Saturday, September 22, 2018
Guinea will be allowed $650 million in non-concessional borrowing under a new three-year International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme, allowing it to boost spending on infrastructure projects, the finance minister said on Tuesday. The IMF is itself lending Guinea - Africa's...
Diversified mining and metals company South32 on Monday approved the R4.3-billion, 20-year Klipspruit life extension project at South Africa Energy Coal (SAEC), and at the same time set out to turn its South African energy coalbusiness into a standalone...
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...
Burkina Faso is now home to West Africa’s biggest solar farm, a 33-megawatt plant located in the town of Zatubi, outside the capital Ouagadougou. Built at a cost of $56.7 million, the 55-hectare (approximately 135-acre) farm is expected to power...
In recent years, many economies in sub-Saharan Africa have grown at an unparalleled rate. Economic fortunes are on the upswing, populations are booming and international investment is flowing into the continent. A consequence of this has been a commensurate increase...
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 investor meetings have shown fantastic African interest because of the consumer growth,’ said CEO Christian Chammas. Vivo Energy’s bet on fuel demand growth in Africa earned it a market value of almost £2 billion ($2.7 billion) in the largest...
The head of Libya’s National Oil Corporation, Mustafa Sanalla has said oil smuggling is costing Libya around $770 million annually. He said this while speaking at the first ever oil and theft conference in Geneva, Switzerland. He says at least 30 percent...
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...
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...

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