Tuesday, April 23

Sustainability

Electric Bus Production in East Africa
  • Electric bus company, BasiGo has secured $3 million (Sh396 million) worth of equity funding from CFAO Group to scale up electric bus production in East Africa.
  • The investment, split between CFAO Kenya and Mobility54, will help accelerate the scale-up of BasiGo’s manufacturing and delivery of electric buses in Kenya and Rwanda.
  • CFAO Group is building e-mobility ecosystem in East Africa by investing in green mobility startups through Mobility54.

Electric bus company, BasiGo has secured $3 million (Sh396 million) worth of equity funding from CFAO Group to scale up electric bus production in East Africa. The investment, split between CFAO Kenya and Mobility54, the …

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African foodtech startups
  • Foodtech startups are leading a movement that aims to enhance food security and transform African agriculture into a model of economic viability and sustainability.
  • Nile, a business-to-business (B2B) marketplace seeks to modernise agricultural trade by enabling direct connections between farmers and buyers.
  • Another entity, Sand to Green, employs advanced agroforestry practices and technology to transform arid desert lands into fertile agricultural zones.

In the face of a future where 140 million people in Africa confront acute food insecurity, the emergence of foodtech startups across the continent is starting a new phase in agricultural practices and food production.

Armed with innovative technologies and visionary approaches, these startups are leading a movement that aims to enhance food security and transform African agriculture into a model of economic viability and sustainability.

A trio of visionaries from Amazon, JP Morgan and Luno have established a digital insurance platform Nile, a business-to-business (B2B) marketplace that …

if oil disappeared tomorrow
  • If oil disappeared tomorrow, thousands of petroleum-based products would vanish with it.
  • If oil disappeared tomorrow, it would be catastrophic for health services everywhere.
  • If oil disappeared tomorrow, millions of jobs would be lost. Tax revenues would be depleted, and industrial production would crimp.

If oil disappeared tomorrow, there would be no more jet fuel, gasoline, or diesel. Internal combustion engines, automobiles, trucks, lorries, and coaches would be stranded. Airplanes powered by jet fuel would be grounded. Freight and passenger rail powered by diesel would halt. People could not get to work; children could not get to school. The shipping industry, transporting both freight and passengers, would be devastated.

There would be no point in calling emergency services. Most ambulances, fire engines, police cars, rescue helicopters, and other emergency vehicles would be stationary. Most phones and computers would also vanish as their plastic components derive from oil, so it would

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