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 […]
13 Jan 2021

African energy will not be green soon.

13 January 2021 – Even though many countries in Africa have started to roll out renewable energy, it is highly unlikely African energy will be green soon.    New research from […]
12 Jan 2021

What the US transition means for African oil and gas

By Jude Kearney, chairman of the US/Africa Committee of the Africa Energy Chamber 12 January 2021 – The US political transition could be a reset for US relations with Africa […]
8 Jan 2021

Syrah signs MoU for solar in Mozambique

08 January 2021 – Australian company Syrah Resources has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to install solar and battery power at its Balama graphite project in Mozambique. Australian listed […]
5 Jan 2021

AfDB approves loan for hydropower project in Tanzania

15 December 2020 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan for a hydropower project in Tanzania that will boost the local economy.  […]
4 Jan 2021

East Africa emerging as oil and gas hotspot

By Gerald Byarugaba  04 January 2020 – Even if the global tide is turning in favour of renewable energy, oil and gas will continue playing a prominent role in the […]
1 Jan 2021

IRENA and AfDB scale up renewable energy in Africa

01 January 2021 – The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) has scaled up investment in renewable energy in Africa. IRENA) and the AfDB have […]
31 Dec 2020

Energy balance is key in Africa

By NJ Ayuk 31 December 2020 – Africa stands at a juncture where the transition from fossil fuels to renewables intersects with the economic benefits of a strategically managed oil […]
30 Dec 2020

Africa needs to rebuild fast

30 December 2020 – After Covid-19 and in the new year, Africa needs to rebuild fast. It has to forge strong partnerships in this rebuilding process.   Africa needs to […]
22 Dec 2020

How Africa can get more from its minerals

03 December 2020 – The mining industry provides opportunities to reinvigorate economic growth across the continent, but there are challenges. Professor Hudson Mtegha at the University of Witwatersrand, School of […]
17 Dec 2020

Green energy an opportunity for African mining

17 December 2020 – The trend towards green energy and decarbonisation is an opportunity for African mining rather than a threat.     Africa’s minerals sector should seize the opportunities presented […]
14 Dec 2020

Pipeline to drive investment in Niger

14 December 2020 – There is significant enthusiasm for a pipeline project in Niger. The pipeline will drive investment in Niger and has become a symbol of hope, upon which […]
8 Dec 2020

Positive test results for Africa Oil offshore South Africa

08 December 2020 – TSX listed Africa Oil Corp. has announced positive test results at its Luiperd-1X well, the second major discovery on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa. Africa Oil […]
6 Dec 2020

Mitigating environmental risk at Koeberg

06 December 2020 – Dekra Industrial RSA was recently awarded a tender to test and inspect Koeberg nuclear power station and mitigate the environmental risk at the plant.   Dekra […]
5 Dec 2020

Why you should invest in Africa?

05 December 2020 – After a year dominated by Covid-19, WhyAfrica believes that there are still many reasons why companies should invest in Africa. As the curtains come down on […]
3 Dec 2020

Gas power to play a role in SA energy scene

03 December 2020 – As South Africa races against the clock to fill an electricity supply gap of some 2000MW between 2019 and 2022, gas-to-power projects will play a significant […]
27 Nov 2020

Fiscal regimes will have to face up to market realities

27 November 2020 – Many African governments will take steps to adjust the fiscal regimes in 2021 to improve competitiveness. These fiscal regimes will have to face up to market […]
26 Nov 2020

Oil and gas discoveries trigger excitement in Southern Africa

By NJ Ayuk, executive chairman of the African Energy Chamber  26 November 2020 – Oil and gas discoveries in the Southern African countries of Namibia, Angola and South Africa is triggering […]
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 […]