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Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026

Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026

An estimated 40 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power capacity is expected to be added in the Middle East and Africa by 2026, according to new analysis from MAKE Consulting. Leading renewable energy industry analysts MAKE Consulting’s new report, 2017 Middle East and Africa Wind Power Outlook, states that the wind energy sector is set […]

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – a Reward to Downstream Countries

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – a Reward to Downstream Countries

It might be unfair for a country endowed with copious water resources suffering of thirst and hunger for years but that was a reality. Sadly, although Ethiopia is endowed with abundant water resources, it has only utilized an insignificant amount, nearly 3 per cent. However, there is government and public mobilization to build mega dams […]

Gambian President Adama Barrow Thanks Akon for Lighting Project

Gambian President Adama Barrow Thanks Akon for Lighting Project

The popular singer’s initiative, Akon Light Africa, has provided solar energy to Sarreh Pateh, a village in the west coast region with a population of 4,000. The project aims to bring clean, renewable and affordable energy solutions primarily to rural and off-grid areas in Africa.

How Uganda Oil Firms Plan to Raise Shs12 Trillion for Pipeline

How Uganda Oil Firms Plan to Raise Shs12 Trillion for Pipeline

Just days after signing with the Tanzanian government a landmark agreement for construction of the Hoima-to-Tanga oil pipeline, Ugandan officials are scratching their heads on how to raise the country’s chunk to the $3.5b (approx.Shs12trillion) kitty required for the capital development. Industry sources say that with no special allocation in the 2017/18 budget, Kampala has […]

Will Dangote Refinery End Nigeria’s Ongoing Oil Woes?

Will Dangote Refinery End Nigeria’s Ongoing Oil Woes?

The completion of the Dangote Refinery in 2019 will mark another milestone in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. The refinery is being built by Mr Aliko Dangote, the founder of the Dangote Group of Companies and the richest man in Africa. The $14 billion (Shs50.6 trillion) refinery will produce 650,000 barrels per day of […]

It’s Lights Out for Nigeria’s Lagos State For Five Days

It’s Lights Out for Nigeria’s Lagos State For Five Days

Electricity supply would be disrupted in many parts of Lagos this week as Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Monday announced five days power outage in the city. EKEDC spokesman, Godwin Idemudia, said in a statement that the outage would affect Ikoyi, Victoria Island and parts of Lagos Island from Wednesday to Sunday. Idemudia said […]

Digital Industrial Transformation of Algeria’s Power Plants in Landmark Deal

Digital Industrial Transformation of Algeria’s Power Plants in Landmark Deal

Largest services deal and second largest Industrial Internet software deal in GE Power’s history; Deal includes operations and maintenance (O&M) services for 10 power plants that generate 11 gigawatts (GW) throughout the country, as well as capacity building system for energy efficiency that will deliver more than 420 megawatts (MW) of additional power Agreement highlights […]

Coal miner Hwange Colliery Company signs 25-year deals

Coal miner Hwange Colliery Company signs 25-year deals

Zimbabwe’s largest coal miner, Hwange Colliery Company Limited (Hwange), has signed two 25-year coal supply agreements with two local companies. The initiatives will see the company supplying more than 400 000 tonnes of coal per month to State-owned Zimbabwe Power Company and independent electricity producer Lusulu power. Hwange managing director Thomas Makore yesterday said the […]

Zambia Turns to Charcoal As Hydroelectricity Sources Drain

Zambia Turns to Charcoal As Hydroelectricity Sources Drain

Zambia has long relied on rainfall to generate electricity. But with climate change rapidly depleting water sources, people are turning to charcoal for their power needs, prompting calls to ban the black fuel. As dropping rainfall levels continue to dry up many of the dams generating power in the country, Zambians have been left searching […]

African leaders must address problems hindering development of Africa’s natural resources

African leaders must address problems hindering development of Africa’s natural resources

This year’s Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa, which will take place on April 22 and 23, will focus on natural resources governance in Africa. Africa’s rich natural resource endowment has long been at the heart of both the continent’s many violent conflicts and its hopes for prosperity, so the stakes are high. The resources […]

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