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Nigeria needs investment to increase its renewable energy output

Energy remains one of the main constraints for economic growth in Nigeria. The lack of reliable access and irregular power supply is a persistent problem affecting businesses across the country. It also discourages foreign investors...

By Ademola Adenle 19 Jan 2016 10:14

Nigeria minister sees emergency OPEC meeting in March

Nigerian oil minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu said on Tuesday, 12 January, that he expects an extraordinary meeting of the OPEC oil cartel in "early March" to address nosediving crude prices...

13 Jan 2016 07:31

China pledges $800m for Ivory Coast electricity project

China will provide Ivory Coast with over $800m (€730m) for a major expansion of its electrical grid which would bring power to 500 towns, officials announced on Tuesday, 22 December...

24 Dec 2015 05:53

Africa's energy industry needs a clear policy environment

Meeting the demands for Africa's critical energy infrastructure was in the spotlight at the annual Infrastructure Africa Business Forum which was recently held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

10 Sep 2015 13:00

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

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

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

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

Shell declares force majeure on Nigeria crude exports because of leaks

Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell has halted crude exports from a key terminal in southern Nigeria because of a leak in a supply pipeline, a spokesman said on Thursday, 7 May...

11 May 2015 12:37

Nigeria's state oil firm needs complete overhaul, audit says

A government-ordered audit into Nigeria's powerful state oil company found that it needs to be completely and urgently overhauled, after corruption scandals and suspect spending have tarnished its reputation...

30 Apr 2015 08:04

Depth of Africa coverage improves

Coverage of the rest of Africa in our media provides an interesting gauge of our relationship with the continent since our borders opened up 20 years ago...

By Anton Harber 5 Dec 2014 04:53

Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014 11:50

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014 08:27

Africa must look for partnerships

Africa needs to form partnerships with the developed nations in order to realise the continent's goal to industrialise, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said .

By Chris Bathembu 5 Aug 2014 06:01

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

By Nick Hedley 30 Jul 2014 12:13

Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia

Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014 11:02

WBHO's earnings drop 20.2% to 581.5c

Construction company Wilson Bayly Holmes Ovcon (WBHO) reported a 20.2% decline in diluted headline earnings per share (HEPS) from 729.0c a year ago to 581.5c for the six months to December .

25 Feb 2014 10:09

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