Friday, February 22, 2019
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,...
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...
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...
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...
‘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...
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...
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...
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...
South Africa’s power utility Eskom Holdings, is set to expand its transmission network after the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a US $218m loan to help fund the upgrade and expansion of its transmission facilities. The funding will consist of...
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