Engineering

May 28, 2018
Afrobarometer, a pan-African, non-partisan research network, recently released a report highlighting Africa’s electricity challenges. Power shortages can hamper socioeconomic development, but they also have implications for health and education. The…
May 20, 2018
Kenya will start the small scale export of crude oil from its fields in the far northern county of Turkana in June after an agreement on how to share the…
Apr 28, 2018
Kenya’s energy minister ordered the energy regulatory commission to review electricity tariffs after consumer complaints that monthly bills from Kenya Power had jumped in the second half of last year.…
Feb 28, 2018
Oil production for Angola, Africa’s No. 2 crude producer, averaged 1.632 million barrels per day in 2017, down from 1.72 million barrels the previous year, the chairman of the state-run…
Feb 23, 2018
Kenya Power posted a 19 percent drop in first-half pretax profit, mainly due to sluggish economic growth and higher financing costs. The firm, which is the main electricity distributor in…
Feb 13, 2018
South African miner Exxaro Resources said on Tuesday it would pay a special dividend of 4.5 billion rand ($377 million) from its income reserves after the firm sold stake in…
Feb 07, 2018
Africa-focused oil and natural gas producer Tullow Oil reported on Wednesday a surprise annual operating profit after three years in the red, and said it expected first oil from Kenya…
Feb 07, 2018
Petrochemicals group Sasol completed a 13.6 billion rand ($1 billion) expansion of a wax plant in South Africa that will boost its annual production, the firm said on Tuesday. Sasol,…
Jan 30, 2018
Donald Trump tweeted something true recently. Responding to the protests in Iran, the US president stated that “The people are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth…
Jan 29, 2018
PSA Group’s Opel plans to start exporting cars to Tunisia and Morocco from its European plants, its chief executive told German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) in an interview. France’s…
Jan 13, 2018
German automaker Volkswagen (VW) plans to double output at its Kenyan assembly plant and could build a second model there, Kenya’s presidential office said without giving a timeline. VW set…
Jan 04, 2018
Like many other men and women in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, Agostinho feels optimistic about the future. After years of living in extreme poverty, he now has his own business and…
Dec 28, 2017
In recent years, major discoveries of gas reserves by several African nations seemed to herald an era of cheap electricity, and the prospect of an additional export product to boost…
Dec 21, 2017
Nothing comes for free, especially online. Websites and apps that don’t charge you for their services are often collecting your data or bombarding you with advertising. Now some sites have…

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