Friday, September 21, 2018
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...
The Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is planning huge developments in grid-connected and off-grid solar to support countries in electrification and mitigating climate change across the Sahel region by 2020. As well as offering to support African countries insuring themselves against...
Gradual economic growth, changing lifestyles and the need for reliable modern energy access is expected to require actual energy supply to be at least doubled by 2030. For electricity it might even have to triple. Affordable energy remains a central...
Growth in the electric vehicle (EV) market will boost demand for battery metals exponentially, driving exploration and investment in Africa. This was discussed during a live-streamed Mining Indaba panel on energy metals in which Cobalt 27 chairperson Anthony Milewski, Montero...
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...
The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) on Tuesday disclosed that  its study on Nigerian mini grid electricity development potential  revealed an annual investment opportunities of 9.2 billion dollars. Its Managing Director, Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi, disclosed this while making a presentation...
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...
EnergyNet will host the second Regional Energy Co-operation Summit in Côte d’Ivoire from 24-25 January 2018 – a strategic platform for project evolution and partnership development. The conference will discuss opportunities for cross-border power projects and potential gas investments...
Algeria’s state-run oil company Sonatrach signed an agreement, Monday, with the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) to run a number of crude oil fields located on the borders between the two countries. The agreement included updating a study that was...
The renewable energy sectors of Ivory Coast and Morocco have both received a boost to further develop their planned projects. The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $324 million in loans to support renewable energy projects in these two countries,...

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