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20-carat Okavango Blue diamond unveiled
20-carat Okavango Blue diamond unveiled

The biggest blue diamond discovery ever made in Botswana has been unveiled to the world by Okavango Diamond Company (ODC)...

18 Apr 2019

Image: Richards Bay Minerals
Dirty deeds: how to stop Australian miners abroad being linked to death and destruction

Australian companies dominate African mining. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade counts 175 ASX-listed companies operating in 35 African countries...

By Julia Dehm 17 Apr 2019

Copper was part of the deal between the DRC and the Chinese company Sicomines. Shutterstock
The DRC and China's Sicomines: why future deals should be different

It was confidently billed at the time as the "deal of the century". The Sino Congolaise des Mines (Sicomines) was the most significant Chinese investment project in Africa when it was agreed in 2007...

By Andoni Maiza Larrarte & Gloria Claudio-Quiroga 3 Apr 2019

USAID launches 3 Centres of Excellence to build links between Egyptian, US universities
USAID launches 3 Centres of Excellence to build links between Egyptian, US universities

These centres have been created to foster high-quality applied research and build relationships among the education community, the private sector, and policymakers...

3 Apr 2019

How data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning
How data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning

Access to reliable and affordable electricity brings many benefits. It supports the growth of small businesses, allows students to study at night and protects health...

By Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña, Joseph Mutale, Mathaios Panteli, and Pierluigi Mancarella 14 Mar 2019

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube
Zim to relax mine ownership rules

When the Zimbabwean government announced it would relax the indigenisation and economic empowerment regulations in late 2017,it was restricted to the platinum and diamond mining sectors only...

11 Mar 2019

SA committed to more renewable power
SA committed to more renewable power

Government says it remains committed to expanding the availability of renewable power to enhance the country's energy mix...

28 Feb 2019

Azuri Technologies, pay-as-you-go solar technology provider.
Azuri launches pay-as-you-go solar satellite TV in Kenya

The off-grid solar market is in the midst of a serious boom, already growing beyond the simple necessities of lighting and phone charging...

26 Feb 2019

Total makes significant gas find off Mossel Bay
Total makes significant gas find off Mossel Bay

Total has made a significant gas condensate discovery on the Brulpadda prospects in the Outeniqua Basin, 175 kms off the southern coast of South Africa...

8 Feb 2019

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo
#MiningIndaba2019: It's time to make Africa prosperous

Africa is home to 30% of the world's mineral reserves. The irony is that a continent that is so rich in minerals is home of the world's poorest people...

By Nicci Botha 7 Feb 2019

John Wellborn, managing director and CEO of Resolute Mining
#MiningIndaba2019: World's first fully automated mine

Technology will breathe new life into an old mine when Syama gold mine in south Mali is becomes the first fully-automated mine in the world...

By Nicci Botha 7 Feb 2019

Top 5 African youth innovators selected for Africa Energy Indaba 2019
Top 5 African youth innovators selected for Africa Energy Indaba 2019

The Africa Energy Indaba 2019 platform has announced the top five nominees for Africa's Youth Energy Innovator award...

25 Jan 2019

Registration now open for APPO Cape VII Congress and Exhibition conference
Registration now open for APPO Cape VII Congress and Exhibition conference

The African Petroleum Producers Organisation and its member countries call for unity, cooperation and reform amongst oil producers ahead of the Cape VII Congress and Exhibition, which will take place from 1-5 April 2019 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, under the theme Pathways to Shared Prosperity in the African Petroleum Industry.

22 Jan 2019

10 developments that will shape Africa's energy sector in 2019
10 developments that will shape Africa's energy sector in 2019

The new year brings a new set of dynamics and challenges set to influence the future of the energy industry, from presidential elections to megaprojects developments, amidst intensifying international competition...

By NJ Ayuk 21 Jan 2019

A new way to curb nitrogen pollution: Regulate fertiliser producers, not just farmers
A new way to curb nitrogen pollution: Regulate fertiliser producers, not just farmers

Reducing nitrogen pollution around the globe is an urgent environmental goal, but extremely challenging - in part because the main human source is agriculture...

By David Kanter 21 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What's happening in the African energy space?
#BizTrends2019: What's happening in the African energy space?

Experts provide insight in to the emerging trends in African energy and infrastructure projects.

16 Jan 2019

How is Africa going to answer its increasing demand for energy?
How is Africa going to answer its increasing demand for energy?

Africa's ever-growing population and accelerating economic growth has resulted in a steady increase in the demand for energy, which is a major concern among energy sector leaders.

9 Jan 2019

Privatisation, productivity and the potential of mini grids
Privatisation, productivity and the potential of mini grids

To continue on the economic growth trajectory many African countries find themselves on, they need reliable, sustainable sources of energy. However, the continent finds itself trailing behind other emerging markets...

26 Nov 2018

Not enough being invested to meet energy goals
Not enough being invested to meet energy goals

The finance required to close electricity gaps remain dramatically short of what is needed to meet global energy goals by 2030...

21 Nov 2018

Renewables won't solve Africa's energy crisis on their own
Renewables won't solve Africa's energy crisis on their own

Renewable energy alone is not the solution to Africa's energy woes...

21 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

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

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

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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