartje headed for London with Dr. Dunlop where, it was agreed, that they would get rich by displaying her body to Europeans, catering to Europeans' sexual fascination with aboriginal peoples.
Prancing in the nude, with her jutting posterior and extraordinary genitals, she provided the foundation for racist and pseudo-scientific theories regarding black inferiority and black female sexuality. The shows involved Saartje being "led by her keeper and exhibited like a wild beast, being obliged to walk, stand or sit as ordered." Saartje's predicament drew the attention of a young Jamaican, Robert Wedderburn, who agitated against slavery and racism. Subsequently, his group pressured the attorney general to stop this circus. Losing the case on a technicality, Saartje spent four years in London and then went to Paris where she was exhibited in a travelling circus, and seen frequently controlled by an animal trainer in the show.
It was here that she crossed paths with George Cuvier, Napoleon's surgeon-general, who was also considered to be the dean of comparative anatomy. In his capacity of social anthropologist, he arrogantly and erroneously concluded that she was the missing link. She turned to prostitution and when she died poor in 1816, almost immediately Cuvier had her body cast in wax, dissected and the skeleton articulated. Her organs, including her genitals and brains, were preserved in bottles of formaldehyde. Her remains were displayed at the Musée de L'Homme in Paris until 1974.
In post-apartheid South Africa, efforts were made to retrieve Saartje's remains. In 1994, then-President Nelson Mandela appealed to his French counterpart, but it was not until 2002 that the French Senate approved a bill for repatriation of Saartje's remains to South Africa. In May 2002, her remains were brought home to South Africa after nearly 200 years of humiliation and abuse. In August 2002, she was finally laid to rest in the Eastern Cape.
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General Fatteh al-Sisi was denounced by a member of his own family following the death of another relative in the massacre at Rabaa al Adawiya. Hazem Lutfi Abdel Aziz Abdel Rahman al-Sisi, appeared in the video below to denounce General Sisi following the death of his brother, Khalid Lutfi al-Sisi. Khalid, a 46 year old engineer, was killed during the army and security forces raid on the anti-coup sit-ins at Adawiya on Wednesday.
Hazem said that he disowned General Sisi as a member of his family and called him a traitor and a killer. He went on to say that he was sure that General Sisi would be punished for his actions, even if justice was a long time coming, as well as the Minister of Interior, Mohammed Ibrahim. He concluded by saying that he hoped God would give everyone patience and insisted that Egyptians would not be silent in the fight for their rights.