13 Oct 2021

Energy transition a new path to power in Africa

Energy transition a new path to power in Africa  Africa currently sits on the cusp of a transition into a new energy paradigm, one in which technological and commercial innovations […]
12 Oct 2021

AfDB to co-finance second phase of Lesotho Highlands Water Project

AfDB to co-finance second phase of Lesotho Highlands Water Project The African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) Board of Directors has approved a loan of USD86.72-million to co-finance the second phase […]
4 Oct 2021

Germany’s €100 million will drive Africa’s transition to clean energy

Germany’s €100 million will drive Africa’s transition to clean energy Germany’s €100 million will drive Africa’s transition to clean energy The German government announced that they will contribute €100-million to […]
2 Oct 2021

Nigeria accelerates local company participation with marginal field opportunities

Nigeria accelerates local company participation with marginal field opportunities Following a successful marginal field bid round launched in 2020, Nigeria is committed to enhancing investment and development with the aim […]
29 Sep 2021

New gas power plant will bridge electricity deficit in Gabon

New gas power plant will bridge electricity deficit in Gabon There is currently a structural deficit between the supply capability and the demand for electricity in Gabon. A new 120MW […]
22 Sep 2021

Engaged employees make for more productive businesses

How does engaged employees make for more productive businesses during a time of Covid-19 and economic hardship? We asked Vanisha Balgobind, Executive Head of HR at Exxaro. Putting employees at […]
21 Sep 2021

Renewables take mainstage in Africa’s race of reduction

Renewables takes mainstage in Africa’s race of reduction    Renewable energy companies are slowly but surely making a dent in the debilitating shortage of electricity in Africa, writes Leon Louw, founder […]
20 Sep 2021

Strategic partners needed for Kenyan oil project

Strategic partners needed for Kenyan oil project Canadian oil company Africa Oil Corp. and its JV partners Total Oil and Total Energies recently announced that they have completed the redesign […]
15 Sep 2021

West African Gas Pipeline a model for Intra-African trade

The West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) is a good model for Intra-African trade that could be adopted by other emerging natural gas regions across Africa.   The WAGP comprises a […]
14 Sep 2021

Energy amendments open new markets for IPPs in South Africa

Energy amendments open new markets for IPPs in South Africa The amendment to schedule 2 of South Africa’s Electricity Regulation Act, which was recently gazetted, raises the threshold for self- […]
14 Sep 2021

How does lightning affect solar panels and wind turbines?

How does lightning affect  solar panels and wind turbines? As the world moves towards renewable energy systems such as solar panels and wind turbines, we have to learn how these […]
12 Sep 2021

Congo-Brazzaville’s hydrocarbon sector a potential catalyst for economic growth

12 September 2021 – By leveraging its 2.9-billion-barrel crude oil reserves and 10 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, the Congo-Brazzaville’s hydrocarbon sector will be a major catalyst of the […]
9 Sep 2021

AWISCA celebrates top 100 women in African supply chains

AWISCA celebrates top 100 women in African supply chains  09 September 2021 – The African Women in Supply Chain Association (AWISCA) recognises, and celebrates, the top 100 women in African […]
7 Sep 2021

Oil, gas and mining projects in West Africa remain a priority despite Guinea’s military coup

07 September 2021- According to several companies operating in the region, their oil, gas and mining projects remain a priority in West Africa despite the military coup in Guinea over […]
1 Sep 2021

Angola’s Sonangol accelerates restructuring program

01 September 2021 – Angola’s National Oil Company (NOC) Sonangol has responded to the changing global financial landscape by accelerating its restructuring program and exploring new financial solutions that meet […]
25 Aug 2021

Miners need to invest in renewables to fight global warming

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica  25 August 2021 – Mining companies should be at the forefront in the battle against climate change. As part of its offensive, […]
21 Aug 2021

The African oil and gas sector needs an energy boost

By Kweku Frempong, Aggreko Area General Manager for Western and Central Africa 21 August 2021 – The energy transformation in Africa is will not happen overnight. The African oil and […]
17 Aug 2021

Prospects for South African coal production remain strong

17 August 2021 – While the global focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues looks to phase out coal as an energy resource, the prospects for South African coal […]