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Major new desalination plant opens in Algeria

The biggest seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant on the African continent was officially opened in Algeria this week.
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Three Nigerian pharmaceutical firms get WHO certification

Three pharmaceutical manufacturers in Nigeria have been certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) to produce drugs in accordance with its Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
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Big potential for cashew processing in Nigeria

Nigeria needs to increase its cashew nut processing capacity and export less of the raw commodity to other countries, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) said last week.
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Water contamination causes deadly diarrhea outbreak in South Africa

Water contamination in the North West province of South Africa has led to a diarrhea outbreak that killed three infants and sent dozens more to hospital.
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South Africa to produce potable water from mine drainage

South Africa's government is mulling over plans to treat the water leaking from numerous gold mines to help meet drinking water demand.
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Shell closes Nigerian crude oil pipeline

Royal Dutch Shell announced that its Nembe Creek Trunk oil pipeline in Nigeria was closed on Feb. 23 because of a leak caused by theft.
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Uganda's first refinery expected to start operations by 2018

Uganda expects its first oil refinery to start operations by 2018. The facility will have an initial capacity of 30,000 barrels per day, the aim being to reach 60,000 barrels by 2020.
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ABB to supply electrical, control systems for South African photovoltaic power plant

ABB has won an order worth around $25 million to supply electrical and control systems for a new 75 MW photovoltaic power plant in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.
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BP to invest $596 million in South Africa, Mozambique

BP Southern Africa will spend 4.7 billion rand in South Africa, including 2.5 billion rand to upgrade the Sapref refinery in Durban, and 800 million rand to refurbish infrastructure in Mozambique.
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Africa looks for a share in global petrochemical, oil-refining markets

Ongoing reforms in Nigeria's gas sector will make the West African country a regional hub for petrochemical and fertilizer production by 2017, according to Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) Group Executive Director David Ige.
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