Wednesday, September 26, 2018
As East Africa’s oil producers race to meet their production targets, funding and infrastructural development hurdles threaten to delay the projects. Uganda, for instance, has been forced to rethink its early oil production date of 2020, after it became evident...
Japanese multinational conglomerate Toshiba and Malawi’s Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining (MNREM) have concluded a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development of geothermal power. The MoU anticipates a comprehensive partnership in geothermal power projects including capacity building...
To this effect, the Honourable Minister of the Department of Energy (DoE), Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson, has made two determinations under the Electricity Regulations Act and the Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity. The first determination is for 600MW of...
Two UK firms, BBOXX, an off-grid energy solution provider, and Lendahand Ethex, a UK-based online impact investor, are in a partnership to raise US $3m to extend the roll-out of life changing solar energy systems across Rwanda and four other...
Chinese energy firm TBEA will invest in a 180 million euro ($209 million) hydropower project in Gabon alongside the West African country’s sovereign wealth fund, a Gabonese official said on Saturday. Construction will begin “pretty soon” on the project, which...
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, will commission the new office complex of the African Development Bank in Abuja on January 18, 2018, consolidating the country’s position as the Bank’s largest shareholder. The state-of-the-art Nigeria Country Department (RDNG) office complex, situated in...
Malawi and Japan recently signed a grant aid agreement of US $3.4m for the improvement of water supply and revenue generation in Lilongwe through reduction of water loss. The grant aid will finance a project for the improvement of...
The Namibian government, through the Interim renewable energy feed-in tariff project, has managed to connect nine of the 14 projects to the national electricity grid. The interim renewable energy feed-in tariff (REFIT) projects managed to feed a total of...
Brazil’s largest diversified miner Vale has announced that it, together with its Japanese partner Mitsui & Co, has signed a $2.73-billion funding deal to finance the Nacala Logistics Corridor (NLC), that will connect the Mozambique-based Moatize coal mine, to the...
Governments remain the single largest developers of infrastructure projects - a common thread emanating from the 2017 edition of the Deloitte Africa Construction Trends Report. This is supported by the fact that governments own between 57% and 90% of...

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