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Ethiopian protestors march down 42nd Street in New York during a “It’s my Dam” protest on March 11, 2021. Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images
Solar and wind power could break the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam deadlockArticle

For several years, political tensions between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have been escalating in a conflict over the near-complete Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd)...

Sebastian Sterl 19 Apr 2021

Ghana's Bui Dam raises concerns - again - about hydro power projects
Ghana's Bui Dam raises concerns - again - about hydro power projectsArticle

In the early years of African independence, hydroelectricity offered the promise of modernity and development...

Roger Gocking 24 Mar 2021

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
#AUW2019: Coal still critical to IRP, Radebe saysArticle

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe's vague promise that South Africa's long-overdue energy blueprint, the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), will be "concluded imminently" did, however, clearly indicate that coal would still play a prominent role in the country's energy mix...

Nicci Botha 15 May 2019

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is the new reality. Why a deal must be done
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is the new reality. Why a deal must be doneArticle

Africa's longest river the Nile runs through 11 countries. One of them is Ethiopia which contributes about 85% of the Nile water flowing to Sudan and Egypt...

Shimelis Dessu 27 Feb 2019

Green buildings must do more to fix our climate emergency
Green buildings must do more to fix our climate emergencyArticle

After more than three decades of talk about the potential of building green, we've still failed to change the way we design and construct buildings...

Meg Holden and Rebecca Holt 6 Feb 2019

In Zambia businesses in the food processing sector, are in for a tough time. flickr/Simon Hess
Small businesses in Africa will be on the frontline of climate changeArticle

Climate change is going to have huge consequences all over the world, especially in Africa...

Kate Gannon, & Declan Conway 5 Dec 2018

Can renewables supply 100% of our energy?
Can renewables supply 100% of our energy?Article

The naysayers have long held that renewables are too unpredictable for us to rely on them totally to supply energy...

25 May 2018

#AEI2018: Energy - the golden thread
#AEI2018: Energy - the golden threadArticle

With the demand for energy expected to increase substantially to 2040 globally, Africa is no exception...

Danette Breitenbach 21 Feb 2018

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Conservationists hope World Bank funds will help save SelousArticle

Conservationists believe that part of $150m offered by the World Bank for boosting tourism in the southern circuit can be used to mitigate effects of economic projects planned within the Selous Game Reserve...

21 Feb 2018

Massive water donation from growers help delay Day Zero
Massive water donation from growers help delay Day ZeroArticle

Growers in the Elgin, Grabouw, Vyeboom and Villiersdorp valleys have made a voluntary water donation of 10 million cubic meters...

7 Feb 2018

Chinese solar boom sparks global renewables boon: study
Chinese solar boom sparks global renewables boon: studyArticle

A Chinese boom in solar panel installation last year helped drive global investment in renewable clean energy technology to record levels, a new study showed Tuesday, 16 January...

19 Jan 2018

Kapichila hydro power station. Photo: Afriem
Drought behind worsening power outages in MalawiArticle

BLANTRYE - Large parts of Malawi have been plunged into darkness as water levels at the country's main hydro power plant fell to critical levels due to a severe drought, the electricity company...

11 Dec 2017

Hydroelectric dams threaten Brazil's mysterious Pantanal - one of the world's great wetlands
Hydroelectric dams threaten Brazil's mysterious Pantanal - one of the world's great wetlandsArticle

The Pantanal in central South America may not be as globally famous as the Amazon rainforest, but it has the continent's highest concentration of wildlife...

Lauren Crabb, Anna Laing, Bronwen Whitney, Carlos 10 Nov 2017

The attempt to replenish Lake Chad's water may fail again. Here's why
The attempt to replenish Lake Chad's water may fail again. Here's whyArticle

The Transaqua Project is a big, ambitious initiative to replenish the waters of Lake Chad, a fresh water inland lake in Central Africa...

Adegboyega Adeniran and Katherine Daniell 6 Oct 2017

The River Nile at Cairo, Egypt. Flickr/Emad Faied
Why the 11 countries that rely on the Nile need to reach a river deal soonArticle

More than 300 million people rely on the waters of the River Nile...

Richard Kyle Paisley 29 Aug 2017

Rainfall set to boost growth in southern Africa
Rainfall set to boost growth in southern AfricaArticle

While not downplaying the suffering in the afflicted areas, there is at least good news to report on agricultural output elsewhere on the African continent, which should be powerful enough to meaningfully raise economic growth...

Steve Johnson 8 May 2017

Low water levels aid plans for rehabilitation of Kariba Dam
Low water levels aid plans for rehabilitation of Kariba DamArticle

In the months ahead, the Kariba Dam hydroelectric scheme must deal with the twin challenges of not holding enough water on the one hand and too much of it on the other...

Tom Nevin 18 Jan 2017

Ethiopia inaugurates dam to double energy output
Ethiopia inaugurates dam to double energy outputArticle

Ethiopia on Saturday, 17 December, inaugurated a hydroelectric dam that aims to double the country's electricity output, but which critics say is a threat to locals and a UNESCO-listed lake in Kenya...

20 Dec 2016

Charging up developing nations with solar energy
Charging up developing nations with solar energyArticle

Morocco, Singapore and India are investing heavily in the abundant power of the sun...

Emile Uys 6 Dec 2016

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B2B networking platform for fashion industryArticle

With Fashionomics, the African Development Bank plans to raise the profile of African fashion and textiles on the international stage...

6 Sep 2016

PPC cements African growth plan with new Zimbabwe plant
PPC cements African growth plan with new Zimbabwe plantArticle

PPC is spending $200m on expanding its production facilities in Zimbabwe by 2020 as the nation's cement market evolves from mostly cash-in-hand sales for home building and renovation to renewed maintenance spending on national infrastructure...

Mark Allix 7 Jul 2015

PPC cements African growth plan with new Zimbabwe plant
PPC cements African growth plan with new Zimbabwe plantArticle

PPC is spending $200m on expanding its production facilities in Zimbabwe by 2020 as the nation's cement market evolves from...

Mark Allix 7 Jul 2015

Groynes at the Keta Sea Defense Project on Ghana’s coast. Kwasi Addo Appeaning
Why Ghana needs a new approach to stop the erosion of its coastlineArticle

Ghana's economic growth rate is expected to pick up again next year after two years of slowdown following the country's stellar 7% growth in 2013. But this success has come at a price...

Kwasi Addo Appeaning 3 Jul 2015

Environmental Certificate awarded to plug-in hybrid
Environmental Certificate awarded to plug-in hybridArticle

The Mercedes-Benz S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID's high environmental compatibility has now also been confirmed by the inspectors at the TÜV Süd technical inspection authority in Stuttgart...

10 Dec 2014

Political risk cover 'make or break' for power projects in Sub-Saharan Africa
Political risk cover 'make or break' for power projects in Sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc. has released its whitepaper entitled Political Risks in Sub-Saharan Africa - a view from the Power Sector which argues that energy is the 'oxygen' of an economy, and examines the effects of political risk on key power projects.

23 Jul 2014

World Bank provides US$14,7bn to Africa
World Bank provides US$14,7bn to AfricaArticle

The World Bank committed a record US$14.7bn in its fiscal year to June to support economic growth and better development prospects in Africa despite uncertain economic conditions in the rest of the global economy.

1 Aug 2013

Hydroelectric renewable energy power is here to stay
Hydroelectric renewable energy power is here to stayArticle

According to the Southern African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA) blog, hydroelectric power is one of the oldest and best established sources of renewable energy. Lately, small-scale run-of-river hydro schemes have been gaining traction in many developing countries, especially in rural areas. Hydropower constitutes the world's largest source of renewable electricity, having contributed nearly 16% of total electrical power generation in 2011.

1 Oct 2012

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