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US backs uranium project in Niger

US backs uranium project in Niger

US backs uranium project in Niger A United States backed uranium project in Niger indicates renewed interest in Africa’s uranium supply.    Recent reports indicate that the United States is showing renewed interest in the development of uranium projects across the Sahel, a region that has been plagued by repeated conflict and coup d’états since […]

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Solar empowers African Sahel

Solar empowers African Sahel

Solar empowers African Sahel   The Desert-to-Power initiative aims to bring energy to one of the least developed regions of Africa. The African Development Bank is the driving force behind one of the world’s most ambitious energy projects: the Desert-to-Power initiative which involves 11 countries across the Sahelian belt. An estimated 250 million people is

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The headwinds of Africa

The headwinds of Africa

The headwinds of Africa Although economies are recovering, increased conflict in West Africa and climatic shocks are hampering growth. By Leon Louw, owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine According to the April issue of the World Bank’s “Africa’s Pulse” report, economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected increase to 3.4% this year,

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GoviEx Uranium forges ahead despite US-Niger tension

GoviEx Uranium forges ahead despite US-Niger tension GoviEx has made progress at their uranium project in Niger, despite US-Niger tension. TSX listed GoviEx Uranium has appointed engineering company SGS Bateman for the commencement of the Front-End Engineering Designs (FEED) at GoviEx’s Madaouela project in the north of Niger. Madaouela is located in the Agadez region

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SA steaks and boerewors big business for Côte d’Ivoire restaurant

SA steaks and boerewors big business for Côte d’Ivoire restaurant Restaurateur Juliet Jekera was a passenger on Air Côte d’Ivoire’s inaugural flight between Abidjan and Johannesburg when it launched in June this year. Her mission was to come to Johannesburg to buy meat for her restaurant in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. by Melanie-Ann Feris It’s been

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Air Côte d’Ivoire opens new route to South Africa

Air Côte d’Ivoire opens new route to South Africa  Air Côte d’Ivoire will be launching the quickest route between Johannesburg, South Africa and Abidjan, in Côte d’Ivoire this month The Johannesburg-Abidjan via Kinshasa route will launch on 29 June 2022 and will be the fastest route between South Africa and Côte d’Ivoire offered by any

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The 3rd ECOWAS Mining & Petroleum Forum happens in Niamey, Republic of Niger, on 1 – 3 December 2021.

19 August 2021 – The Republic of Niger, Niamey, is the ECOWAS member state hosting the 3rd ECOWAS Mining & Petroleum Forum (ECOMOF 2021), is now taking place on 1 – 3 December 2021, at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Conference Center, Niamey, to allow some high profile government officials to be present. Under the

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AfDB grant launches Desert to Power West Africa Regional Energy Program

13 July 2021 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a USD6-million grant to launch the initial phase of the Desert to Power West Africa Regional Energy Program. Desert to Power, an initiative led by the Bank, is expected to transform the Sahel by harnessing the region’s abundant

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Togo inaugurates the first renewable facility in the country

28 June 2021 – The government of Togo has inaugurated one of the largest solar projects in West Africa and the first renewable energy facility in the country. The now fully operational 50-megawatt (MW) Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed solar power plant, financed under the International Renewable Energy Agency and Abu Dhabi Fund for Development facility

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New leadership in Niger leads to investment inflow.

By Verner Ayukegba, Senior Vice President of the African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) 17 April 2021 – After Niger’s peaceful transition on 2 April 2021, newly elected President Mohamed Bazoum, has wasted no time in naming a new cabinet which is already at work. Early indications are that the new leadership has resulted in significant investment

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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 several major development projects depend. Niger’s secretary general in the ministry of Energy, Balla Mahaman Rabiou, recently announced during a visit of the African Energy

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