31 Jan 2022

WhyAfrica hits the road in June and July

WhyAfrica hits the road in June and July This year WhyAfrica returns to doing what it does best. We are getting our boots dirty with on-the ground, in-depth, grassroots reporting […]
31 Jan 2022

African mining CEOs on the transition to renewable energy for mines

African mining CEOs on the transition to renewable energy for mines Transitioning to low-carbon and an increased focus on ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) is a global trend and the […]
24 Jan 2022

Why is Africa the next renewables powerhouse?

Why is Africa the next renewables powerhouse? WhyAfrica is one of the media partners at this year’s African Energy Indaba, which will be held in Cape Town from 1 to […]
24 Jan 2022

Dangote oil refinery in Nigeria a gamechanger says Adesina

Dangote oil refinery in Nigeria a gamechanger says Adesina According to African Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote’s oil refinery and petrochemical plant in Nigeria […]
23 Jan 2022

Osinbajo wants gas to be a transitional fuel

Osinbajo wants gas to be a transitional fuel Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-President of Nigeria, has called for natural gas – which Africa, and especially Nigeria, has in abundance – to be […]
21 Jan 2022

UK investors poised to pour billions into Africa’s green economy

UK investors poised to pour billions into Africa’s green economy    Financing institutions in the UK are looking to invest billions of pounds into the development of Africa’s clean infrastructure […]
12 Jan 2022

Morocco a step closer to energy transition

Morocco a step closer to energy transition AIM listed energy company Chariot’s gas discovery offshore Morocco has brought the country a step closer to a green energy transition.    Chariot […]
11 Jan 2022

The world is hooked on coal

The world is hooked on coal The world just can’t shake its coal addiction, even after being in rehab over the last two years. The amount of electricity generated worldwide […]
7 Jan 2022

Prudence needed in SA’s green future

Prudence needed in SA’s green future The development of renewable energy in South Africa is urgent. However, it would not be prudent to abandon the country’s coal-fired power stations at […]
2 Jan 2022

Hope springs eternal

Hope springs eternal Covid-19’s impact on Africa has been severe, as it has been across the globe. However, hope springs eternal, writes Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica.      […]
2 Jan 2022

Business in civil society

Business in civil society Business is important to strengthen civil society. But what is the role of the private sector in the transformation of society? Every organisation or institution should […]
26 Dec 2021

Angola’s Lourenço pleads for just energy transition

Angola’s Lourenço pleads for just energy transition Calls on African countries to transition to renewable energy and cease oil and gas activities are getting louder. What these voices fail to […]
25 Dec 2021

Why mines should invest in solar

Why mines should invest in solar Renewable energy has become a key enabler of change as the movement towards a greener future gather’s momentum, writes Leon Louw, founder and editor of […]
24 Dec 2021

Is ESG good for Africa?

Is ESG good for Africa? ESG, or, to give it its full designation “Environment, Social and Governance” is trending, globally, including in Africa. But what is ESG, and why does […]
16 Dec 2021

2022 African hotspots

2022 African hotspots For an optimist, there are many opportunities in Africa. However, a handful of countries stand out more than others, writes WhyAfrica founder and editor Leon Louw. Africa’s […]
13 Dec 2021

Release by Scatec to deliver clean energy in Chad and Cameroon

Release by Scatec to deliver clean energy in Chad and Cameroon Release by Scatec has entered into two significant agreements to provide clean and reliable electricity in Chad and Cameroon. […]
9 Dec 2021

Africa’s green energy future in the spotlight

Africa’s green energy future in the spotlight Africa’s journey towards a green energy future will be in the spotlight at next year’s African Energy Week 2022 (AEW), scheduled to take […]
8 Dec 2021

Africa’s shift to net-zero

Africa’s shift to net-zero The climate crisis is an unavoidable reality. For every company, individual and government, changing the shape of this crisis has become, or should become a priority, […]