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Gambia’s NAWEC gets new MD

Jun 27, 2019

A press statement emanating from the office of the President indicate that that after consultations with the Chairperson and members of the NAWEC Board of directors and the Public Service Commission (PSC), Baba Fatajo was relieved of the post of Managing Director of the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC), with effect from 28th June…

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Kenya signs pact with Total, others to develop more oilfields in South Lokichar basin

Jun 27, 2019

The Kenyan government has signed Head of Terms for the development of oilfields in the South Lokichar basin; a deal inked with Tullow Oil, Total and Africa Oil who are Joint Venture partners. The agreements are for the discoveries of oilfields in block 10BB and 13T specifically in the Amosing, Ngamia and Twiga fields. As…

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Chinese energy firms push to acquire mining, oil & gas assets in Equatorial Guinea

Jun 27, 2019

Equatorial Guinea Ronda has received great interest from public and private Chinese companies to invest in Equatorial Guinea and explore opportunities in oil & gas and minerals at the upcoming EG Ronda Licensing Round meetings in Beijing organized by the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org). The Chamber will be hosting the 2-day investor forum at the…

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South Africa currently working on new oil and gas policy

Jun 26, 2019

South Africa is working on a policy to govern the development of oil and gas resources after calls by potential investors to shield the industry from a long-running debate over laws that apply to mining exploration. The finalizing of oil legislation has become more urgent since Total SA announced the first significant deep-water oil find off the…

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Liberia’s LEC sees 78 employees complete Nigeria power sector training

Jun 26, 2019

The National Power Training Center of Nigeria (NAPTIN) through the Capacity Building Program of the West African Power Poll (WAPP) has completed the training and certification of 78 employees of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC). The certification ceremony, which was the climax of the capacity building program was held on Wednesday, June 19 at the…

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Namibia exports 6% of its power generation

Jun 26, 2019

Namibia exported 10 125 megawatt per hour of electricity in March this year. During the same period, the country sold 338 207 megawatt per hour in Namibia. During the review period,161 498 megawatt per hour (MWh) of electricity was locally generated, while 227 721 MWh was imported. This export figure translated to 6,3% of the…

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Kenya signs crude processing deal with oil firms

Jun 26, 2019

The Kenyan government has signed agreements with oil major Total, Tullow Oil and Africa Oil Corp to develop a 60,000-80,000 barrels per day crude processing facility for oil discovered in the country’s northwest. The Petroleum and Mining Ministry said on Twitter on Tuesday that the heads of term agreements were for discoveries in Blocks 10…

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Senegal President’s brother resigns over offshore gas deal allegations

Jun 26, 2019

The brother of Senegal’s president has resigned as head of a state-run savings fund after the BBC named him in a report over alleged corruption. The report alleged that Aliou Sall was secretly paid $250,000 (£196,300) in 2014 by a gas company that sold its shares in Senegalese gas fields to BP. Mr Sall has…

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Zimplats mulls 160MW solar park in Zimbabwe

Jun 26, 2019

Zimbabwe’s largest platinum group metals (PGMs) producer, Zimplats Holdings, says it is interrogating the feasibility of constructing a 160 megawatts solar power plant to guarantee uninterrupted and affordable power supplies to the group’s operations. South Africa’s Impala Platinum (Implats) subsidiary also said excess power would be channelled to the national grid, which currently faces a…

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Greenline Africa signs deal for solar production line in South Africa

Jun 26, 2019

Greenline Africa has signed a framework agreement with Absolicon (Sweden) for the acquisition of a production line for the solar collector T160 in South Africa. The total sales value covered by the agreement is estimated at approximately €4 million plus a monthly license fee of 4% and the sale of components. The production line will…

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