Connecting Africa to China
China helps deliver solar energy to power-starved Lesotho
Lesotho’s Mafeteng solar power plant aims to bring energy to 70% of Lesotho’s citizens who remain without access to power. The project, a 70MWp photovoltaic solar farm in the Ha-Ramathole district of Mafeteng, was given the green light after the Export-Import (Exim) Bank of China provided funding. It will... Read more
Uganda launches first Afro-Sino e-bus factory
Ugandan owned Kiira Motors, an electric bus startup with its roots in plug-in electric vehicle (EV) hybrids, is building Africa’s first e-bus factory, making use of Chinese battery technology. The small bus company based outside the Ugandan capital, Kampala, is already negotiating several contracts for its newest offering, the... Read more