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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 […]

Hands Off Helium, Tanzania Petroleum Development Company Advised

Hands Off Helium, Tanzania Petroleum Development Company Advised

Tanzania plans to create a giant state-owned helium entity – an establishment separate from the giant mining holding firm, the Tanzania Petroleum Development Company (TPDC) – which apparently doesn’t measure up to the powers that both domestic and global companies dealing in helium gas wield to date. As a result, TPDC is now to keep off […]

GERD 12,000 Mega Watt – Continuation of Ethiopia’s Energy Progress

GERD 12,000 Mega Watt – Continuation of Ethiopia’s Energy Progress

It is an internationally recognized fact that Ethiopia has managed to register all rounded political and economic development which has laid the foundation to become a lower middle income country in the near future. Huge foreign and local investments in various key areas like vast manufacturing and industry sectors are booming consistently. The First and […]

Why Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Is Symbol of New Might, National Consensus

Why Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Is Symbol of New Might, National Consensus

There was times when Ethiopia wanted to embark upon various development ventures exploiting its abundant natural resources, yet it could not do so due to a variety of reasons. First of all, being a country with modest financial resources, it could not afford to pursue such projects. However, the affordability issue is not only related […]

Akon Lightening Africa Changes Livelihoods in Gambia’s Sara Pateh

Akon Lightening Africa Changes Livelihoods in Gambia’s Sara Pateh

The people of Sare Pateh have hailed the Akon Lighting Africa project, three weeks after the Kombo North village became the first beneficiary of a project that aims to reach every home without a light and create over 1000 jobs in the country. The pilot project seeks to reach at least 15000 homes, officials disclosed. […]

Charcoal Consumption Likely to Double By 2030 in Tanzania

Charcoal Consumption Likely to Double By 2030 in Tanzania

Natural Resources and Tourism Minister Jumanne Maghembe has estimated charcoal consumption to increase to 4.6 tonnes by 2030 from 2.3 tonnes in 2012 unless concerted efforts are taken to abate the trend. Professor Maghembe, in a speech read on his behalf by Morogoro District Commissioner Regina Chonjo, said the country is endowed with different alternative […]

Renewable energy in Africa: EUR24 million to develop innovative projects and boost electrification on the African Continent

Renewable energy in Africa: EUR24 million to develop innovative projects and boost electrification on the African Continent

At the Africa CEO Forum which opened this morning in Geneva, AFD Group – in partnership with the European Union – unveiled the “African Renewable Energy Scale-Up facility”, designed to boost private sector investment in on-grid and off-grid renewable energy production in Africa. In order to meet Africa’s constantly increasing energy requirements, support must be […]

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