Tripartite discussions over Ethiopia’s hydropower dam stall once again

Aug 7, 2020

Egypt’s government has announced that it will withdraw from the latest round of Nile dam talks to hold internal consultations. The statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Water said that its decision to withdraw from the latest round of tripartite negotiations with Sudan and Ethiopia comes after Addis Ababa proposed a new draft of filling…

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Nigerien startup company launches solar-powered remote irrigation system

Aug 7, 2020

Young Nigerien entrepreneur Abdou Maman-Kané has recently developed an automatic irrigation system powered by renewable energy (RE) and operating remotely. The system developed by his company Tech-Innov will enable producers in this West African country to improve water management on their plantations. “Tele-irrigation” system is the name Abdou Maman-Kané has given to his invention. The…

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TC’s Energy inks pact with partners to revive Ada Foah wave energy project in Ghana

Aug 6, 2020

American Energy Giant, TC’s Energy USA and its partners, Power China Huadong Engineering Corporation Ltd and Seabased of Sweden, have signed a major agreement to finance and revive the Ada Foah Energy Project, which has stalled for years. TC’s Energy Ghana, a Ghanaian owned company is the local counterpart to the project which seeks to…

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Kenya gets victory in ICSID arbitration over cancelled geothermal licence

Aug 6, 2020

Kenya has won an arbitration case over a withdrawn geothermal exploration licence before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Kenyan attorney general Paul Kihara Kariuki said in a statement. The case was filed by US-Canadian renewables developer WalAm Energy Inc in 2015, on claims that the republic of Kenya had unlawfully revoked…

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AfDB helps Angola explore green mini-grids

Aug 6, 2020

The African Development Bank hosted a webinar to present the findings and recommendations of the Angola Green Mini-Grid Market Assessment report, implemented through the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa. The assessment was conducted with the technical assistance of Carbon Trust, in collaboration with the Government of Angola, and in consultation with key stakeholders such as…

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Senegalese Government exempts renewable energy equipment from VAT

Aug 5, 2020

The Senegalese Ministry of Oil and Energy has recently decided to exempt equipments for the production of renewable energies such as solar, wind and biogas from VAT (value added tax). The government’s measure is aimed at accelerating the electrification of rural areas in Senegal. The move has been a much-heard measure by operators in the…

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Algerian electric car start-up seeks investors

Aug 5, 2020

Oussama Touaba the creator of the first electric car 100% made in Algeria needs financing. The young engineer wants to move from the prototype stage to the production phase of a carbon-neutral urban mobility solution. African products made precisely in Algeria will soon be launched on the world market of electric vehicles. Oussama Touaba, the…

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African energy post-Covid-19 must be focused on renewables – Experts

Aug 5, 2020

COVID-19’s negative impact on Africa’s economies have magnified the importance of achieving energy security as part of the recovery strategy from the pandemic. This is according to the Africa Energy Indaba 2021 team. Energy security would enable countries to endure pandemics and realise post-crisis economic recovery. This comes after all economic projections predict that African…

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KawiSafi sponsors BioLite for solar kits and eco-friendly cookers in Africa

Aug 5, 2020

The investment fund KawiSafi Ventures has just taken a $5 million stake in the BioLite company. Through this financing, the supplier of solar home systems and ecological cookers wants to expand the distribution of its solutions in Africa. Good news for BioLite. The supplier of eco-friendly cookers and solar home systems is obtaining new funding…

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SA’s Eskom issues tender for 80MW/320MWh energy storage system

Aug 4, 2020

Eskom has received financing from the World Bank, African Develop Bank, and New Development Bank towards the cost of the Eskom Investment Support Project (EISP) and Eskom Renewables Support Project (ERSP). The utility intends to apply part of these funds towards payment for a battery energy storage system (BESS) project, using the direct payment disbursement…

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