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DStv partnership in Mozambique brings solar power to rural areas
DStv partnership in Mozambique brings solar power to rural areas

Fenix Mozambique inaugurates Nampula branch in collaboration with FUNAE and DStv...

2 days ago

Muloni Irene Nafuna, Ugandan energy minister and Nikolay Spassky, deputy director general of Rosatom
Russia and Uganda sign nuclear energy deal

Uganda has signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy with the governments of the Russian Federation...

3 days ago

World's first floating nuclear power plant docks in Russia
World's first floating nuclear power plant docks in Russia

The floating power unit Akademik Lomonosov has arrived at the port of its permanent location in Pevek, Chukotka, in Russia's Far East, where it is being docked to start operations by the end of this year...

16 Sep 2019

Mickael Vogel, director of strategy, African Energy Chamber
Lessons from Chad: Drilling is a no brainer

Chad's rigs count has been surprisingly high for a year now, in a country that produces only about 100,000 bopd...

By Mickael Vogel, 13 Sep 2019

The Department of Mineral Resources has given the go-ahead for Italian group Eni to conduct drilling off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Photo: Eni (fair use)
Controversial KZN drilling project gets go-ahead

Marches, protests and objections to plans to drill for gas and oil along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline over the past few years have come to naught...

13 Sep 2019

Mines need to step up on sustainability
Mines need to step up on sustainability

The mining industry is feeling the heat from government, communities, investors, environmental organisations and even consumers to implement sustainable business practices and reduce the impact of mining on the environment...

12 Sep 2019

Perdekraal East Wind Farm erects first turbine using local team
Perdekraal East Wind Farm erects first turbine using local team

Perdekraal East Wind Farm's first wind turbine has been erected, using a dominantly South African team...

11 Sep 2019

Oil and gas is the lifeblood of Nigeria’s economy. Wikimedia Commons
Explainer: how Nigeria got hit with a $9.6bn judgement debt in London

Nigeria has received a legal hiding after a UK court awarded a private company a $9.6bn judgement debt against the West African nation...

By Oludara Akanmidu 11 Sep 2019

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed
Somalia will honour legacy oil & gas

Somalia is breathing new life in its dormant oil and gas sector with anew Petroleum Law and Revenue Sharing Agreement and its first ever offshore licensing round (15 blocks covering 75,000km2...

10 Sep 2019

Image source: Getty/Gallo
Global investment in renewables to hit $2.6trn

Global investment in new renewable energy capacity this decade - 2010 to 2019 inclusive - is on course to hit $2.6trn, with more gigawatts of solar power capacity installed than any other generation technology...

6 Sep 2019

New logistics barometer to assess industry performance
New logistics barometer to assess industry performance

Ctrack has joined forces with economists.co.za to create the Ctrack Logistics Barometer, an economic indicator and performance gauge of the South African logistics and supply chain industries...

5 Sep 2019

Smart cities will depend on faster adoption of 4IR
Smart cities will depend on faster adoption of 4IR

If you are not digital it will be very difficult to be competitive in industry, or in the buildings you produce. Because what you are building is here for the next 50 years, and it has to be green, smart and automated...

By Taru Madangombe 3 Sep 2019

Gabon on track to increase oil production
Gabon on track to increase oil production

As Gabon works to increase its crude oil production by 50 percent by 2020/2021, US hydrocarbon exploration firm, Vaalco Energy announced that it will begin its drilling campaign the country's offshore this September...

30 Aug 2019

Area 4, Rovuma Basin, Mozambique
Oil & gas set to be the backbone of African growth

A string of successful exploration projects over the last decade has seen the number of African countries with proven oil and gas reserves rise to 28...

28 Aug 2019

African LNG market to attract $103bn in 2019
African LNG market to attract $103bn in 2019

Africa is an exciting frontier in the global natural gas sector. The continent holds 7.1% of proven global gas reserves and is expected to contribute nearly 10% of global production growth through to 2024..

26 Aug 2019

Robert Lucian Crusitu/Shutterstock
Fossil fuel extraction could be contributing to climate change by heating Earth from within

Almost all scientists agree that burning fossil fuels is contributing to climate change. But agreement is less clear cut on how exactly it's influencing rising global temperatures...

By Rizwan Nawaz & Adel Sharif 23 Aug 2019

Ghana's pact with China to explore bauxite threatens a unique forest
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 22 Aug 2019

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

21 Aug 2019

Maguga Dam is one of the hydro power projects in Eswatini
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 20 Aug 2019

Chiboni Evans, CEO of the South African Electrotechnical Council
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

Jean-Marc Thystère-Tchicaya, minister of hydrocarbons of the Republic of Congo
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

Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG development. Photo credit: BP
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

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

Cotonou, capital of Benin
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

Albertine Graben region in Uganda
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

Electricity pylon. Wikimedia Commons
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

The atmospheric tower destined to the Dangote Refinery in Nigeria. Image: The Gaurdian, Nigeria
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

An artisanal mine. Fairphone/Flickr
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

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

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