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Environmental rehabilitation liability of BCL deters buyers

Botswana's state-owned miner and smelter BCL has a large environmental rehabilitation problem that has made a sale of the assets nearly impossible...

By Allan Seccombe 21 Nov 2017

Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development
Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development

Infrastructure investments are transforming and accelerating economic and social opportunities for millions of people across Africa, driven by the dramatic rise in African consumer power...

17 Nov 2017

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Amnesty warns companies on child labour in DRC cobalt mining

Leading technology and electric car companies have been accused of failing to ensure minerals used in their products are not mined using child labour...

17 Nov 2017

Isabel dos Santos
Daughter of Angola's ex-president sacked as state oil chief

LUANDA - Angolan President Joao Lourenco has fired his predecessor's daughter from her influential post as head of the Sonangol state oil company...

16 Nov 2017

Three key trends for African economic growth in 2018
Three key trends for African economic growth in 2018

Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa which it believes are strong evidence that Africa is on track for improved growth in 2018...

16 Nov 2017

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Ivory Coast inaugurates huge China-funded dam

President Alassane Ouattara on Thursday, 2 November, inaugurated a huge Chinese-funded dam in southern Ivory Coast designed to boost the country's power capacity by nearly 14%...

7 Nov 2017

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Why 100% renewable energy by 2025 may be possible for Cape Verde

Cape Verde, the small island archipelago nation off Africa's northwest coast, has set itself a very bold renewable energy target...

By Erik Nordman 6 Nov 2017

Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria's former oil minister
Nigeria's former oil minister blasted over court bid

A Nigerian judge accused the country's former oil minister of trying to "avoid justice" in Britain, as he dismissed an application for her to face corruption charges back home...

3 Nov 2017

Saleem Karimjee, IFC country manager for Southern Africa
There's trillions to unlock in climate-related private investment

With smart policy reforms and innovative business models, African countries can meet their Paris Agreement promises and catalyse trillions of dollars in private investments...

2 Nov 2017

Drones are disrupting the power & utilities industries
Drones are disrupting the power & utilities industries

A new report illustrates how drones are disrupting the power and utilities industries build, operate and maintain their networks...

26 Oct 2017

Robben Island turns to the sun for power
Robben Island turns to the sun for power

Robben Island has gone green with a solar energy microgrid, which will produce almost 1m kWh of electricity annually...

23 Oct 2017

China's green planning for the world starts with infrastructure
China's green planning for the world starts with infrastructure

The United States is retreating from the global community under a president who rejected the Paris Climate Accords and denigrates NAFTA and NATO. This provides an opportunity for China to play a greater role in global affairs...

By Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley 19 Oct 2017

Colin Logan, technical executive for GIBB’s dams, hydropower and underground works services sector
It's time to have an honest conversation about energy

It is critical that the energy mix is carefully blended by policymakers to ensure a sustainable economy...

By Colin Logan 18 Oct 2017

Russian PM talks up Morocco gas projects
Russian PM talks up Morocco gas projects

RABAT - Russia and Morocco hope to cooperate more closely in the energy sector, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev said during a visit to Rabat...

13 Oct 2017

The attempt to replenish Lake Chad's water may fail again. Here's why
The attempt to replenish Lake Chad's water may fail again. Here's why

The Transaqua Project is a big, ambitious initiative to replenish the waters of Lake Chad, a fresh water inland lake in Central Africa...

By Adegboyega Adeniran and Katherine Daniell 6 Oct 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Benedict Peters and the Nigerian economic recovery

Nigeria-based oil and energy conglomerate Aiteo is creating a new paradigm for the oil industry in Africa. The company recently made news for its successful purchase of OML 29, a massive onshore oil block license, which will drastically increase its output...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 5 Oct 2017

'New era' in solar energy fuelling growth in renewables
'New era' in solar energy fuelling growth in renewables

The renewable energy sector is growing faster than expected, driven largely by a "new era" in solar power and strong expansion in China, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday, 4 October...

5 Oct 2017

R16m solar farm installed at Randridge Mall
R16m solar farm installed at Randridge Mall

As part of its sustainability strategy, Emira Property Fund has installed a R16m solar farm on the roof of its Randridge Mall in Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg...

3 Oct 2017

Algeria eyes return to controversial shale gas exploration
Algeria eyes return to controversial shale gas exploration

Algerian authorities have called on state-owned oil giant Sonatrach to restart shale gas exploration work suspended after protests by locals in the Sahara desert...

3 Oct 2017

SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria
SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria

A delegation of South African companies is currently on a trade and investment mission in Tunisia and Algeria, where they are exploring export markets...

3 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Here's to the African entrepreneurs
#EntrepreneurMonth: Here's to the African entrepreneurs

Join us in celebrating the courageous innovators, in small businesses and large, in South Africa and the rest of Africa, who take the risks that create new revenues, models and livelihoods, as we designate October and November as Entrepreneur Month across 18 industries on Biz...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2017

PPPs in power transmission in Africa to be addressed at Future Energy Central Africa
PPPs in power transmission in Africa to be addressed at Future Energy Central Africa

According to Samuel Oguah, an energy specialist with the Energy and Extractives Global Practice at the World Bank, “The Linking up: Public-Private Partnerships in Power Transmission in Africa report has a very simple message...

28 Sep 2017

Susa Maleba, SRK Consulting country manager: DRC
DRC mining on the up

The rising copper price will see renewed mining interest in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

27 Sep 2017

Africa is rich in diamonds but still poor
Africa is rich in diamonds but still poor

For months now, Africa's rough diamonds have been increasing in value but the sale proceeds do not reach the people...

21 Sep 2017

Dangote emphasises diversification of African economies, importance of agriculture
Dangote emphasises diversification of African economies, importance of agriculture

Nigerian entrepreneur and business leader, Aliko Dangote told investors: "Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world."

21 Sep 2017

The case for RE projects in Africa
The case for RE projects in Africa

Renewable energy has journeyed from the subsidised fringes of electricity supply to become an integral part of the power landscape...

By Theuns Ehlers 20 Sep 2017

Uganda needs $2.5bn to build power infrastructure
Uganda needs $2.5bn to build power infrastructure

Uganda has one of the lowest electricity access rates by global standards. Less than 22% of the population has access to the grid...

13 Sep 2017

Zim looks at solar power
Zim looks at solar power

The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) has applied to set up three solar power plants in the country, in a move aimed at improving electricity supply....

12 Sep 2017

32.33 carat pink diamond extracted from Williamson Mine in 2016. Photo: Petra Diamonds
Tanzania seizes diamonds from British mining company

The Tanzanian government has confiscated diamonds worth nearly $30m after accusing British company Petra Diamonds of declaring a lower value when trying to export the gems...

11 Sep 2017

Dr Stephen Isabalija
Uganda: Why Museveni fired energy PS Isabalija after only 10 months

Dr Stephen Isabalija has been fired as the permanent secretary in the ministry of energy and mineral development, after only 10 months in the job...

By Alon Mwesigwa & Baker Batte Lule 5 Sep 2017

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