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Nov 05, 2015
Zambian President Edgar Lungu said he won’t allow Glencore Plc’s local unit to cut about 4,000 jobs and that the nation, which is Africa’s second-biggest copper producer, will find other…
Nov 03, 2015
Gilat Satcom said it will provide non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in Africa with free broadband connectivity over its satellite networks. Gilat Satcom is a long-term sponsor of NetHope, a consortium…
Oct 29, 2015
Renewable energy projects financed by Standard Bank are currently producing more than 40% of the 1760 Megawatts (MW) by Independent Power Producers, (IPP’s), under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Procurement…
May 22, 2015
State-owned Transnet National Port Authority’s (TNPA’s) Dredging Service division launched its 5 500 m3 trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD), the Ilembe, at the shipyard of manufacturer Royal IHC, in Rotterdam,…
May 13, 2015
The Nigerian government says a 10MW capacity wind farm is almost complete and has already begun functioning on trial basis. Situated in the Northwestern state of Katsina, the project is…
May 12, 2015
Africa needs almost R5.5trn ($450bn) investment in the energy sector to reduce power outages by half and achieve energy excess in urban areas, former acting Eskom CEO Zethembe Khosa told…
May 04, 2015
Africa requires investments to the tune of $60 billion in the next 25 years to end its perennial energy deficit, according to a new report. The report published by the…
May 02, 2015
Iran’s Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zangeneh welcomes South Africa’s Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson at the start of her last Tuesday visit to Tehran. (SHANA photo) An Iranian Petroleum Ministry…
Apr 29, 2015
Puma Energy, the globally integrated midstream and downstream energy company, has opened one of the world’s largest conventional buoy mooring (CBM) systems in Luanda Bay, Angola. The fuel loading buoy,…
Apr 28, 2015
Two big construction orders in Africa totalling nearly $5.5 billion have been signed by China's largest railway constructor, China Railway Construction Corp (CRCC). The contracts, signed by CRCC China-Africa Construction…
Apr 22, 2015
Sub-Saharan Africa’s infrastructure lags well behind that of other developing countries -- and the gap continues to widen, exceeding US$90-billion per year over the coming decade, the latest in a…
Apr 20, 2015
The Prieska plant will be completed in 2016. Source: SunPower. Tier-1 PV module manufacturer and project developer SunPower has started work on an 86MW plant in South Africa. The company’s…
Apr 17, 2015
When oil prices plunged in the 90s, Africa was a major beneficiary. Yes, exporters like Nigeria and Angola suffered as their revenues dropped, but overall the continent benefited. Back then,…
Apr 17, 2015
The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, yesterday appraised the just concluded general election, describing its conduct with the use of permanent voter cards (PVCs) as a novel…

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