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Finding the connection for power supply in Africa
Finding the connection for power supply in Africa

Transmission and distribution networks are key components to electrifying Africa. With this in mind, regional integration dominates the agendas of African policymakers and donor finance institutions...

By Andrew Galbraith 14 May 2018

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How children are lured into mining

A new report has revealed how children as young as seven years of age are lured into small-scale mining activities in the country...

By Syriacus Buguzi 11 May 2018

Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done
Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

At least 110 million of the 600 million people still living without access to electricity in Africa live in urban areas. Most are within a stone throw from existing power grid infrastructure...

By Rebekah Shirley 11 May 2018

African Utility Week Industry Awards finalists announced
African Utility Week Industry Awards finalists announced

The awards recognises pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry...

8 May 2018

De Beers reports significant increase in diamond production
De Beers reports significant increase in diamond production

Diamond group De Beers has reported that its total production increased by 15% to 8,5 million carats during the first quarter of this year...

By Rebecca Campbell 8 May 2018

Tanzania's new mining laws signal sweeping changes
Tanzania's new mining laws signal sweeping changes

Three new laws, enacted by the country's national assembly in July 2017 under a certificate of urgency, will have a profound impact on Tanzania's resources sector...

By Peter Leon 4 May 2018

Inaugural Africa Blue Economy Forum to coincide with World Oceans Day
Inaugural Africa Blue Economy Forum to coincide with World Oceans Day

More than 150 delegates and speakers are expected to attend the inaugural Africa Blue Economy Forum...

30 Apr 2018

Pemba in northern Mozambique has seen a surge of new arrivals in step with investments to exploit off-shore gas deposits. Flickr
Why natural resource finds are more than just a curse: the case of Mozambique

Natural resources are often thought of as a curse in developing countries, slowing economic growth rather than driving it...

By Gerhard Toews and Pierre-Louis Vézina 26 Apr 2018

Laúca Hydropower Plant. Photo: Lahmeyer
Laúca sets milestone as Angola's largest hydro project

Laúca Hydropower Plant is about to become the largest hydropower plant in Angola, as the newly commissioned third power generation group brings the current installed power capacity to over 1,000MW...

25 Apr 2018

2018 African Infrastructure Project Developers Awards shortlist announced
2018 African Infrastructure Project Developers Awards shortlist announced

Africa investor (Ai) recently announced the shortlisted candidates for its 2018 African Infrastructure Projects Developer Awards...

24 Apr 2018

Makoma Lekalakala, director for Earthlife Africa, and Liz McDaid, climate change coordinator for Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI)
Two SA women awarded Goldman prize for halting SA-Russia nuclear deal

Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid are the recipients of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize...

23 Apr 2018

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Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

Urban communities often face many challenges in obtaining electricity access...

By Rebekah Shirley 23 Apr 2018

Kornelia Shilunga, Namibia's deputy mines minister
Namibian mineral exports generate N$23bn

Namibia's exports of precious minerals generated $23bn in the 2017/2018 financial year, although beneficiation protagonists would probably want to know how much of this directly benefited Namibians...

By Kuzeeko Tjitemisa 18 Apr 2018

Ghanaian startup crowned 2018 Seedstars Global Winner
Ghanaian startup crowned 2018 Seedstars Global Winner

Ghanaian startup, AgroCenta, was crowned the 2018 Seedstars Global Winner at the fifth edition of the Seedstars Summit which took place on Thursday, 12 April 2018...

16 Apr 2018

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Proper water management key to viability of solar-powered irrigation systems

According to a new report, solar-powered irrigation is now an affordable solution to both commercial and small-scale farmers in developing countries, but adequate management and regulations to avoid the unsustainable use of water are needed...

13 Apr 2018

Namibian Mines and Energy Deputy Minister, Kornelia Shilunga
Namibian women largely observers in mining

In Namibia, less than one percent of women are involved in the mining of tin and tantalum and selling semi-precious stones, mostly in Erongo and Kunene regions...

By Albertina Nakale 11 Apr 2018

Nick Holland, CEO: Gold Fields
Gold Fields adds to its Ghanaian assets with stake in Asanko Gold

Gold Fields made its long-anticipated move to buy assets in Ghana, buying half of Canadian Asanko Gold's subsidiary in the country and buying a 9.9% stake in the parent company for a combined total of nearly $204m...

By Allan Seccombe 3 Apr 2018

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For youth in Tunisia mining region, it's 'mine or die'

METLAOUI - Dozens of unemployed youths camp out around phosphate mines in central Tunisia, demanding jobs as part of a wave of protests aimed at focusing attention on alleged state neglect...

23 Mar 2018

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How local business innovation equips off-grid households with electricity

If the old adage is true and necessity is the mother of invention, then ingenuity must surely be the father...

By Patrick Greene 23 Mar 2018

Shell, ENI accused of negligence over Nigeria oil spills
Shell, ENI accused of negligence over Nigeria oil spills

LAGOS - Nigeria was urged to re-open investigations into 89 oil spills in its southern delta region, after claims that Shell and ENI misreported the causes.

19 Mar 2018

President of the DRC, Dr Joseph Kabila
DRC president vows 'constructive dialogue' over mining levy

KINSHASA - DR Congo President Joseph Kabila has promised to have "constructive dialogue" with mining companies worried over plans to hike taxes on so-called strategic metals...

12 Mar 2018

Special African energy report launched
Special African energy report launched

EnergyNet and African Business have joined forces to produce the annual Africa Energy Yearbook and a special energy report on African energy for global distribution...

7 Mar 2018

African energy investment set to grow
African energy investment set to grow

In Africa, greenfield investment continues in the energy sector, particularly in renewables, which is forecast to grow in coming years...

By Kieran Whyte 6 Mar 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: Be inspired by problems in Africa
#DesignIndaba2018: Be inspired by problems in Africa

Design Indaba showcased the work of Leroy Mawasaru, a Kenyan teenager who is changing the world and showing how Afrofuturism can unfold for the continent...

By Louise Marsland 26 Feb 2018

#AEI2018: Closing Africa's energy gaps
#AEI2018: Closing Africa's energy gaps

While access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all will usher in economic growth and job creation on the continent, energy projects in Africa lack sufficient access to financing sources...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 Feb 2018

Africa's gas market: Primed to boom
Africa's gas market: Primed to boom

At the end of 2016, Africa had proven natural gas reserves of 503.3 Tcf (trillion cubic feet), indicating an increase of around 1% in total gas reserves on the continent...

2 Feb 2018

Solar project helps resolve power outages in Malawi hospitals
Solar project helps resolve power outages in Malawi hospitals

Resolve, an Imperial Logistics company, has delivered a solar energy solution in Malawi that aims to ensure patients at hospitals are not compromised by power outages...

26 Jan 2018

New spotlight on media and digital at African Utility Week Awards
New spotlight on media and digital at African Utility Week Awards

Two new categories have been added to the fifth annual African Utility Week Industry Awards to honour excellence in energy or water journalism, as well as digitally advanced utilities...

26 Jan 2018

Energy summit to kick off in Kampala this February
Energy summit to kick off in Kampala this February

Delegates will be uniting at the East Africa Energy and Infrastructure Summit, in Kampala this February, to discuss what is needed to unlock investment in energy and infrastructure for regional growth...

24 Jan 2018

Key trends and women's advancement in energy at 4th annual conference
Key trends and women's advancement in energy at 4th annual conference

The 2018 Women In Energy Conference, an interactive side event of the African Energy Indaba, aims to provide a platform for advancing and promoting talented women within the energy sector...

23 Jan 2018

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