Monday, November 12, 2018
Kenya hopes to construct its first nuclear power plant by 2027, Nuclear Energy Board Chief Executive Collins Juma has said. A special unit will be formed to source for funds for the project that is estimated to cost US...
ZIMBABWE has become a magnet for billionaire global firms such as General Electric (GE) and the Enel Group of Italy, in what is seen by observers as a massive vote of confidence in the country’s investment opportunities and critically,...
One of Mozambique’s newest and strategically most important power stations has been refinanced with the support of the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF). EAIF has signed a Participation Agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to provide a $21million B...
At least five oil consortiums said they were considering a proposal from the state-run Nigeria National Petroleum Corp. to prolong a crude-for-fuels swap program until the middle of next year, people familiar with the matter said. Extending the swap would...
Egypt’s ministry of power will offer tenders in the first quarter of 2018 for the development of solar power plants with a cumulative capacity of 500MW. Arab and international companies presented their offers to the New and Renewable Energy Authority...
Rooftop solar provider, Off Grid Electric, in partnership with EDF, are set to expand their off-grid solar solutions offering to households in Ghana. Off Grid Electric has secured the largest venture equity investment worth US $55m in Series D funding...
Multi-asset Africa-focused energy and resource company, Kibo Mining, has announced it has completed the acquisition of an 85% interest in the Mabesekwa Coal Independent Power Project (MCIPP) with Sechaba Natural Resources Limited. Located in Botswana, the project  complements Kibo’s Mbeya...
The Nigerian government is planning to generate 3,000MW of electricity by the year 2020. The plan includes 10, 000 mini-grids which will energize under served off-grid communities across the country. The Managing Director, Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi...
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered that fuel cells can be powered by living algae, which is five times more efficient than current models. According to a statement, it is thought they could one day be used to provide...
Facebook is launching a "community hub" and training program in Nigeria, its biggest market in Africa. The hub will offer support to tech startups and will also train 50,000 young people and SMEs in digital skills across the country. Opening in...
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