21 Nov 2020

Zimbabwe pins hope on oil and gas

21 November 2020 – Australian based Invictus Energy has commenced field operations at the Muzarabani oil and gas project (part of the Cabora Bassa project) in Zimbabwe.  Despite significant economic […]
19 Nov 2020

Greening intra-African trade is key to sustainable industrialisation

By Dr Henok Asmelash – lecturer at Birmingham Law School, the University of Birmingham 19 November 2020 – Ensuring the sustainability of their industrialisation is not just a matter of […]
16 Nov 2020

PV’s can solve Africa’s electricity problems

16 November 2020 – With the move away from fossil fuels, the use of solar photovoltaic devices is becoming more popular. Solar PV’s is an extremely efficient way of generating […]
14 Nov 2020

Mozambique withdraws prospecting licenses

14 November 2020 – The Mozambique government has withdrawn more than 2000 mining prospecting licenses over the last five years because the holders failed to initiate mining activities. According to […]
13 Nov 2020

Uganda’s electricity regulations top class

13 November 2020 – According to the African Development Bank’s Electricity Regulatory Index Report 2020, Uganda tops the list of African countries with the best developed electricity regulatory framework.    […]
12 Nov 2020

Anglo invests in low emission shipping fleet

11 November 2020 – Diversified mining giant Anglo American has introduced LNG into its chartered shipping fleet for the first time, thereby adding a low emission fleet to its global […]
12 Nov 2020

Deep-sea mineral platform launched ahead of battery boom

11 November 2020 – The World Economic Forum has launched an impartial platform to stimulate discussions about deep-sea mineral mining in the lead up to an anticipated battery boom in […]
12 Nov 2020

African Energy Outlook 2021 now available

12 November 2020 – The African Energy Chamber has released its fantastic African Energy Outlook 2021 report. The full report can be downloaded from the WhyAfrica library at (https://www.whyafrica.co.za/library/) The […]
11 Nov 2020

Energy transition to renewables underway

11 November 2020 – According to the tenth edition of PwC Africa’s Oil & Gas Review 2020 titled Energising a new tomorrow the transition to renewable energy will continue to rapidly gain […]
9 Nov 2020

License to operate the top risk in 2020

By LM Louw 09 November 2020 – Covid-19 has altered the operating environment for the extractive sector. It is hardly a surprise that “the license to operate” is the top […]
4 Nov 2020

Congestion in SA and Namibian oil and gas space

4 November 2020 – Canadian oil and gas company Africa Oil Corp. announced that Impact Oil & Gas has entered into two agreements for exploration areas offshore of South Africa. […]
4 Nov 2020

Oil and gas EPCs prepare for energy transition

04 November 2020 – According to data and analytics company GlobalData, leading oil and gas engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies are increasingly shifting their strategies towards cleaner energy segments.   Major oil and gas EPCs have traditionally relied on projects within the oil and gas value chain, building relatively little […]
3 Nov 2020

Solving the flare gas challenge in Africa

By: Billy Morley   03 November 2020 – In the sub-Saharan region, approximately 75% of the population live without access to reliable or stable energy. And yet, Africa flares around […]
2 Nov 2020

Insurgents still active in Cabo Delgado

02 November 2020 – Despite efforts by the Mozambican government to curtail attacks by insurgents on villages in the Cabo Delgado Province, the situation has not improved enough to regard […]
30 Oct 2020

Mixed bag of power sources for Africa’s future

By Shirley Webber  A mixed bag of power sources is Africa’s future. Africa as a continent will benefit significantly from a comprehensive mix of renewable power with traditional power sources. […]
30 Oct 2020

Resources the big winner during Covid-19

By: Shirley Webber Resources have been the big winner during the Covid-19 pandemic. Gold, especially, has been a stable constant during trying times.   If you were looking for a silver […]
29 Oct 2020

Should countries fire sell their oil & gas assets?

By Dr. Victoria R. Nalule and Dr. Xiaoyi (Shawn) Mu of the CEPMLP, University of Dundee 29 October 2020 – Does the energy transition imply a total ban on fossil […]
28 Oct 2020

Second gas discovery gives SA hope

28 October 2020 – A second gas discovery gives SA hope during tough times after Covid-19 lockdowns in the first half of the year wrecked the national economy. Total’s second […]
23 Oct 2020

Africa’s Covid-19 response

23 October 2020 – The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently discussed Africa’s Covid-19 response. Several African economies are sustained by the extractive industry, with most national budgets dependent on mining […]
16 Oct 2020

A power plant boost for the Niger Delta

16 October 2020 – The Niger Delta region in southern Nigeria is an area with a chequered history of exploitation. Now it is set to benefit from a renewable energy […]
14 Oct 2020

Senegal water plants get connected

By Inès Magoum (Afrik21)  14 October 2020 – A 30 km power line is under construction in the locality of Keur Momar Sarr in north-western Senegal. According to the director […]
13 Oct 2020

Green light for Ethiopian wind farm

By Jean Marie Takouleu (Afrik21)  13 October 2020 – The Ethiopian parliament recently validated a 117.3-million Euro loan agreement between the government and Danish bank Danske Bank for the construction […]
12 Oct 2020

Mozambique insurgency a major problem says Total CEO

By Francois De Beaupuy at Bloomberg 12 October 2020 – Total SE CEO Patrick Pouyanne called on European nations to help Mozambique fight an insurgency, backed by the Islamic State, […]
3 Oct 2020

Nigeria on track after 60 years of independence

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber 03 October 2020 – While getting Nigeria to the point where it can realise the full potential of its petroleum resources has […]
2 Oct 2020

Governments need to improve ease of doing business

02 October 2020 – To attract investments, African governments need to improve the ease of doing business. This point was raised earlier this week during a webinar held jointly by […]
26 Sep 2020

Mkango’s Malawi moves

By L.M. Louw 26 September 2020 – My pick of the week is Canadian company Mkango Resources’ projects in the small country of Malawi, also known as the warm heart […]
25 Sep 2020

LNG project will only transform without interference says Ayuk

By NJ Ayuk, executive chairman of the African Energy Chamber  25 September 2020 – The Mozambique LNG project has the potential to transform the country and the entire region, however, […]
23 Sep 2020

Is the DRC really a problem child?

By Jessica Stang, community manager of the Germany Africa Business Forum. Berlin, Germany, 22 September 2020 – Is the DRC really a problem child? According to the World Bank, just […]
20 Sep 2020

Kenya makes progress in energy efficiency

20 September 2020 – Kenya has made significant progress in energy efficiency. Last week, the Kenyan Government, through the Ministry of Energy (MOE) last week launched the Kenya National Energy […]
18 Sep 2020

Are sanctions against South Sudan working?

18 September 2020 – Since 2014, the Republic of South Sudan’s government, over a dozen local companies and a number of individuals have been the object of targeted sanctions, imposed […]