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 […]
16 Sep 2020

Solar rolls through Africa

16 September – Solar power is being rolled out at an encouraging rate across Africa. Although there are a few challenges in several countries, a large number of projects are […]
12 Sep 2020

SA coal company resettles community

12 September 2020 – The biggest South African coal mining company has successfully resettled a local community at one of its mines in Mpumalanga. Local community members are preparing to […]
11 Sep 2020

Moving Africa towards a circular economy

11 September 2020 – South Africa’s – and Africa’s – efforts to move towards a circular economy could be boosted by improved collaboration and partnerships between public sector, private sector […]
10 Sep 2020

African private sector calls for fair world trade

10 September 2020 – African CEOs have called for fair world trade. A recent survey of 200 CEOs heading up companies in Africa revealed that almost 37% feel that the […]
7 Sep 2020

American company targets oil and gas in Africa

07 September 2020 – North American Kariya Energy is set to acquire oil and gas assets in various African jurisdictions, targeting producing assets and developing small-scale Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) […]
1 Sep 2020

Local content for oil and gas value-chains a challenge in Africa

01 September 2020 – The African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) held its first meeting with its Local Content Committee yesterday, placing local content development at the core of its activities. With […]
31 Aug 2020

Gas in SA’s pipeline

In one of the most exciting projects in South Africa at the moment, ASX and JSE listed Renergen has invited bidders to apply for the allocation of gas in South […]
31 Aug 2020

CBM in Botswana is the pick of the week

31 August 2020 – My pick of the week is Kalahari Energy Botswana (KEB) and Tlou Energy’s Coal Bed Methane (CBM) projects close to the village of Mmashoro in the […]
29 Aug 2020

China scores big at Inga III

29 August 2020 – Against a backdrop of ruthless politics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Chinese companies have walked away with the biggest piece of the stop […]
28 Aug 2020

World Bank fund powers West Africa

28 August 2020 – In the World Bank’s vision to power West Africa it has made USD300-million available to assist Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, and Sierra Leone […]
26 Aug 2020

Mining companies collaborate in search of African riches

By LM Louw 26 August 2020 – In a bid to find new deposits in Africa, and to mitigate any adverse impacts, multinational mining companies and other stakeholders have decided […]
25 Aug 2020

South Sudan oil sector reforms to attract investment

25 August 2020 – Since independence in 2011, the Republic of South Sudan’s economy has been dominated by the hydrocarbons sector. Oil production remains central to the government’s fiscus, providing […]
23 Aug 2020

Ncondezi warms up Mozambique coal boilers

23 August 2020 – Coal mining in Mozambique got a boost when AIM listed Ncondezi Energy recently submitted a Transmission Integration Study to government owned Electricidad de Moçambique (EDM) for […]
21 Aug 2020

Power boost for Burkina Faso

21 August 2020 – The American government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has invested USD450-million in the Burkina Faso power sector. MCC and the government of Burkina Faso recently signed an […]
20 Aug 2020

Regional Integration: the tool to create African wealth

Regional integration in Africa By: Khaled Sherif 20 August 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic and its health and economic impacts has forced a global rethink of the current multilateral framework […]
18 Aug 2020

DRC’s big drive to boost energy

The administration of DRC President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi, has made energy security and investment a top priority. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) wants to get massive hydropower projects off […]
17 Aug 2020

Soldiers shoot blanks in the battle for Mocimboa da Praia

The Islamist group Ansar al-Sunna in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique is a threat to the entire southern African region. During a recent battle for control of the town […]
14 Aug 2020

Investors line up at Lake Albert

Uganda’s Lake Albert oil and gas exploration project is currently attracting significant attention from foreign investors. Development of the large deposits of oil and gas in the area is expected […]
13 Aug 2020

African energy a big drawcard for Germany

In a recent webinar about Germany and Africa’s economic relations after Covid-19  panellists discussed how to mobilise German investment into the African energy sector, establishing clean energy and digitalisation as […]