African News

KenGen looks to expand footprint into South Sudan

Jul 3, 2019

South Sudan President Salva Kiir, on Tuesday visited Kenya Electricity Generating Company’s (KenGen) PLC’s geothermal power complex in Olkaria, boosting the firm’s quest to expand its footprint in the region. South Sudan is developing inclusive and sustainable green energy sector in a bid to increase electrification of rural areas and also boost sources of clean…

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Africa Oil Corp. partners Azinam in blocks offshore South Africa

Jul 3, 2019

Azinam, the Seacrest Capital-backed South West African-focussed oil & gas exploration company, has announced that Azinam and Africa Oil Corp have entered in an agreement under which Africa Oil shall acquire a 20% participating interest in Block 3B/4B Orange Basin, offshore South Africa.   The acquisition is subject to customary regulatory consents, following which Africa Oil will become the…

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Fuel tracking system on the cards for Zimbabwe

Jul 3, 2019

Government has started implementing a tracking system to plug leakages in the supply of fuel that have exacerbated shortages in the market. This was said by Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa while presenting the 23rd Cabinet Meeting Decision Matrix yesterday. “The Minister of Energy and Power Development (Fortune Chasi) briefed Cabinet on…

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Kenyan Green City to have solar power plant

Jul 3, 2019

Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC), Kenya’s green city under construction, will soon be equipped with a solar photovoltaic plant. The 30 MW plant will be built by the American company MCX Environmental Energy Corp. MCX Environmental Energy Corp, a US company specialising in renewable energy production, announced that it will build a solar photovoltaic…

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Eni extends collaboration with Tunisia over transportation of Algerian gas till 2029

Jul 3, 2019

Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni, and Slim Feriani, Tunisian Minister of Industry, signed the new agreement for transporting Algerian natural gas through Tunisia, in the presence of the Prime Minister of Tunisia, Youssef Chahed. The agreement follows the ones reached with Sonatrach last May, in relation to the purchase of gas and transport in the…

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Angola supports OPEC oil output cut extension

Jul 3, 2019

Angola’s minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum, Diamantino Azevedo, said on Monday that the country supports the extension of crude-oil output cut fixed by members and non members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in 2018. Speaking to the press in Vienna (Austria), on the fringes of the 15th meeting of the Joint…

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Enel Green Power begins construction on new wind farm in SA

Jul 3, 2019

Enel, through its renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA (“EGP RSA”), has started construction on its 140 MW Garob wind farm located near the town of Copperton, which is part of the Siyathemba Local Municipality, in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. Garob, which is the Group’s fifth wind project in the country, will involve an…

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Equatorial Guinea records successful roadshow in China for oil, gas & mining licenses

Jul 2, 2019

EG Ronda Licensing Round Roadshow in China was met with tremendous success as over 100 Chinese investors participate and discuss investment in oil, gas and minerals with the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons’ delegation ; H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima thanks Chinese Embassy in Equatorial Guinea, African Energy Chamber and Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons…

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Ghana’s Energy Ministry announces winners of oil blocks in maiden bid round

Jul 2, 2019

The Ministry of Energy Friday announced the winners for two oil blocks after evaluating the bids in Ghana’s first licensing rounds. The two oil blocks are GH_WB_02 and GH_WB_03. According to the Ministry, “First Exploration and Petroleum Development Company Limited in partnership with Elandel Energy (Ghana) Limited emerged winners of block GH_WB_02. Eni Ghana Exploration…

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Zimbabwe’s ZEDC fails to take delivery of $4.9m transformers nine years on

Jul 2, 2019

The Zimbabwe Electricity and Distribution Company has not taken delivery of transformers it paid US$4,9 million for nine years ago. This was said by Auditor General Mrs Mildred Chiri while presenting her annual report for State Enterprises and Parastatals yesterday. She said public resources were being wasted by organisations that were not carrying out due…

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