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Ghana's traditional and state powers must collaborate to halt illegal mining

Small-scale mining forms an important sector of Ghana's economy, employing one million people directly and supporting the livelihoods of about 4.5-million people...

By James Boafo 13 Nov 2019

LE South Africa introduces oil-spill-eating enzyme technology

"In nature, bacteria release enzymes and biosurfactants that attack the spill. The biosurfactants emulsify the spill, breaking it down to be used as a food source for the bacteria. The end result of this process is CO2 and water."

8 Nov 2019

#AOW2019: Facing the challenges

Adequate investment, infrastructure, security, local content, regulation and predictability and stability are some of the challenges the African oil & gas sector will face in the coming decades...

7 Nov 2019

#AOW2019: Mantashe calls for gas investment

Highlighting the investment opportunities at the country's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), Minerals and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe called on foreign investors to help develop South Africa's fledgling gas industry...

By Nicci Botha 6 Nov 2019

Western countries take sides in Kenya's maritime row with Somalia

A dispute over maritime territory in the Indian Ocean between Kenya and Somalia has resulted in major western countries lining up on either side, depending on which of the two African nations best serves their oil interests....

By Patrick Muthengi Maluki 5 Nov 2019

Africa's oil & gas industry poised for further growth

The global energy market is in an exciting phase of transition and disruption, which is likely to position gas ahead of coal by 2030 to become the world's number two fuel...

4 Nov 2019

Kosmos strikes oil in Equatorial Guinea

Kosmos Energy has made an oil discovery in offshore Equatorial Guinea. The S-5 well was drilled at a total depth of 4,400 metres and encountered 39 metres of net oil play in the Santonian reservoir, in the offshore Rio Muni Basin...

4 Nov 2019

Senegal on the cusp of LNG boom

On the back of some substantial deepwater finds, Senegal is predicted to become a hot spot during the next decade for relatively low-cost liquified natural gas (LNG) clusters...

29 Oct 2019

Creativity is key to good mining stakeholder communication

The many complexities of the mining industry means that the outdated tactics used when establishing stakeholder communication are no longer an option...

25 Oct 2019

Cameroon boosts hydroelectric capacity

Three power projects financed by the African Development Bank for $121.4m in 2010-2011 are at last starting to provide long-suffering Cameroonians with much more reliable electricity...

25 Oct 2019

Ethiopia and Russia sign peaceful atomic energy deal

Russia and Ethiopia have signed an intergovernmental framework agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of atomic energy on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa Economic Forum in Sochi...

24 Oct 2019

What's going to shake up the mining industry by 2030?

A new report has revealed the major changes predicted to shake up the world's mining sector by 2023, including specific South African predictions...

23 Oct 2019

Equatorial Guinea signs exploration MoU with Rosgeo

The Russian state geology company, Rosgeo and the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea have signed a memorandum of understanding during the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi...

23 Oct 2019

Somalia open for business, says petroleum minister

Rich in hydrocarbons and possessing a favorable geological structure, Somalia holds huge opportunities for investors looking to enter the East African market...

21 Oct 2019

Wind power is far more than just energy

Energy security remains a challenge in the continent, with the average electrification rate in Africa at only about 43%. Wind power therefore could be a game changer...

17 Oct 2019

Let the sunshine in - why solar power is essential

Whether building an affordable home or a luxury condo, energy saving construction techniques are invaluable, as building an energy efficient house will not only cut costs in the end, but is environmentally responsible and aesthetically pleasing...

By Barry Bredenkamp 16 Oct 2019

Mozambique's LNG projects ready for implementation

The latest final investment decision (FID) on Mozambique's $20bn Anadarko liquified natural gas (LNG) project makes it the largest sanction ever in sub-Saharan Africa oil and gas sector...

15 Oct 2019

Collaboration critical for energy projects

Governments need to start understanding that collaboration is critical if they want banks and financiers to start funding small to medium size businesses and/or small to medium size oil and gas companies...

14 Oct 2019

#AOP2019: Free market capitalism will work best for Africa

African oil and gas champion, NJ Ayuk, is unabashed in his support of free market capitalism, saying it is the economic model that will work best for Africa...

By Nicci Botha 11 Oct 2019

#AOP2019: Africa must be unapologetic about oil & gas

Oil and gas are crucial for Africa's economic development, and the continent shouldn't have to apologise for exploiting these resources, said Gabriel Obiang Lima, Equatorial Guinea's minister of mining and hydrocarbons...

By Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2019

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