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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…
Apr 15, 2015
South African utility Eskom said on Tuesday it had lost 9 500 megawatts (MW) of electricity due to unplanned outages, forcing it to implement widespread power cuts, in one of…
Apr 06, 2015
Enel Green Power has set the ball rolling on one of the wind energy projects it secured in auctions under the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.…
Apr 03, 2015
While parts of sub-Saharan Africa are providing piecemeal opportunities to international wind developers, South Africa entered a league of its own in 2014 as a fully-fledged wind market. It reached…
Mar 28, 2015
Johannesburg - State power company Eskom said Friday more than 1,000 workers building South Africa's first new power plant in 20 years have been sacked for staging an illegal strike,…

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