17 Apr 2021

New leadership in Niger leads to investment inflow.

By Verner Ayukegba, Senior Vice President of the African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) 17 April 2021 – After Niger’s peaceful transition on 2 April 2021, newly elected President Mohamed Bazoum, has […]
15 Apr 2021

B2Gold commissions solar-battery hybrid system at Fekola in Mali

15 April 2021 – Canadian gold mining company B2Gold has commissioned the world’s largest off-grid solar-battery hybrid system at its Fekola mine in Mali. The solar-battery hybrid plant was integrated […]
2 Apr 2021

Energy sector will drive Africa, Ayuk tells WhyAfrica.

By L.M. Louw for WhyAfrica  02 April 2021 – In an exclusive and fascinating discussion, NJ Ayuk, Chairman of the African Energy Chamber, tells WhyAfrica that the energy sector will […]
1 Apr 2021

Pan African Beryl Group acquires South African Eyethu Coal

01 April 2021 – In what has shown to be a year of significant moves being made in the mining sector, investment company the Beryl Group’s acquisition of Africoal’s stake […]
30 Mar 2021

What impact will AfCFTA have on the oil and gas industry?

30 March 2021 – Estimations forecast that the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) will positively impact Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), resulting in welfare gains for citizens, facilitate trade […]
29 Mar 2021

Gas could be a gamechanger for Zimbabwe.

29 March 2021 – In what could possibly be a gamechanger for Zimbabwe, the country’s government has given the green light for a gas project in the north-east of the […]
25 Mar 2021

A flexible power strategy will benefit Mozambique.

By Fhedzi Modau, Mozambique Country Manager, Wartsila Energy Business    25 March 2021 – With its massive gas reserves and billions of dollars of investment flowing in to monetise them, […]
20 Mar 2021

Exxaro’s climate change efforts receive a 4/4 TPI ranking.

19 March 2021 – Global resource company Exxaro Resources has received a Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) ranking of 4/4. This high score reflects the company’s commitment to managing greenhouse gas […]
17 Mar 2021

Air Charter Service sees charter flight bookings soar for mining operations.

17 March 2021 – Air Charter Services has seen charter flight bookings soar for mining operations. Aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service (ACS), reports that the company has seen a […]
17 Mar 2021

Nigeria needs flexibility in the national grid.

By Yusuff Wale, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Marine & Power Services Nigeria Ltd 17 March 2021 – To allow for renewable energy, Nigeria needs flexibility in the national grid. Without flexibility, […]
14 Mar 2021

Africa in a race to decarbonise economies.

14 March 2021 – The world is transitioning towards a lower carbon energy mix at a pace unseen before. Africa is in a race to decarbonise economies as well. Today, […]
10 Mar 2021

SA energy: one step closer, or two steps back?

By Kirsty Kilner and Gillian Niven from Webber Wentzel 10 March 2021 – Recent moves to incentivise renewable energy development in designated areas in South Africa are welcome, but a […]
4 Mar 2021

A win for solar in Egypt.

04 March 2021 – In what can be regarded as a win for solar in Egypt, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan to finance a solar project […]
2 Mar 2021

Côte d’Ivoire is increasingly alluring to investors.

Joël Touré, Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Côte d’Ivoire   02 March 2021 – Thanks to a number of business-friendly reforms in recent years, Côte d’Ivoire is increasingly alluring to  foreign […]
26 Feb 2021

Oil sector reform in Angola drives growth.

By Andres Vega, International Associate at Centurion Law Group. 26 February 2021 – Recent oil sector reform in Angola has led to progressive and reform driven growth in other sectors […]
15 Feb 2021

Energy sector to benefit from African Continental Free Trade Area

15 February 2021 – The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) constitutes the world’s largest free trade area. The energy sector stands to benefit significantly from the African Continental Free Trade […]
13 Feb 2021

Balance needed between hydrocarbon exploration and environmental protection.

By Verner Ayukegba, Senior Vice-President at the African Energy Chamber 13 February 2021 – With renewed exploration for oil and gas resources in biodiversity hotspots like Botswana, Namibia and Angola, […]
8 Feb 2021

Mining will be vital in a low carbon future.

08 February 2021 – The fact that mining will be vital in a low-carbon future, was confirmed by the topics prioritised at the recent Investing in African Mining Indaba’s virtual […]
3 Feb 2021

Shift to cleaner energy bodes well for African mining.

By Shirley Webber  03 February 2021 – For all the challenges and the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the outlook for the mining sector in Africa looks remarkably upbeat. […]
2 Feb 2021

South Sudan pursues a power sector revival.

By Charné Hundermark  02 February 2021 – In a bid to overcome a power deficit of about 170MW and to transform the electricity market, South Sudan is pursuing a power […]
31 Jan 2021

Investment to power and transform.

31 January 2021 – The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced EUR38.5-million in financial and technical support to power and transform the energy landscape in Burkina Faso. The European Investment […]
28 Jan 2021

Solar market’s rapid African growth

28 January 2021 – The solar market has seen rapid African growth over the years. According to the industry experts, Africa has shown great progress in the development of its solar energy markets. […]
25 Jan 2021

Minergy eyes possible Eskom contract.

25 January 2021 – As China’s thirst for Southern African coal increase in the absence of its Australian products, Botswana based coal mining company Minergy eyes a possible Eskom contract. […]
23 Jan 2021

Renewable energy a critical driver of Africa’s post-Covid-19 growth

23 January 2021 – According to panellists at the recent UK Africa Investment Summit renewable energy will be a critical driver of Africa’s post Covid-19 growth recovery and economic prosperity. […]
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 […]
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 […]