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As desert encroaches, Niger turns to natural gas

Threatened by the advance of a desert that already covers two-thirds of Niger, the poor Sahel nation hopes to halt rapid deforestation by promoting natural gas...

30 Jul 2015 07:57

SkyPower to invest $2bn in Kenyan solar projects

SkyPower has signed a $2.2bn agreement with Kenya for the development of 1GW of world-class solar projects to be built in four phases over the next five years...

28 Jul 2015 06:35



Zimbabwe company inks USD1.1bn thermal power deal with China

A Zimbabwean company on Thursday, 23 July 2015, signed a $1.1bn agreement with the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) to build a 600-megawatt thermal power plant, a move expected to ease power cuts in the country...

27 Jul 2015 07:45

Gruelling work for a tiny share of DR Congo's mineral wealth

Alphonse stands in knee-deep muddy water, a former businessman in DR Congo's southeastern mining region of Katanga...

By Marc Jourdier 13 Jul 2015 10:10

Tanzanian parliament passes petroleum bill

Tanzanian lawmakers have passed a new petroleum bill that creates a regulatory and legal framework to manage discoveries and control of the East African nation's natural gas reserves and possible future oil finds, officials said...

7 Jul 2015 07:29

Xtract bets on gold in Mozambique

Xtract Resources intends building Mozambique's first large gold mine and restarting sizeable copper output in the Northern Cape, says CEO Jan Nelson, who was behind the growth of Pan African Resources into a mid-tier gold miner...

3 Jul 2015 09:16

Equatorial Guinea announces new ministerial appointments

Equatorial Guinea's Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy has announced new government appointments and mergers of key internal departments that will streamline its operations and contribute to an overall improvement of governance...

2 Jul 2015 09:42

DR Congo urged to reveal terms of mine concession sale

The Carter Center Friday, 26 June 2015, called on the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to reveal the terms under which a state firm sold a mining concession to a subsidiary of Swiss group Glencore...

29 Jun 2015 07:22

Algeria oil exports plunge 45% through May

Algeria's oil export revenue plunged 45.5% in the first five months of 2015, throwing the balance of trade into the red, customs figures showed Tuesday, 23 June...

25 Jun 2015 11:22

Namibia seeks to review diamond joint venture terms with De Beers

Namibia wants to review the terms of its diamond mining joint venture with the international giant De Beers to ensure more stones are cut and polished locally, a cabinet minister said on Monday, 22 June 2015...

23 Jun 2015 10:26

Lack of electricity hinders DR Congo mining sector

The minerals in the south-eastern Katanga region represent potential riches for the Democratic Republic of Congo, but a lack of electricity is preventing the country from fully exploiting them...

23 Jun 2015 11:08

Nigeria LNG exports reach USD85bn in 15 years

Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited (NLNG), a joint venture between the government and foreign oil majors, has generated some $85bn from exports since its inception 15 years ago, the company announced late Friday, 19 June...

22 Jun 2015 09:20

Eranove to operate Kenié hydro-electric dam in Mali

The Eranove Group, through its Kenié Energie Renouvelable subsidiary, has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the government of the Republic of Mali...

19 Jun 2015 11:21

Erin Energy commences production at Nigerian oil well

Erin Energy Corporation, an oil and gas exploration and production company, announced on Thursday, 18 June 2015, it had commenced production from the Oyo-7 well in Nigeria...

19 Jun 2015 06:47

Lighting up Nigeria, a crucial challenge for new president

Ileowo Kikiowo owns a small media company in Nigeria's frenetic, financial hub of Lagos and like any business around the world, it depends on electricity to stay afloat...

18 Jun 2015 06:32

Hinda Phosphate Project can repay $601m development cost

A definitive feasibility study (DFS) has indicated that Cominco's Hinda Phosphate Project in the Republic of Congo has the capacity to repay its $601m development cost within 26 months...

17 Jun 2015 10:18

APO announces the winner of the 2015 APO Energy Media Award

Kofi Adu Domfeh from Ghana has been selected as the first place winner of the 2015 APO Energy Media Award...

10 Jun 2015 13:24

Mozambique mining regulations for employees a potential burden

The new Mozambique mining regulations for employees in the mining sector could "increase the risk of contract alteration and regulatory burden.

26 May 2015 15:31

We are because of PR

A paraphrase of the definition of Ubuntu - we are because you are - goes some way to explain that apart from our pride in being Africa's premier B2B news distribution channel, Bizcommunity is also proud to be home to a great many of the continent's foremost PR, marketing and digital communications professionals...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 May 2015 12:06

Veolia presents workshop on optimising operations for environmental sustainability of mining

GHANA: Veolia, an environmental resource management organisation, is participating in the 7th West & Central Africa (WaCA) Mining Summit & Expo currently underway at the Accra International Convention Centre in Ghana...

20 May 2015 13:35

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