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Two oil giants could face trial in Italy over Nigerian deal

A Milan court is to decide whether to go ahead with criminal proceedings against Shell and ENI over rights to a Nigerian oilfield...

By Jan-Philipp Scholz 20 Apr 2017

Solar energy for Zambia can end poverty in sub-Saharan Africa

When electricity reaches Zambia through the solar market, we could see a dramatic decrease in poverty and a surge in creative entrepreneurs contributing to a thriving economy...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

80mw power project to benefit three countries

Over 7,000 households in Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi are set to benefit from 80 megawatts of electricity from the Rusumo Falls hydro-electric project...

By Alvar Mwakyusa 18 Apr 2017

African shifts towards small-scale power generation

The emerging trend in the African energy sector is a shift away from utility-scale developments to community-sized generation projects...

28 Mar 2017

How the brushless motor can catalyse energy efficiency

If you consider yourself an entrepreneur or an inventor designing products that require a motor, one of the simplest ways to make your product energy efficient is to use a brushless motor...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Mar 2017

Solar technology applied in an ingenious way

A solar power system was considered the logical way in which to provide electricity to power the irrigation pumps on a new macadamia farm on the outskirts of Hazyview, Mpumalanga...

27 Mar 2017

Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?

Kenya is on the cusp of real growth and innovation. In fact, according to the African Economic Outlook in 2015, East Africa was again the continent's fastest-growing region...

By Stephen du Preez 15 Mar 2017

Future Energy to address Africa's power potential

Regional power events in Africa, including EAPIC and WAPIC, have been renamed to Future Energy, in order to reflect the optimism and potential of the energy and power sectors on the continent...

24 Feb 2017

New categories added to African Utility Week Industry Awards

The fourth annual African Utility Week Industry Awards will honour pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry on the continent...

20 Feb 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies

Sub-Saharan Africa trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy...

16 Feb 2017

Switch your radar on

Many in the business world are glad to see the back of 2016, but one month into 2017 and not much has changed. This is because what we are experiencing is not just a bump in the road; we are living in an inflection point in history where all the rules are being rewritten...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Feb 2017

Africa needs to manage food, water and energy in a way that connects all three

There is an increasing global demand for food, water and energy. All three are inter-linked, a fact that has increasingly become the focus of attention for policy makers and governments...

By Agathe Maupin and Mercy Mwanikah Ojoyi 23 Jan 2017

Firms push envelope with bright ideas to deliver energy to Africa

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a specialised unit at the UCT Graduate School of Business, said in 2015 that in terms of current trends, it would take until 2080 for every African to have access to electricity...

By Tsakane Ngoepe and Tine Henriksen 11 Jan 2017

Steering committee selected for WAIPEC

The West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (WAIPEC) has announced its steering committee, which will guide the content of over 25 business...

22 Dec 2016

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