Germany to increase investment in African energy

Aug 9, 2020

“Germany-Africa Economic Relations: Making Deals Post COVID-19” highlighted opportunities for German businesses in Africa’s power production, clean energy, and digitalization and technology sectors; An opening keynote was given by H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea; Panelists included Ibrahima Mané, Director General for Cooperation & Financing…

Read More

Conducive regulation could unlock Guinea’s green mini-grid market – Experts

Aug 8, 2020

The African Development Bank, through the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), recently organised a webinar on the assessment report of the green mini-grid market in Guinea. The webinar, produced by the Carbon Trust firm as part of the implementation of the Green Mini-Grid Market Development Program (PDM MRV), was moderated by the African Development…

Read More

Coal-bed methane can fire up development in Zimbabwe

Aug 8, 2020

Zimbabwe needs more energy, especially electrical energy, first to catch up on all the power stations we never built and then to have extra in hand so the economy can grow swiftly without farmers, miners and industrialists continually complaining about inadequate power infrastructure. And if we are to achieve the Vision 2030 goal of a…

Read More

Escom’s importation of electricity poles costs local Malawi firm K2.5bn

Aug 7, 2020

A local timber plantation company has lamented that Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) decision to import poles for electricity has cost the company K2.5 billion risking local jobs. Raiply managing director Krishna Dassi has told minister of Labour Ken Kandodo that the state run power distribution company stopped buying local poles for electricity in…

Read More

Bad weather disrupts efforts to stop oil spill offshore Mauritius

Aug 7, 2020

The carrier was en route to Brazil from China and held 3,894 tons of low-sulfur fuel oil, 207 tons of diesel and 90 tons of lubricant oil, according to the Environment Ministry. “Due to bad weather and constant pounding over the past few days, the starboard side bunker tanker has been breached and an amount…

Read More

Ghana’s President pushes for more indigenous involvement in development of oil, gas resources

Aug 7, 2020

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stressed the need for the country to take charge of its petroleum sector, with more Ghanaians directly involved in the process of developing the oil and gas resources. Although Ghana is making steady progress in the local content in the petroleum sector, the development of Ghana’s oil and gas…

Read More

Tripartite discussions over Ethiopia’s hydropower dam stall once again

Aug 7, 2020

Egypt’s government has announced that it will withdraw from the latest round of Nile dam talks to hold internal consultations. The statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Water said that its decision to withdraw from the latest round of tripartite negotiations with Sudan and Ethiopia comes after Addis Ababa proposed a new draft of filling…

Read More

Gas tensions ramp up in East Med as Greece, Egypt sign sea border deal

Aug 7, 2020

Tensions in the gas-rich East Mediterranean continue to ratchet up following an agreement signed Aug. 6 between Greece and Egypt on the delimitation of the maritime zones between the two countries. The agreement — details of which were not disclosed — follows a controversial memorandum of understanding between Turkey and Libya in late 2019 to…

Read More

Six-day fuel queues build as Port Sudan runs on empty

Aug 7, 2020

Owners of minibuses in Port Sudan now endure queues of up to six days at filling stations, as the chronic fuel shortage in the city deepens. The head of the Minibus Drivers Union, Mohamed Obashar, told Radio Dabanga that the Red Sea state Economic Committee as a failure. He called on the new governor to…

Read More

Rehabilitated Nanyuki Rail expected to reduce fuel costs for Kenyans

Aug 7, 2020

Kenyans living in Mount Kenya and Northern regions will now benefit from a cheaper and safer fuel after the refurbishment of Nairobi-Nanyuki railway line which will provide a cheaper and safer way to transport fuel to those areas. Petroleum Principal Secretary Andrew Kamau, during a familiarizationtour of the railway line noted that it is cheaper…

Read More