African News

Econet unveils largest industrial solar plant in Zimbabwe

Apr 11, 2019

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe today launched the first industrial solar plant in the country at its Willowvale complex in Harare, as the company moves towards clean and reliable energy. The 466 KW solar plant will operate under a 25 year Independent Power Producer (IPP) License which will enable the company to self-consume energy for its internal…

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Daystar Power unveils another office in Ghana

Apr 11, 2019

Daystar Power, a solar engery company has opened its second branch in West Africa with an office in Accra. A statement issued by the company in Accra yesterday said the fundamental factor for the expansion of the energy business in Ghana was the great potential that Daystar Power attributes to solar energy in Ghana. “Although…

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Uganda Revenue Authority officials quizzed over missing fuel

Apr 10, 2019

Officials of the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) have failed to explain circumstances under which 9,733 litres of impounded fuel disappeared in their custody. The officials led by the Commissioner General, Ms Doris Akol, were appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) chaired by Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa. The…

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Watson wind farm plan ruffles feathers in South Africa

Apr 10, 2019

The Department of Environmental Affairs has given the go-ahead to a wind farm project that the Watson family wants to build in the Eastern Cape, before assessing strong differences of opinion from scientists worried about the threat to bird life. The topic came up at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture when evidence…

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CGG completes 2D multi-client seismic survey offshore Gabon

Apr 10, 2019

Acquisition of CGG’s 9,800 km long-offset broadband 2D multi-client seismic survey in the highly prospective Gabon South Basin has been completed. Fast-track data sets will be delivered in batches from the end of April, giving interested oil companies sufficient time to understand offshore petroleum systems and appraise blocks offered in Gabon’s 12th offshore licensing round…

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Invictus Energy receives seismic data for Cabora Bassa project in Zimbabwe

Apr 10, 2019

Highlights Final reprocessed 2D seismic dataset received Data quality is excellent, improving definition over the Giant Mzarabani Prospect and basin margin fault New Basin Margin opportunities now evident on reprocessed seismic data Analogous to ‘String of Pearls’ discoveries in East Africa Rift System Invictus Energy has received the final processed seismic data from the processing contractor…

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Libya’s NOC urges warring factions to allow oil production to continue

Apr 10, 2019

The Libyan state oil firm NOC met with oil operating firms to discuss security at oil fields and allow production to continue, a company statement said on Tuesday. It was issued after a meeting between NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla and other companies working in the oil sector in Libya. The meeting discussed necessary measures to…

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Angolan Energy Minister looks to strengthen ties with German, Swedish counterparts

Apr 10, 2019

On his first day of working agenda, Baptista Borges is attending a roundtable on Angolan-German energy partnership, preceding the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2019. Still in Germany, the minister will meet with representatives of several local firms, as part of business cooperation with companies operating in Angola such as the Siemens. On the other hand,…

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Kenyan MPs summon Treasury, Kenya Power over Sh 10bn owed to Tarda

Apr 10, 2019

The Public Investments Committee (PIC) has summoned Treasury and Kenya Power for failing to implement a House resolution requiring them to pay a development authority more than Sh10 billion owed since 1988. The committee chaired by Abdulswamad Nassir noted that parliament approved the 19th and 21st reports in which the PIC directed that income owed…

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Globeleq and Aurora Power Solutions awarded solar PV projects in Zambia

Apr 10, 2019

Globeleq, and SOLA Group’s Aurora Power Solutions, have been awarded two 20 MWACsolar PV IPP power projects in Zambia. The projects are part of Zambia’s GET FiT Programme, designed to assist the government to provide increased access to low cost, reliable and clean power, and diversifying the generation mix. It also encourages private sector participation…

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