African News

MCX Environmental invests in $100m solar park in Kenya

Jun 26, 2019

MCX Environmental Energy Corp has invested in a $100 million solar power plant, expanding its green energy technology to Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC), a US $2 billion community­ owned sustainable city located in Western Kenya. MCX AT MMTC MMTC is a 100% green city and is currently in the Final Phase 3 of…

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West Africa’s trans-border electricity sale to begin in 2020

Jun 26, 2019

Sale of electricity across the border from one West African country to the other is to commence in 2020, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said yesterday. Prof. Honoré Bogler , Chairman, Regulatory Council of the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA), said mechanisms have been put in place to ensure the full…

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EU warns Liberians against engaging in ‘illegal power connections’

Jun 25, 2019

Juan Antonio Frutos, Deputy Head of Delegation and Chargé d’Affaires of the European Union Delegation to Liberia, has warned Liberians not to get involved with any form of illegal connections or power theft of the Liberia Electricity Cooperation (LEC). Frutos spoke in Congo Town on Friday June 21, 2019 at the official groundbreaking ceremony for…

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World Bank provides Mozambique $420m grants for transmission upgrades

Jun 25, 2019

The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank Group today approved a total amount of $420 million of International Development Association (IDA)* grants and guarantees to strengthen Mozambique’s transmission capacity for domestic and regional markets and increase electricity generation capacity through private sector investment. The project will also benefit from a co-financing of $24…

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Off-grid solutions crucial to solving Zimbabwe’s power crisis

Jun 25, 2019

With the country’s main power utility, Zesa, struggling to provide adequate connections to growing demand in both rural and urban areas, Zimbabwe should push aggressively for new off-grid solutions to help the country achieve universal access to sustainable energy by 2030. The country’s sole power utility is short on cash for power imports and for…

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Kibo Energy signs agreement with ESS Tech Inc. on storage solution

Jun 25, 2019

Kibo Energy PLC, the multi-asset, Africa-focused, energy company, has signed a collaboration agreement with ESS Tech Inc. (ESS), a leader in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of long-duration energy storage technology products and services for the power sector, to develop suitable base-load electricity storage solutions. This agreement is in line with Kibo’s strategy of…

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Campaign groups allege Total breached French corporate duty law in Uganda

Jun 25, 2019

French and Ugandan campaign groups including Friends of the Earth have filed a legal notification with Total, claiming it has failed to address the human and environmental impact of its Ugandan operations as required by French law. Under France’s Corporate Duty of Vigilance regulation, large French companies are obliged to publish annual plans that address…

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AfDB receives €40m from European Commission for financing of small scale renewables in Africa

Jun 25, 2019

The African Development Bank  (AfDB.org) announced a EUR 40 million investment from the European Commission for the Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI), a new platform for financing small-scale renewables in Africa. The announcement was made to energy sector stakeholders at a sideline event held during the Africa Energy Forum, which took place in Lisbon, Portugal…

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ADES secures new offshore rig contract in Egypt and extends contract in Algeria

Jun 25, 2019

ADES International Holding PLC (“ADES” or the “Company”), a leading oil & gas drilling and production services provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) through its subsidiaries, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a new two-year contract for its ADMARINE IV offshore jack-up rig in Egypt and has signed a…

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Ghana’s Parliamentary Minority expresses worry over energy sector debt

Jun 25, 2019

THE Minority Caucus in Parliament has rang the alarm bell over what it said was “the ever rising and crippling debt” in the energy sector. The caucus claimed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, had not only failed to appraise Ghanaians on the accumulating debt, but had at various fora, “sought to mislead the public about…

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