Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Burkina Faso has launched West Africa’s largest solar power plant- Zagtouli solar power plant. This is in a deliberate move by the country to boost renewables and cut energy dependence on its neighbours. The US $56.27m project has been funded in part...
WASHINGTON, April 26, 2018 — The World Bank today approved a $180 million International Development Association (IDA)* Guarantee to mobilize private sector financing to strengthen the financial position of Kenya Electricity Generation Company Limited (KenGen) and build energy security for...
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...
Nigeria will probably maintain its system of multiple exchange rates, which the International Monetary Fund has long-urged it to scrap, until at least early 2020, according to Moody’s Investors Service. Merging the naira’s various rates any sooner might force the government...
London, United Kingdom: InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has signed a Shareholders Agreement with Berkeley Energy, committing US$30m of equity investment to the ground-breaking Corbetti Geothermal project, doubling its original commitment of US$15m. ‘The US$30...
The government of Uganda has signed the contract for the construction of the $4bn oil refinery, offering further clarity on how the country's oil resources will be exploited. Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Irene Muloni, signed the contract with...
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) will be supporting the refinancing of Mozambique’s latest power station. The fund has signed a Participation Agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and will be supplying US$21mn in a B loan to the...
Crude oil prices rose above $70 a barrel yesterday, signalling that production cuts by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC had helped in tightening supplies. International Benchmark Brent crude oil sold for $70.13 per barrel during...
Prior to the COP23 gathering, the EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF) developed and launched a study on Future Energy Scenarios for sub-Saharan African Cities which analyses the main megatrends that will shape the future of African...
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...
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