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    #AfricaMonth2021: May Africa prosper

    We invite you to join us in celebrating Africa Month and matters - its stakeholders and stories - in the areas of business leadership, trade, technologies, arts, culture and brands...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 May 2021

    Why renewable energy won't end energy poverty in Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe is one of the African countries that hopes renewable energy technologies will help to address their energy problems...

    By Ellen Fungisai Chipango 30 Apr 2021

    Total declares force majeure on Mozambique LNG project

    In a serious blow to Mozambique's economic revitalisation hopes, Total has declared a force majeure and suspended its $20bn liquefied natural gas (LNG) project...

    28 Apr 2021

    Zimbabwe approves MoU for nuclear energy cooperation with Russia

    Zimbabwe has approved a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) aimed at building nuclear energy capacity in the African country to mitigate its energy crisis...

    21 Apr 2021

    Greenpeace and Western anti-Africa energy groups take the wrong approach

    If someone were to put me on the spot and ask me to name an environmentalist group, I'd probably blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, Greenpeace...

    By NJ Ayuk 19 Apr 2021

    Solar and wind power could break the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam deadlock

    For several years, political tensions between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have been escalating in a conflict over the near-complete Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd)...

    By Sebastian Sterl 19 Apr 2021

    Ghana needs to rethink its small scale mining strategy. Here's how

    Ghana is among the top two gold producers in Africa. . What has caught little attention, however, is the fact that more than 35% of total gold output in Ghana comes from artisanal and small-scale miners...

    By Richard Kwaku Kumah 16 Apr 2021

    Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn oil pipeline deal

    Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and China National Offshore Oil Corporation have signed agreements to kickstart the construction of a $3.5bn 1,440 Kilometers long crude oil pipeline...

    14 Apr 2021

    How large miners and states stifle local capital and innovation in DR Congo

    Over the last few decades, African governments have removed restrictions on and privatised their mining industries, attracting significant foreign direct investment...

    By Ben Radley & Sara Geenen 13 Apr 2021

    Eni makes light oil find in Angola's Cuica prospect

    A new light oil resource with a size estimated between 200- and 250-million barrels of oil has been discovered in Block 15/06 offshore of Angola...

    8 Apr 2021

    LNG production in Mozambique and the political risk of Islamic militancy

    The Cabo Delgado province in the northernmost part of the long Mozambican seaboard is now home to Africa's three largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects...

    By Theo Neethling 30 Mar 2021

    Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study

    According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

    12 Mar 2021

    #EnergyIndaba: Private investment critical to meet Africa's energy needs

    Africa has the potential to harvest 1,000 times more than the continent's projected demands for electricity in 2040 from renewable sources...

    By Nicci Botha 2 Mar 2021

    #EnergyIndaba: Radically different approach needed to power Africa

    If the continent dealt with its access to electricity challenge with the same gusto it is applying to fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, the problem would already be solved...

    By Nicci Botha 1 Mar 2021

    Nigeria's post-privatisation energy sector is a mess: here are some solutions

    In the mid-1980s, most of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa made structural changes to their economies in return for funding from the World Bank...

    By Okechukwu Marcellus Ikeanyibe 26 Feb 2021

    South Africa can't afford hydropower from Inga 3

    As finance minister Tito Mboweni prepares to deliver his budget in Parliament this week, it is imperative that he unshackles South Africans from the financial calamity that is the Inga 3 hydropower project..

    By Siziwe Mota 23 Feb 2021

    Safeguarding LNG operations in Mozambique

    With substantial offshore gas discoveries of over 100-trillion cubic feet, Mozambique has seen an influx in foreign investment in its liquified natural gas (LNG) developments...

    By Charnè Hundermark 22 Feb 2021

    Why being endowed with oil is not always a boon: the case of Nigeria and Angola

    In countries with weak governance institutions, natural resource wealth tends to be a curse instead of a blessing...

    By Ross Harvey 18 Feb 2021

    Botswana must curb diamond reliance: president

    After a year in which coronavirus restrictions caused a slump in diamond exports, Botswana's president said on Thursday that the country needs to diversify its economy...

    By Matthew Larotonda 15 Feb 2021

    Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate - here's why

    In a bid to ditch fossil fuels, some countries are considering carpeting deserts with solar panels...

    By Zhengyao Lu and Benjamin Smith 12 Feb 2021

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