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Ghana's pact with China to explore bauxite threatens a unique forest

Ghana's Atewa forest is one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the country...

By Alfred Oteng-Yeboah 1 day ago

Equatorial Guinea to build West Africa's first LNG storage and regas plant

Equatorial Guinea is set to construct the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and regasification plant in West Africa, advancing efforts to monetise gas resources through the creation of a domestic gas-to-power infrastructure...

2 days ago

Eswatini moves forward with renewable energy plans

The Kingdom of Eswatini's reliance on imported power from its neighbours - Mozambique and South Africa - will be reduced after it issued a request for the qualification and development for a 40MW solar PV plant and a 40MW biomass-to-energy plant...

By Koketso Lediga 3 days ago

Energy still a key challenge to African industrialisation

Reliable energy was highlighted as a key challenge during a week-long trade and investment mission to Zambia by South African companies...

19 Aug 2019

Oil discovery a game-changer for Congo

Early projections from recent onshore discovery made in the Delta de la Cuvette deposit in the Republic of Congo indicate that the deposits could produce up to 359-million barrels of oil...

16 Aug 2019

Senegal on the cusp of an energy renaissance

After decades of struggles against a deficient power generation system, Senegal is now at the verge of a paradigmatic shift that could put many of its troubles to rest...

By Sebastian Wagner 8 Aug 2019

Benin bolsters West African LNG market

As the continent attempts to revitalise its energy sector, bring in private capital and develop gas-to-power, it is the small West African country of Benin that observers should look for positive developments.

By Mickael Vogel 7 Aug 2019

Climate change emerging as a legal liability risk for lenders in SA

Legal liability for climate change is an emerging risk for lenders in South Africa - a risk that is by no means limited to projects in the fossil fuel industry...

7 Aug 2019

Uganda looking for growth from second licensing round

Uganda is aiming to increase international investment in its oil-rich energy sector, with its second oil and gas licensing round for the exploration of five blocks in the Albertine Graben...

6 Aug 2019

Lessons to be learnt from Ghana's excess electricity shambles

Access to energy plays a critical role in economic development. But bad government policies have affected energy security in many developing countries...

By Samuel Asumadu Sarkodie 5 Aug 2019

Jobs and revenue: The potential of downstream development in Africa

Africa is one of the few regions where demand for oil and oil products is expected to grow significantly over the next two decades...

5 Aug 2019

The way that minerals are mined affects conflict in eastern Congo

Strong evidence links the mining of minerals to local conflict in several African countries. This is because minerals are prized by rebel groups and are a source of their financing...

By Marijke Verpoorten, Nik Stroop & Peter van der Windt 30 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

World's largest single-site solar project begins commercial operations

Abu Dhabi's new solar plant project has recently started its commercial operations as scheduled at Sweihan in Abu Dhabi...

12 Jul 2019

Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia wins 2019 Ashden Award

The Sweden-funded Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia (BGFZ) programme has won the 2019 Ashden Award in the category of Innovative Finance...

4 Jul 2019

Zimbabwe pays part of its electricity bill to Eskom

Zimbabwe has paid Eskom R139m, after the power utility cut off the electricity supply to the neighbouring country for non-payment...

3 Jul 2019

Retire all existing and planned fossil fuel power plants to limit warming to 1.5°C

It will be very difficult to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by enough to halt global heating at 1.5°C - the threshold at which catastrophic climate change becomes more likely...

By Marcelle McManus 3 Jul 2019

SA's green tech startups rebooting the green economy

South Africa presents potentially lucrative opportunities for US firms involved in green building technologies...

By Terry Billson 2 Jul 2019

Quick-fix solutions to Zimbabwe's huge electricity crisis

Zimbabwe's government has announced its facing critical power shortfalls. The country's anchor power producer, Kariba Dam, might have to stop production in weeks due to dropping water levels...

By Moina Spooner 2 Jul 2019

Court stops construction of Kenya's coal power plant. Here's why

Kenyan judges have stopped plans to construct the country's first ever coal-powered plant near the coastal town of Lamu, a Unesco World Heritage Site...

By Moina Spooner 1 Jul 2019

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