Saturday, November 17, 2018
Sebastiao Pedro struck it lucky in 2014 when, as a 21-year-old small-scale miner, he found a large red ruby in northern Mozambique. He sold it to a buyer from Vietnam for $43,000, returned to his family 900 miles away...
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...
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to commission Kariba South power expansion project’s first unit on 24th December, 2017. The unit will feed 150MW onto the national grid. The project has been undertaken by Chinese state-owned hydro-power engineering and construction...
Energy access in Africa is close to my heart. Bringing clean, renewable power to people instead of building coal-fired power stations is absolutely essential if we are going to tackle climate change. Despite great progress in recent years, still every...
ABDIJAN, Dec 9 (Reuters) - The African Development Bank said on Saturday it had approved a $100 million loan to develop a bauxite mine in northwest Guinea, as the West African country works to treble output by 2020. The money...
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...
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...
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...
Renewable energy technologies have experienced dramatic cost declines in recent years, triggering a lasting surge in renewable energy development, writes Markus Steigenberger, international director of Berlin-based think tank Agora Energiewende. Advances in renewable technology in combination with growing concerns about the...
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...
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