NJ Ayuk, executive chairman African Energy Chamber
Angola joins gas exporting body

Angola has joined the GECF, the organisation at the forefront of promoting the use of natural gas as an affordable and sustainable fuel of choice for sustainable development....

15 Nov 2018

African Development Bank launches energy portal
African Development Bank launches energy portal

An online portal has been launched that will consolidate, validate and disseminate energy data and insights across Africa's energy value chain, covering generation, transmission, distribution, regulation and policy.

13 Nov 2018

Reppie thermal plant. Photo: Cambridge Industries
Africa's bumpy road to sustainable energy

Sub-Saharan Africa produces approximately 62-million tonnes of waste per year, including plastic waste, according to the World Bank...

By Eleni Mourdoukoutas 12 Nov 2018

Wind turbines aren't quite 'apex predators', but the truth is far more interesting
Wind turbines aren't quite 'apex predators', but the truth is far more interesting

Wind turbines are, it appears, everywhere. Even if you can't see some on the horizon on your way into work every day, it is hard to miss the continual news coverage...

By Jeroen Minderman 8 Nov 2018

Dr Fatih Birol, executive director, International Energy Agency, and South African Energy Minister Jeff Radebe
#AOW2018: SA "aggressively" pursuing a new refinery with Saudis, Radebe says

South Africa's much mooted seventh refinery is on the way...

By Nicci Botha 7 Nov 2018

Chris Bredenham
#AOW2018: Africa's O&G industry on the up, says PwC report

The African oil & gas industry has been on a rocky road, with external factors placing pressure on companies to be more cost-effective and efficient...

6 Nov 2018

Women under-represented in the African power sector
Women under-represented in the African power sector

Integrating gender in the power sector would create opportunities for women and strengthen the sector to support improved healthcare, education and entrepreneurial opportunities...

31 Oct 2018

Angola, Brazil sign oil deal
Angola, Brazil sign oil deal

In exchange for 20,000 barrels of crude a day, Brazil wil provide Angola with a finance line and export credit insurance worth $2bn...

22 Oct 2018

Changing the face of Africa's mining regulation
Changing the face of Africa's mining regulation

In sub-Saharan Africa mining is no longer about the extraction of minerals, it has become the mainstay of mineral producing economies...

By Patience Panashe 15 Oct 2018

More than 30,000 diamonds seized in Angola
More than 30,000 diamonds seized in Angola

Over 30,000 diamonds were seized in various provinces of country, as part of the transparency operation carried out by the Angolan executive since September 25...

11 Oct 2018

How we can turn plastic waste into green energy
How we can turn plastic waste into green energy

In the adventure classic Back to the Future, Emmett "Doc" Brown uses energy generated from rubbish to power his DeLorean time machine...

By Anh Phan 2 Oct 2018

Roadmap for Angola: 2019 and Beyond
Roadmap for Angola: 2019 and Beyond

The government revised the growth forecast to 2.2% in August, compared to 4.9% in the previous forecast, and the IMF forecast 2.3% of economic growth...

28 Sep 2018

South Africa is the only African country that has nuclear power. The Koeberg nuclear reactor cooling tower. Shutterstock
Why nuclear energy should be part of Africa's energy mix

Africa has the least nuclear power of any continent in the world, with the exception of where nuclear power is banned...

By Oluwole Olutola 17 Sep 2018

Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced
Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced

The top 10 nominees in the African Innovation Foundation's (AIF) Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 have been announced...

14 Sep 2018

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How solar kits and battery lamps are replacing kerosene across Africa

For decades, people in rural Africa have been using sooty kerosene lamps to dimly light their homes...

By Jörg Peters 6 Sep 2018

Is Africa ready for nuclear energy?
Is Africa ready for nuclear energy?

Years back, nuclear energy was a fancy option limited to the industrialised world. In due course, nuclear could be an energy source for much of Africa, where only South Africa currently has a nuclear power plant...

By Laura Gil 30 Aug 2018

President João Lourenço. Photo: Angop
Angolan investment honeymoon looks to be over

When Angolan President, João Lourenço, took power a year ago, there was a wave of market optimism and fresh investor interest...

23 Aug 2018

Karel Cornelissen, CEO, Energy Partners
Smaller grids may be better to power Africa

Research by the World Bank indicates an estimated $100bn in infrastructure investment is needed to close the electrification gap in Africa...

By Karel Cornelissen 23 Aug 2018

What kind of beast will the African utility of the future be?
What kind of beast will the African utility of the future be?

The future of African power utilities and the challenges they face has highlighted four possible scenarios of what the continent's energy sector will look like by the year 2030...

31 Jul 2018

Photo: International Energy Agency
US Gas Roadmap to light up Africa

Kenya and Tanzania are among nine African countries set to benefit from an ambitious US-led initiative to invest in gas-powered power plants...

By Njiraini Muchira 27 Jul 2018

New, in-depth African renewable energy report launched
New, in-depth African renewable energy report launched

Hogan Lovells has launched its new report, Africa and Renewables: Wholesale change or short term surge?...

25 Jun 2018

Khi Solar One near Upington. Photo: Wikicommons
How sub-Saharan Africa can harness its big electricity opportunities

Electricity lifts people out of poverty and improves their health and standards of living. Yet 1.3 billion of the world's people don't have access to it. And more than half of them are in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Mercè Labordena 11 Jun 2018

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Russian President Vladimir Putin. Egypt seems likely to be the next African country with nuclear energy. EPA
Why nuclear power for African countries doesn't make sense

Over the last few years, reports have surfaced of a range of African countries planning nuclear power plants...

By Hartmut Winkler 7 Jun 2018

Why foreign investment is no easy fix for Africa's energy needs
Why foreign investment is no easy fix for Africa's energy needs

Foreign investment in sub-Saharan Africa's power sector has reached a record-high...

By Philipp Trotter and Sabah Abdullah 31 May 2018

#MFGIndaba: Africa's opportunity to unlock industrial growth potential
#MFGIndaba: Africa's opportunity to unlock industrial growth potential

Manufacturing Indaba 2018 promises to be bigger and more innovative than ever before, providing the broader manufacturing industry with a roadmap and the connections to unlock their growth potential and deliver accelerated GDP growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2018

Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done
Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

At least 110 million of the 600 million people still living without access to electricity in Africa live in urban areas. Most are within a stone throw from existing power grid infrastructure...

By Rebekah Shirley 11 May 2018

African Utility Week Industry Awards finalists announced
African Utility Week Industry Awards finalists announced

The awards recognises pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry...

8 May 2018

Inaugural Africa Blue Economy Forum to coincide with World Oceans Day
Inaugural Africa Blue Economy Forum to coincide with World Oceans Day

More than 150 delegates and speakers are expected to attend the inaugural Africa Blue Economy Forum...

30 Apr 2018

Laúca Hydropower Plant. Photo: Lahmeyer
Laúca sets milestone as Angola's largest hydro project

Laúca Hydropower Plant is about to become the largest hydropower plant in Angola, as the newly commissioned third power generation group brings the current installed power capacity to over 1,000MW...

25 Apr 2018

2018 African Infrastructure Project Developers Awards shortlist announced
2018 African Infrastructure Project Developers Awards shortlist announced

Africa investor (Ai) recently announced the shortlisted candidates for its 2018 African Infrastructure Projects Developer Awards...

24 Apr 2018

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