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Togolese localities receive new infrastructure for the supply of electricity

Feb 1, 2020

The localities of Vo-Asso and Zooti (in the Gulf prefecture) have recently been provided with new infrastructure for the supply of electricity. The works, for a total cost of FCFA 285 million (FCFA 131 million for Vo-Asso and 154 million for Zooti), enabled the prefecture to provide 11.9 km of medium voltage, and 9.6 km…

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Egyptian investors look to get involved in DRC’s electricity sector

Feb 1, 2020

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, investments in the electricity sector are arousing the interest of Egyptian industrialists. These funds have indeed made, with the Egyptian Minister of Energy, a field visit in order to discuss the opportunities with the Congolese Prime Minister, Sylvestre Illunga Ilunkamba. “We came with a large delegation to see how…

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Mozambique appoints new Chair for hydrocarbon company

Jan 31, 2020

The Mozambican government on Tuesday appointed Estevao Pale as the new chairperson of the board of the National Hydrocarbon Company (ENH), replacing Omar Mitha, whose four year term of office expired last August. Pale was previously managing director of an ENH subsidiary, the Mozambican Hydrocarbon Company (CMH), which is involved in selling the natural gas…

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$8bn required for solar fields in Zimbabwe – Dutch devt agency

Jan 31, 2020

Dutch development agency Hivos says Zimbabwe requires US$8 billion investment into solar fields if the country is to solve crippling power shortages that have seen most suburbs going for up to 18 hours daily without electricity. Zimbabwe has since last year endured crippling power shortages as a result of depleted water levels at Kariba Dam,…

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U.S. Govt reportedly rejects Togar Nimley as Chairman-Designate of Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission

Jan 31, 2020

FrontPageAfrica has reliably learned that the United States Government has suspended the spending authority of the Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia (MCAL) due to President George Weah’s failure to adhere to a diplomatic note warning against the nomination of Mr. Toga Nimley as chairman of the Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission. The Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission is part…

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EEP Africa opens grant financing for early stage clean power projects in Southern and East Africa

Jan 31, 2020

EEP Africa has opened a call for proposals aimed at applicants in need of grant financing to implement innovative early-stage clean energy projects in Southern and East Africa. The call for proposals was announced on 28 January 2020. The theme of the call is ‘Clean Energy Powering Green Growth’ with particular focus on impact-driven companies working…

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Equatorial Guinea looks to deliver on its cross border gas venture potential

Jan 31, 2020

Equatorial Guinea is positioning itself as a hub for gas in the Gulf of Guinea and hopes to deliver where others have failed: developing the first successful cross-border gas venture on the continent Gas is a major priority for Equatorial Guinea and its neighbours. While Cameroon brought on stream Africa’s first Floating LNG project in…

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Cenfura and C4D will provide mini-grids to 6,500 communities in South Africa

Jan 31, 2020

The Cenfura platform has recently signed an agreement with Cover 4 Development (C4D) for the deployment of solar mini-grids in communities in South Africa. This solution could help South African households cope with deficiencies in the core network of the public company Eskom. Payment for the electricity will be made via the XCF Token crypto-money.…

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Togolese Govt looks to attain 500 eco-villages target

Jan 31, 2020

Togo’s rural electrification strategy is based on the construction of eco-villages. There are already two such rural settlements in Togo that promote sustainable development and fight against climate change. Five more are under construction, and the government plans to increase this number to 500. The Togolese government’s enthusiasm for eco-villages is considerable and internationally recognised.…

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Kunene solar plant completed in Namibia

Jan 30, 2020

The environment ministry, with the help of the Environmental Investment Fund, has completed the construction of a 150-killowatt solar plant, in the Kunene region. The plant worth N$5,2 million is seen as the fund’s contribution to Namibia’s attainment of renewable energy and energy efficiency targets. It is also part of the Environmental Investment Fund’s (EIF)…

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