Study underway for construction of $5bn nuclear power plant in Kenya

Aug 4, 2020

In Kenya, the National Nuclear Energy Agency has submitted to the public an impact study for the construction of a $ 5 billion nuclear power plant. After the public, the environmental regulator will examine the project which will allow the national electric power to be multiplied by 10. The Kenya Nuclear Agency has just submitted…

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Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan resume talks on GERD

Aug 4, 2020

Ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan resume talks here yesterday aimed at recommencing the progressive negotiation over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The AU-led tripartite negotiations among Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on the GERD will resume this afternoon after they were suspended for two weeks. The first round of talks was suspended on July…

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Results of phase 2 of the Highlands Water Project in Lesotho expected in 2026

Aug 4, 2020

The Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho recently launched the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP). It is an important project that will benefit both the small kingdom and its large South African neighbour. The Lesotho authorities have recently launched work on the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP).…

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Sasol invites bidders for the development of solar power at its facilities in South Africa

Aug 4, 2020

Sasol has invited interested bidders to participate in a Request for Proposals (RFPs) process for the development of two embedded 10MW Solar Photo-Voltaic (PV) facilities at its South African operations – one in Secunda, Mpumalanga and another in Sasolburg, Free State – as part of its response to climate change. The closing date for submissions…

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African Energy Transition Committee to drive solutions for a net zero future and energy poverty

Aug 4, 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic is set to accelerate the global energy transition, the African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org/) is appointing an Advisory Committee to assist in developing new African business models and solutions to the global decarbonization challenge. Such members include: Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and Chairman, APO Group Akinwole Omoboriowo II, Chairman and CEO, Genesis Energy…

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JICA grants $15m to Gambia for solar powered rural water supply

Aug 4, 2020

The Government of Japan has recently awarded a grant of about $15 million (770 million Gambian Dalasis) to the Gambia through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The funds will be used to finance the fourth phase of the Rural Drinking Water Supply Project to be launched in the country in 2019. In the Gambia,…

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EACREEE partners with RES4Africa to promote micro-grids in East Africa

Aug 3, 2020

The RES4Africa Foundation announced on July 29, 2020 that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the East African Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EACREEE). The agreement aims to strengthen and expand the Micro-Grid Academy (MGA), a programme to promote mini green grids in rural African areas where almost 90%…

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Tanzania appoints contractors for Rumakali and Ruhudji hydropower plants

Aug 3, 2020

Tanzania has appointed three companies to carry out the construction works of Rumakali and Ruhudji hydropower projects and several transmission lines in the Njombe region of the East African country. This is through the state-owned electricity utility (Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (Tanesco)) whose operations are regulated by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, The…

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Caledonia seeks $13m for Blanket Mine solar power in Zimbabwe

Aug 2, 2020

Toronto Stock Exchange-listed Caledonia Mining Corporation, is seeking to raise US$13 million for the installation of a solar power plant for Blanket Mine in Zimbabwe. The plan is part of the mining concerns strategy to beat power cuts that has dogged the mining industry largely for the past two years due to depressed local generation.…

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Biogas research laboratory launched in Togo’s Lome University

Aug 1, 2020

Togo has launched a research biogas laboratory at Lomé University to deepen knowledge on climate change and its impact on land use in West Africa. Togolese scientists are studying at the Lomé University in Togo and the German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ) in Leipzig, Germany to ensure the independent and sustainable use of the infrastructure.…

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