Archive for the ‘Africa’ tag

Aliko Dangote, BBC Interview Excerpt

Dubbed "the richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote is an interesting figure in a new Africa vying for economic stability.A Check out the interview below, noting what Dangote says about investing his money in Africa and the need to open markets, as opposed to receiving aid.

YouTube Preview Image YouTube Preview Image

To quote:

Any corrupt dictator can embezzle $70B over 30 years when the Suez Canal is in [his] backyard. Building/managing a conglomerate is much more admirable. Besides, US intelligence estimates the Mubarak family fortunes are much less than the Bush crime family. But what do I know? I don’t believe in capitalism anyway. - M.G.


Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted: February 22nd, 2011
at 9:54am by Black Ock

Tagged with , , , ,

Categories: business,politricks,development,ninjas are everyehere,ethics,entrepreneurship

Comments: 1 comment

Harvesting African Sun


Image from tonynetone

the sun is shinning, and the weather is sweet

All the rave these days is about solar energy. Its clean, relatively cheap and has virtually no carbon emmissions. One problem however is what do you do when it is cloudy? Well some European Union scientists may have the answer. Arnulf Jaeger-Walden from the European commission’s Institute for Energy claims that only 0.3% of light from the Sahara’s sun would be able to provide Europe with more than enough energy. Prompting both Gordon Brown and Nicholsa Sarkozy to quickly back the proposed plan.

The idea is to build large farms of solar panel technology in the Sahara and harvest the sun’s energy as a source of clean electricity. Wind turbines will also act as a back-up battery should the sun ever fail to shine. The result, Europe and Africa get alternative source of energy, and the Sahara becomes a provider of clean energy and thereby helping to combat global warming. Now that is what we call, al-kubra, ‘The Great Desert’

All is good, so long as the sun keeps shining.

.::originally found at i-genius->

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted: November 22nd, 2009
at 8:00pm by Koookiecrumbles

Tagged with , , , ,

Categories: green,et cetera,development

Comments: No comments