African energy

21 May 2022

Africa could fill the energy gap

Africa could fill the energy gap Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put a spotlight on Africa’s energy landscape, which has traditionally been hamstrung by a lack of domestic refining capacity, […]
4 May 2022

Starsight Energy keeps it local in Nigeria

Starsight Energy keeps it local in Nigeria Starsight Energy, a Nigeria-based, Africa-focused solar energy provider, announced the conclusion of a competitive local currency agreement with Chapel Hill Denham Nigeria Infrastructure […]
28 Apr 2022

Egypt’s Borg El Arab beefs up generating capacity

Egypt’s Borg El Arab beefs up generating capacity Independent power producer Kahraba, a subsidiary of Egypt Kuwait Holding (EKH), has placed an order with energy and technology group Wärtsilä for […]
28 Feb 2022

WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week is Eni’s hydrocarbon projects in Angola

WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week is Eni’s hydrocarbon projects in Angola With the world facing a looming dearth of oil and gas when Western sanctions on Russia takes effect, one […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.      […]
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 […]
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 […]
1 Dec 2021

Why remote mines are going green

Why remote mines are going green Going green is no longer a choice for mining companies, it’s a necessity, and besides, it’s the right thing to do, writes Leon Louw […]
27 Nov 2021

The link between power security and water

The link between power security and water In summer, people in California in the USA are on the edge of their seats during wildfire season. The U.S. state’s vast forests, […]
6 Nov 2021

Africa’s oil and gas industry in precarious position

Africa’s oil and gas industry in precarious position As we approach the end of 2021 and COP26, the African oil and gas industry is in a precarious position, writes NJ […]
2 Nov 2021

Climate change goals drive SA’s energy evolution

Climate change goals drive SA’s energy evolution Legislative reforms are making South Africa’s energy sector greener and more competitive, which will encourage economic growth and help the country meet its […]
23 Oct 2021

African Energy Chamber’s report predicts recovery in 2022

African Energy Chamber’s report predicts recovery in 2022 A year of recovery is predicted in the African Energy Chamber’s State of African Energy 2022 report which will be released next […]
14 Oct 2021

Resilience is the key to unlock power projects in Nigeria

Resilience is the key to unlock power projects in Nigeria Resilience is the mother of all virtues…and the key to unlocking successful independent power projects in Nigeria, writes Nicolas Mathon, […]
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 […]
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 […]
7 Aug 2021

Cutting edge technologies will help develop renewable hydrogen-based economies in Africa

07 August 2021 – Cutting edge technologies will help develop renewable hydrogen-based economies in Africa which could convert the continent into a global producer of clean energy in the form […]
6 Aug 2021

Wärtsilä enables Nigerian food company to modernise power generation

06 August 2021 – The technology group Wärtsilä will supply fuel-flexible dual-fuel engines to extend, improve, and modernise power generation for a captive power plant at Nigeria’s oldest and largest […]
23 Jul 2021

Zimbabwe on a drive to entice investors and boost energy security

23 July 2021 – Zimbabwe is on a drive to entice investors and boost the country’s energy security. This is according to African Energy Chamber Executive Chairman NJ Ayuk, who […]
27 Jun 2021

Hybrid energy: the road to carbon neutrality

By John Lewis 28 June 2021 – Hybrid solutions should be sitting at the centre of every energy discussion in Africa. Hybrid energy is the road to carbon neutrality. The […]
27 Jun 2021

Renewable energy an enabler for remote mines

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 20 June 2021 – Renewable energy has become a key enabler of change as the movement towards a greener future gathers momentum. […]
16 Jun 2021

NAMCOR and ReconAfrica sign Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) to develop the resource potential of the Kavango in Namibia

16 June 2021 – The National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) and Canadian company Reconnaissance Energy Africa (ReconAfrica) has signed a Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) to develop the resource potential […]
9 May 2021

Total starts production from Zinia Phase 2 on Block 17 in Angola

09 May 2021 – Oil producer Total announced that it has started production at the Zinia Phase 2 short-cycle project in Angola. French based Total operates Block 17 in Angola […]
23 Apr 2021

Financing package signed for the construction of the largest solar plant in Egypt.

23 April 2021 – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development(link is external) (EBRD), the OPEC Fund for International Development(link is external) (the OPEC Fund), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Green Climate Fund(link is external) (GCF) […]
2 Apr 2021

Energy sector will drive Africa, Ayuk tells WhyAfrica.

By L.M. Louw for WhyAfrica  02 April 2021 – In an exclusive and fascinating discussion, NJ Ayuk, Chairman of the African Energy Chamber, tells WhyAfrica that the energy sector will […]
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 […]