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Mining unlocks Mauritania’s potential

Mining unlocks Mauritania’s potential

Mining unlocks Mauritania’s potential Mauritania aims to transform its economy through mining, green hydrogen and natural gas.   By Malinne Blomberg These are exciting times in Mauritania. This nation connecting West and North Africa is transforming its economy through mining, green hydrogen, and natural gas. During the campaign for presidential elections, held on June 29, President […]

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Rare-Earth injection for Malawi

Rare-Earth injection for Malawi

Rare-Earth injection for Malawi Lindian Resources’ Kangankunde project will be a major boost for Malawi’s economy. By WhyAfrica Staff Writer ASX listed Lindian Resources today announced the completion of a Feasibility Study (FS) on Stage 1 of the Kangankunde Rare Earth (REE) Project in Malawi. The FS examines Stage 1 of the Kangankunde Project’s development,

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NSDV’s People Over Paper mantra attracts top talent

NSDV’s People Over Paper mantra attracts top talent

NSDV’s People Over Paper mantra attracts top talent     Top African law firm NSDV maintains it’s 70% women-led position in a male-dominated industry. NSDV has grown by 12% year on year on the back of a surge in demand for expertise in the African mining, environmental and energy space. The firm recently appointed three more

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Exploring Africa’s PGM potential

Exploring Africa’s PGM potential

Exploring Africa’s PGM potential According to market analysts the global market for PGMs will record a 4.47% increase between now and 2029. Market growth in the platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, osmium and ruthenium (PGM) market will come from growing demand for PGMs in green technologies, including hydrogen energy technologies. According to Mordor Intelligence, this demand

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Prospects’ Mumbezhi in Zambia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Prospects’ Mumbezhi in Zambia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Prospects’ Mumbezhi in Zambia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week. Mumbezhi copper is in north-west Zambia.  By Leon Louw, owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine    Amidst the great energy transition, copper is certainly where you want to be as an investor right now. If you are a junior exploration company in

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Ethiopia’s sustainable energy transition

Ethiopia’s sustainable energy transition

Ethiopia’s sustainable energy transition Ethiopia is on track to increase power generation capacity to 17GW within the next decade. Ethiopia intends achieving this ambitious goal by prioritising the development of all available energy resources. The country’s current installed power generation capacity is measured at 5.2GW. According to the World Bank, Ethiopia has the third largest

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Envisioning Africa’s economic prospects

Envisioning Africa’s economic prospects

Envisioning Africa’s economic prospects Africa is a continent of great opportunities, but financing is needed to unlock opportunities. Africa has a young workforce, great renewable energy potential, rich natural resources and incredible biodiversity. According to African Development Bank President Dr Akinwumi Adesina, Africa remains the second-fastest-growing region in the world after Asia. According to Adesina

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Let’s talk about Africa

Let’s talk about Africa

Let’s talk about Africa WhyAfrica’s outlook for Africa remains positive despite serious challenges and constraints. By Leon Louw owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine While the outlook for most of Africa remains robust, political uncertainly and extreme weather events continue to plague the positive spin. The recent floods and extreme weather in

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Come trailblaze with WhyAfrica!

Come trailblaze with WhyAfrica!

Come trailblaze with WhyAfrica! There is still ample time to become part of the 2024 WhyAfrica Road Trip story.   By Leon Louw, owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine   To enable the WhyAfrica team to drive more than 9000km overland through six African countries and visit close to 30 project sites

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Addressing Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit

Addressing Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit

Addressing Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit inhibits the country’s efforts to diversify its economy.   According to the African Development Bank (AfDB) Nigeria’s energy sector alone will require investments of more than USD759-billion, while the transport sector will need north of USD575-billion. The bank’s Nigerian Country Department Director General Lamin Barrow says that Nigeria

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Preparing for extreme weather

Preparing for extreme weather

Preparing for extreme weather Extreme weather events are becoming more intense and more frequent across Africa. Strategies are needed to prepare for and adapt to extreme climate and weather events. Out of season occurrences have been battering parts of Africa over the last few years. According to CSIR senior researcher Dr Neville Sweijd extreme events

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Addressing Africa’s unique challenges

Addressing Africa’s unique challenges

Addressing Africa’s unique challenges It’s a balancing act to address Africa’s energy needs while managing climate responsibilities.   By Yanga Malotana Climate change, development and energy security are tightly linked. While energy is a major driving force of economic development and poverty reduction, it also contributes to climate change. Climate change induced factors such as extreme

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Solar empowers African Sahel

Solar empowers African Sahel

Solar empowers African Sahel   The Desert-to-Power initiative aims to bring energy to one of the least developed regions of Africa. The African Development Bank is the driving force behind one of the world’s most ambitious energy projects: the Desert-to-Power initiative which involves 11 countries across the Sahelian belt. An estimated 250 million people is

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State of Africa’s infrastructure

State of Africa’s infrastructure

State of Africa’s infrastructure Africa’s energy-to-transport disparity heralds unprecedented chance to unlock growth. A recent study by the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) calls for an urgent reassessment of outmoded pit-to-port models and uses new metrics to respond to the full scale of the continent’s infrastructure opportunity. Africa has an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate development by

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Extended assortment of mean well products

EXTENDED ASSORTMENT OF MEAN WELL PRODUCTS This article was provided  by Transfer Multisort Elektronik Sp. z o.o. Over the last decades, Mean Well has become one of the most recognisable global providers of power supply modules and converters. However, its product range also includes a broad selection of other solutions, such as KNX equipment for

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Maximise green hydrogen’s impact

Maximise green hydrogen’s impact

Maximise green hydrogen’s impact Green hydrogen must be produced efficiently to minimise the costs of production and demand for renewables. Conversion of electricity to hydrogen currently creates an energy loss of roughly 30% but there are technologies available today to reduce this loss. A new Danfoss Impact paper reveals that with hydrogen production set to

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Kairouan solar project breaks ground in Tunisia

Kairouan solar project breaks ground in Tunisia

Kairouan solar project breaks ground in Tunisia Tunisia’s first privately-financed solar project will pave the way for future renewable projects. Earlier this week Dubai based AMEA Power announced the official groundbreaking of the 120MWp Kairouan Solar Photovoltaic Project in Tunisia. The project site is located in Metbassta in the Kairouan governorate of Tunisia. The 120

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African roads less travelled

African roads less travelled

African roads less travelled The WhyAfrica Road Trip concept was born more than 23 years ago on a winding dirt road in remote Namibia. By Leon Louw, owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine Our unscheduled stop happened about 60km from Rundu on the way to Divundu in the Caprivi Strip. In the

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Ethiopia’s energy diversification drive

Ethiopia’s energy diversification drive

Ethiopia’s energy diversification drive Ethiopia has embarked on a strategic diversification of its energy mix. In April 2024, the Ethiopian government and the World Bank signed loan agreements worth USD1.72-billion to enhance the country’s electricity and water supply. Ethiopia is Africa’s largest hydropower market. Under the agreement, USD523-million will be allocated to expand the country’s

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Mining rejuvenates Mozambique’s massive potential

Mining rejuvenates Mozambique’s massive potential

Mining rejuvenates Mozambique’s massive potential Foreign investors, especially in the mining sector, are making a welcome return to a resurgent Mozambique. By Leon Louw, owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine    Mozambique is back on the map after a devasting and violent attack by Islamic State-linked militants on the French firm TotalEnergies’s

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Sappi reduces carbon footprint

Sappi reduces carbon footprint

Sappi reduces carbon footprint A new power purchase agreement will see Sappi reduce its Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions significantly.   In a positive move to reduce its carbon footprint, Sappi Southern Africa has concluded a milestone 175GWh per annum renewable energy Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Enpower Trading, a NERSA-licensed private electricity

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Infrastructure development in Uganda

Infrastructure development in Uganda

Infrastructure development in Uganda Infrastructure development is of paramount importance in Africa. The benefits of good infrastructure are illustrated in parts of Uganda, for example, where the recent completion of a project under the World Bank’s Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (UMSID) program once again highlights the contribution of infrastructure to local development. Under

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WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week is Lotus’s uranium projects in Botswana and Malawi

WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week is Lotus’s uranium projects in Botswana and Malawi

WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week is Lotus’s uranium projects in Botswana and Malawi ASX listed Lotus Resources is advancing the Letlhakane uranium project in Botswana and restarting Kayelekera in Malawi. By Leon Louw owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine.     With uranium in vogue again as the world’s appetite for nuclear energy

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