African News

UK DIT envoy visits oil & gas valve engineering facility in Ghana

May 22, 2019

Genesis SG, a partnership between Genesis Oil & Gas Services and Severn Valve Solutions (a Severn Glocon Group company), recently hosted Peter Courtney from the UK Department of International Trade at the Genesis SG service base in Takoradi, Ghana. The purpose of the visit was to learn more about Genesis SG’s workscopes and future plans.…

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Sierra Leone relaunches oil licensing round

May 22, 2019

Sierra Leone has relaunched its fourth licensing round, offering offshore tracts in both direct and open tenders. The West African nation has opened data rooms in the capital Freetown, London and Houston with both 2D and 3D data on offer. UK-based advisory company Getech Group is supporting the round, which has been launched after a…

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Sudan’s Ministry of Finance, UNDP sign solar project document

May 22, 2019

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning has signed with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) the project of solar pumps for the sustainability of agriculture in Sudan, River Nile State with a total fund of seven million dollars, 6.4 million dollars from the Korean International Cooperation Organization and 600,000 dollars from UNDP, as well…

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Flow battery company joins Power Africa to aid in powering renewable microgrids

May 22, 2019

On Monday, Portland-Oregon-based flow battery manufacturer ESS announced that it has joined Power Africa, a U.S. government-led partnership coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as a private sector partner. ESS is the program’s first flow battery partner. As part of the partnership, the company said it has committed to deploying its long-duration energy…

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Sonangol finalises July term allocations for crude

May 22, 2019

Angolan state oil company Sonangol has finalised its allocations of July-loading crude to term buyers, traders said on Tuesday. Two cargoes of June-loading crude are left to sell, a trader said. Sonangol has allocated all of its July-loading cargoes to term buyers and still has a cargo of Mostarda available, a trader said, which is…

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Namibia installs clean powered desalination system

May 21, 2019

The sustainable seawater desalination plant was inaugurated by Sam S Nujoma, founding President of the Republic of Namibia, at the University of Namibia campus. In sub-Saharan Africa, Namibia stands out as the driest country and one of those hardest hit by the effects of climate change. Namibia’s first ever fully solar-powered desalination system, which makes…

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Dana Gas begins drilling at Egypt concession area

May 21, 2019

Dana Gas PJSC, the Middle East’s largest regional private sector natural gas company, announced it has commenced drilling operations on 20 May at its Merak-1 well, offshore Egypt. The location is in 755 meters of water in the North El Arish concession, also known as Block 6. This block is in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin…

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EDF and BBOXX partner to power Togolese village

May 21, 2019

Abla Ogodo used to walk 10 kilometres to fetch water for her family. Now that a new well in her own village runs on solar power, she does not have to go anywhere. A UK-based power company called BBOXX, in partnership with France’s EDF Group, has launched a program to power the entire village of…

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South Africa mulls partners for South Sudan oil block

May 21, 2019

South Africa’s Strategic Fuel Fund is welcome to bring in partners to help it execute a $1bn (R14.5bn at current exchange rates) agreement to drill for oil and build a refinery and pipeline in South Sudan, the central African nation’s oil minister said. Under the agreement, signed between the two governments on May 6, the Strategic…

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ROSATOM signs MoU to help build Rwanda’s Atomic Energy Centre

May 21, 2019

The Russian State-owned nuclear group ROSATOM recently signed with Rwanda a roadmap for establishing Russian-Rwanda cooperation in the peaceful uses of atomic energy. The plan defines specific measures until the end of this year, with the Russian group accepting to start building a Nuclear Science and Technology Centre based on a Russian-design research reactor in…

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