Energy

26 May 2022

Strategy and will key to uplift Africa’s communities

Strategy and will key to uplift Africa’s communities With a fresh burst of growth in Africa’s business sector, there has never been a better time to produce innovative solutions to […]
21 May 2022

African solutions needed to counter rising fuel prices

African solutions needed to counter rising fuel prices Increasing fuel prices will continue hurting African economies. One possible solution would be an agreement between African states producing oil (for refined […]
21 May 2022

Africa could fill the energy gap

Africa could fill the energy gap Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put a spotlight on Africa’s energy landscape, which has traditionally been hamstrung by a lack of domestic refining capacity, […]
18 May 2022

African mining sector set for strong growth in 2022

African mining sector set for strong growth in 2022 With mining companies currently enjoying high prices, exceptional production performance and robust supply chains, Standard Bank’s mining team anticipates that the […]
16 May 2022

Nigeria’s oil and gas conundrum

Nigeria’s oil and gas conundrum Although a significant oil and gas windfall couldn’t kickstart the faltering Nigerian economy, it has emphasised the importance of this sector, not only for Nigeria, […]
11 May 2022

Solar can save small-scale miners

Solar can save small-scale miners Although there is a lot of hype around the energy transition and mining companies migrating to renewable energy sources, the reality, especially for smaller mines […]
9 May 2022

Southern Africa bets on green energy

Southern Africa bets on green energy        South Africa, Zambia and Botswana are backing a green energy revolution in Southern Africa to drive growth in a region decimated by Covid-19, […]
5 May 2022

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable Geopolitical turmoil in a bi-polar world has placed African leaders in a peculiar position. Many African countries were beneficiaries of Russian support in the […]
4 May 2022

Starsight Energy keeps it local in Nigeria

Starsight Energy keeps it local in Nigeria Starsight Energy, a Nigeria-based, Africa-focused solar energy provider, announced the conclusion of a competitive local currency agreement with Chapel Hill Denham Nigeria Infrastructure […]
3 May 2022

Oil and gas: Let the people decide

Oil and gas: Let the people decide   The discovery of oil and gas off the coast of Namibia, South Africa and Mozambique is good news for the Southern African region. […]
30 Apr 2022

Project bonds support Egypt’s green ambitions

Project bonds support Egypt’s green ambitions Renewable energy provider Scatec and its partners have refinanced the non-recourse project debt for six solar power plants in Egypt, with a total capacity […]
28 Apr 2022

Egypt’s Borg El Arab beefs up generating capacity

Egypt’s Borg El Arab beefs up generating capacity Independent power producer Kahraba, a subsidiary of Egypt Kuwait Holding (EKH), has placed an order with energy and technology group Wärtsilä for […]
27 Apr 2022

WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip

WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip The April issue of WhyAfrica’s magazine is out and now available in print as well! Readers will be able to hold […]
15 Apr 2022

Gas-to-power generation could solve Nigerian energy crisis

Gas-to-power generation could solve Nigerian energy crisis According to senior energy experts from Wärtsilä accelerating Nigeria’s 30-30-30 vision with flexible gas-to-power generation will reduce dependence on expensive diesel and generate […]
11 Apr 2022

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable Geopolitical turmoil in a bi-polar world has placed African leaders in a peculiar position. Many African countries were beneficiaries of Russian support in the […]
7 Apr 2022

Oil and gas exploration in Southern Africa forges ahead

Oil and gas exploration in Southern Africa forges ahead   Drilling programmes at two controversial oil and gas projects in Zimbabwe and Namibia/Botswana are making progress, and early results indicate […]
6 Apr 2022

Coal makes a comeback on the back of political turmoil

Coal makes a comeback on the back of political turmoil Geopolitical turmoil in a bi-polar world has turned the energy transition on its head. Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, international […]
30 Mar 2022

West Africa set to unlock the power of small businesses

West Africa set to unlock the power of small businesses By Tunde Macaulay In West Africa, small businesses account for close to 50% of GDP and, in some markets, up […]
25 Mar 2022

Adesina says South Africa is bankable

Adesina says South Africa is bankable The African Development Bank has put its faith in South Africa by committing USD2.8-billion over the next five years. A large chunk of this […]
24 Mar 2022

Kibo Energy acquires Victoria Falls solar park

Kibo Energy acquires Victoria Falls solar park In line with its strategic re-positioning as a renewable and clean energy company, Kibo Energy has signed a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire […]
17 Mar 2022

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development Standard Bank is on course for a net zero future after the group pledged to mobilise a cumulative amount of between […]
15 Mar 2022

Africa’s energy future at a crossroad

Africa’s energy future at a crossroad Africa can adopt renewable energy on a massive scale and save billions along the way, writes Kenneth Engblom, Vice President, Wartsila Energy, Europe, and […]
15 Mar 2022

Ivanhoe backs Free State gas

Ivanhoe backs Free State gas Canadian company Ivanhoe Mines has acquired the exclusive right to negotiate an offtake agreement with South Africa-based Renergen for electricity generated from Renergen’s gas and […]
14 Mar 2022

Rovuma in Mozambique is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

Rovuma in Mozambique is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week Rovuma Venture (MRV), a JV between ExxonMobil, Eni, CNPC, Galp, KOGAS and Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos is expected to benefit from […]
11 Mar 2022

PPP to drive Egypt’s energy transition

PPP to drive Egypt’s energy transition     Norwegian based energy company Scatec has partnered with the Egyptian government to jointly develop a green ammonia facility in the Suez Canal Economic […]
28 Feb 2022

WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week is Eni’s hydrocarbon projects in Angola

WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week is Eni’s hydrocarbon projects in Angola With the world facing a looming dearth of oil and gas when Western sanctions on Russia takes effect, one […]
28 Feb 2022

Anomalies strengthen the case for hydrocarbons in Zimbabwe

Anomalies strengthen the case for hydrocarbons in Zimbabwe Multiple anomalies have been identified in seismic data collected at Australian company Invictus Energy’s Muzarabani gas prospect in Zimbabwe. These anomalies often […]
22 Feb 2022

NamPower and solar central to Namibia’s mining future

NamPower and solar central to Namibia’s mining future At a time when renewable energy, ESG reporting, climate change and water supply dominate mining discussions, it is interesting to try and […]
16 Feb 2022

Water and energy vital to halt Africa’s land degradation

Water and energy vital to halt Africa’s land degradation Africa’s rapid urbanisation is placing ongoing pressure on available land and demanding far-sighted and coordinated national responses – as the upcoming […]