22 Jan 2021

The devastating consequences of not properly managing residential wastewater.

21 January 2021 – Two years ago, the National Construction Authority said more than 70% of buildings in Nairobi, Kenya, were unsafe for occupation mostly because of the devastating consequences […]
21 Jan 2021

AfDB and EIB partner to fast-track development in Africa.

21 January 2021 – AfDB and EIB partner to fast-track development in Africa – The African Development Bank (AfDB) and European Investment Bank (EIB) recently signed a Joint Partnership Action […]
21 Jan 2021

New trade deals unlock UK expansion into Africa.

21 January 2021 – The UK government has pledged to help exporters across the country take advantage of new trade deals which will unlock UK expansion into Africa.       A […]
20 Jan 2021

Operations at EGP’s Nxuba wind farm underway

20 Janaury 2021 – Operations at EGP’s Nxuba wind farm in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa are underway. EGP’s Nxuba wind farm is expected to generate 460 GWh […]
19 Jan 2021

Gas investors contemplate onshore Senegal.

19 January 2021 – Senegal in is a hotspot for offshore hydrocarbons discoveries since 2014. However, gas investors continue to contemplate onshore gas discoveries in Senegal.   Senegal is the […]
19 Jan 2021

Pan African investment group expands oil and gas portfolio.

19 January 2021 – With the acquisition of 45% of Oil Mining License (OML) 17 in Nigeria from Shell, Total and ENI, Heirs Holdings, the Pan African investment group, continues […]
18 Jan 2021

New energy mix reduces costs at B2Gold’s Fekola

By Luke Witmer, General Manager, Data Science, Wärtsilä Energy Storage and Optimisation 18 January 2021 – In this article we look at how a new energy mix reduces costs at […]
18 Jan 2021

EO data a billion-dollar opportunity for African economies

18 January 2021 – Earth Observation (EO) data provides a billion-dollar opportunity for economies on the African continent, one that could create jobs and build new resilience after Covid-19. A […]
17 Jan 2021

Gas and mining to drive Equatorial Guinea’s growth

17 January 2021 – In Equatorial Guinea’s 100-day plan to overcome economic challenges, gas and mining plays a central role to drive Equatorial Guinea’s growth.     Drilling plans, natural gas […]
16 Jan 2021

Are we entering the Age of Aluminium?

16 January 2021 – The construction of renewables demands lighter materials with recycling credentials, and in a new world the steel age may soon become the Age of Aluminium. The […]
15 Jan 2021

B2Gold’s Rhino bars sold out.

15 January 2021 – Canadian gold mining company B2Gold’s entire inventory of limited-edition Rhino Gold Bars have been sold. The proceeds are used for community development in Namibia. B2Gold announced […]
14 Jan 2021

Afreximbank recognises informal trade

13 January 2021 – African economic growth is often measured without considering informal cross border trade. Now, for the first time, Afreximbank recognises informal trade. The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) […]
14 Jan 2021

Uganda’s social media restrictions not unique in Africa

14 January 2021 – Uganda’s recent social media restrictions during elections is not unique in Africa. It is the 15th African country to do so during elections.    Uganda’s recent […]
13 Jan 2021

African energy will not be green soon.

13 January 2021 – Even though many countries in Africa have started to roll out renewable energy, it is highly unlikely African energy will be green soon.    New research from […]
13 Jan 2021

Health crisis reveals Africa’s agricultural resilience

13 January 2021 – The recent Covid-19 health crisis has revealed the resilient capacities of African agriculture especially in the Sahel  The recent Covid-19 health crisis has revealed the resilient […]
13 Jan 2021

Extracting zinc from waste ash

13 January 2021 – A unique method developed by the Chalmers University for Technology in Sweden, can help extract zinc from waste ash. Incineration of solid waste produces millions of […]
12 Jan 2021

Montero takes legal action in Tanzania

12 January 2021 – The arbitration case about the Wigu Hill rare earth element project is coming to a head as Montero takes legal action in Tanzania.   The arbitration case […]
12 Jan 2021

What the US transition means for African oil and gas

By Jude Kearney, chairman of the US/Africa Committee of the Africa Energy Chamber 12 January 2021 – The US political transition could be a reset for US relations with Africa […]
11 Jan 2021

Water management supports development.

17 December 2020 – The sustainable management of water will go a long way to support socio-economic development. The equitable and sustainable use and management of water resources can support […]
11 Jan 2021

African graphite projects to boost global production.

11 January 2021 – New African graphite projects is expected to boost global production, says analytics company GlobalData According to GlobalData, worldwide natural graphite production is expected to grow by […]
10 Jan 2021

Burning down the house

Hold tight, wait ’til the party’s over Hold tight, we’re in for nasty weather There has, got to be a way Burning down the house Talking Heads By L.M. Louw […]
10 Jan 2021

Water solutions aid the vulnerable

By Simon Thomas  10 January 2021 – Covid-19 has illustrated how water security risks affect millions of people across Africa, especially in Kenya. But there are water solutions to aid […]
9 Jan 2021

Pick of the week is Endeavour’s Fetekro project in Côte d’Ivoire.

By LM Louw 09 January 2021 – Endeavor Mining has great experience of operating in West Africa. The company’s Fetekro gold project  in Côte d’Ivoire is the pick of the […]
9 Jan 2021

Zinc and SA’s rail challenges

By Simon Norton, International Zinc Association Africa Desk  09 January – What is the link between zinc and SA’s rail challenges? Well, zinc may be the answer to SA’s rail […]
8 Jan 2021

Syrah signs MoU for solar in Mozambique

08 January 2021 – Australian company Syrah Resources has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to install solar and battery power at its Balama graphite project in Mozambique. Australian listed […]
7 Jan 2021

Loncor and Barrick strengthen Joint Venture in DRC

07 December 2020 – Last year Loncor Resources and Barrick Gold entered into two new agreements that will see the companies further strengthen their Joint Venture in the DRC. Loncor […]
6 Jan 2021

Transforming the South Africa environmental sector

06 January 2020 – South Africa’s National Council of Provinces is considering the National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill, in a bid to transform the South African environmental sector. “The […]
5 Jan 2021

AfDB approves loan for hydropower project in Tanzania

15 December 2020 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan for a hydropower project in Tanzania that will boost the local economy.  […]
4 Jan 2021

East Africa emerging as oil and gas hotspot

By Gerald Byarugaba  04 January 2020 – Even if the global tide is turning in favour of renewable energy, oil and gas will continue playing a prominent role in the […]
3 Jan 2021

Grant funding for African water

03 January 2021 – The Nordic Development Fund has granted funds to the tune of USD8.8-million towards the African Water Facility for Covid-19 recovery in the Sahel and Horn of […]