African News

Chinese-built coal plant improves electricity capacity in Botswana

Jul 7, 2019

Botswana’s locally-generated electricity continues to improve with operational improvements of Morupule B Power Station, a coal-fired power station built by Chinese, Statistics Botswana has said. In its latest electricity generation and distribution report, Statistics Botswana said that electricity generated locally contributed 80.4 percent to electricity distributed during the first quarter of 2019, compared to a…

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Energy Minister calls on LPG producers to invest in Tanzania

Jul 7, 2019

MINISTER for Energy, Dr Medard Kalemani has invited manufacturers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), cylinders to set up factories in Tanzania so that prospective customers could get them at a lower price. Dr Kalemani said many people, especially in rural areas, cannot afford to use LPG because of exorbitant prices, but by having more companies…

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REDAVIA deploys solar farm for leading agrofoods firm in Ghana

Jul 7, 2019

REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective, reliable and clean solar power for businesses and communities, deployed a solar farm last week for the Movelle Company, one of Ghana’s leading agrofoods businesses, at their site in Takoradi, Ghana. Movelle trades a high volume of pelagic fish due to the high demand for oily fish in…

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Libyan military leader says he wants to control Tripoli, not sell crude

Jul 7, 2019

Libya’s most powerful military leader said the state oil company in Tripoli has the sole right to sell the nation’s crude, a statement that might ultimately help stabilize production that has swung wildly for almost a decade because of ongoing conflict. The National Oil Corp., or NOC, in Tripoli has the “exclusive” right to export…

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Serinus Energy PLC announces operational update in Tunisia, others

Jul 7, 2019

Serinus Energy plc (“Serinus“, ” SEN” or the “Company“) (AIM: SENX, WSE: SEN) is pleased to provide an operational update. Romania The commissioning of the Moftinu gas plant has proceeded as planned with a 30 June 2019 daily production exit rate of 10.3 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d), with condensate production above expectations and…

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Egypt lifts fuel subsidies, announces new prices

Jul 6, 2019

Egypt announced applying the fifth and final tranche of fuel subsidies cut Friday morning. The government announced the new prices of fuel gasoline 95 according to the automatic pricing mechanism that was approved in January at LE 9 per liter. According to the statement, 92 octane gasoline price amounted to LE 8 instead of 6.75…

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Uganda’s national oil firm makes acreage move

Jul 6, 2019

Uganda National Oil Company has applied to the nation’s Energy Ministry for operatorship of two blocks where it will seek to work with international partners. “We must be directly interested as the national oil company, and our applications are currently under review by Energy Minister Irene Muloni,” said UNOC chief financial officer Emmanuel Mugagga. Mugagga…

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Ethiopia awards twelve solar energy projects to Chinese and Spanish firms

Jul 6, 2019

The government of Ethiopia has awarded 12 solar energy development projects to three Chinese and one Spanish firm. According to the agreement signed by the Ethiopian Electric Utility, the energy projects will be distributed across the country and is estimated to cost US $10.3m. Three of the projects built in Oromia, two in Amhara and…

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AfDB disburses $500m for renewable energy in Africa

Jul 6, 2019

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan of $500 million for Africa’s electrification through renewable energy. The Energy Inclusion Facility (EIF) will distribute the loan among major project promoters and off-grid suppliers across the continent. According to the pan-African financial institution, $100 million will go to off-grid providers to enable them expand their…

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Madagascar set to construct 3 solar power plants

Jul 6, 2019

The government of Madagascar is set to construct three photovoltaic solar power plants, following a partnership agreement signed between them and Tryba Energy, a French company over the project. Vonjy Adriamanga, Madagascar’s Minister of Energy, Water and Hydraucarbons and signatory to the agreement, stated that accelerating electrification and increasing energy production were two strategic objectives…

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