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Can Africa dodge 'curse' of new oil wealth?


Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Technology and geology are converging to unlock billions of barrels of oil across much of Africa in the coming decade. Can Africa avoid a 'resource curse' and leverage its mineral wealth to...

Categories: Energy, ICT

Private, Public, and Development Players Must Come Together to Power Africa's Future


Source : The Huffington

Tony O. Elumelu, chairman of Heirs Holdings, was the featured speaker at a recent CSIS Africa Program public event, Powering Africa's Progress, which focused on the critical need to accelerate power...

Category: Energy

Ethiopia and Kenya secure funds for $1.26bn power line


Source : Reuters

Ethiopia and Kenya have secured funds for a $1 .26bn power line aimed at improving electricity supply and the project is set for completion in two years´ time, an Ethiopian official said on Wednesday.


Category: Energy

Cameroun - Grand-Nord: La Bad va électrifier des dizaines de villages


Source : L'Oeil du Sahel

Le Conseil d'administration du groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (Bad) a approuvé le 7 octobre 2013 à Tunis, le financement par le Fonds africain de développement (FAD) de l'étude du projet...

Category: Energy

Le Togo a célébré la première journée nationale de l´Energie Durable


Source: Horizon News

Le Togo comme de nombreux pays d´Afrique souffre de problème énergétique durable. En Afrique subsaharienne, plus de 600 millions de personnes n´ont pas accès aux services énergétiques modernes et dépendent...

Category: Energy

Energy alternatives in Africa


Source: Business Excellence

When President Jacob Zuma appointed Elizabeth Dipuo Peters to the post of Energy Minister in 2009 one of the key performance areas he asked her to progress was getting greater private sector...

Category: Energy

AfDB reports significant opportunities of shale gas production in Africa in a new publication


Several African countries have potentially viable shale gas deposits, which, if developed, could lead to lower gas prices, increased consumption of natural gas, reduced greenhouse gas emissions from power generation and...

Category: Energy

Environmental concerns cloud path of African power plans


Business Day

Within days of each other in June, President Barack Obama and US legislators across the spectrum announced a push to lift Africa´s development by providing electricity to millions without it.

That unanimity has...

Category: Energy

East Africa Oil Discoveries Breed Challenges


Voice of America

Significant oil reserves have been discovered in Uganda and Kenya in recent years. However before Kenyans and Ugandans can benefit from the discoveries infrastructure challenges, political issues and special...

Categories: Energy, ICT

US $14.7 billion invested in African clean energy since 2007


Africa Investor

Between 2011 and 2012, the African Development Bank (AfDB) increased by 92% its investment in clean energy in Africa, according to a new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

The publication looks at the clean...

Category: Energy

Africa Is Warmer Thanks to Ozone Hole Over Antarctica


The infamous hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica may have caused warming in southern Africa over the past two decades, researchers say.

However, as the hole in the ozone layer continues to shrink due to ...

Categories: Energy, General

De nombreux Africains paient leurs factures d'eau et d'électricité avec leur téléphone



Cinq des sept milliards de terriens utilisent la technologie mobile. Parmi les nombreux enjeux de développement auxquels elle répond, la question de la bancarisation et de l'accès aux structures financières pour les...

Categories: ICT, Energy

Djibouti et la Banque Mondiale signent un accord pour le développement de la géothermie



La Banque mondiale et Djibouti ont signé lundi un accord de financement pour l'exploitation des ressources volcaniques de Djibouti afin de produire de l'énergie géothermique.

L'IDA, institution de la Banque mondiale...

Category: Energy

West Africa: Best clean energy entrepreneurs to be honoured



Clean energy entrepreneurs - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), a multi-donor initiative administered by the African Development Bank (AfDB), will participate in the West Africa Clean Energy Finance Forum...

Category: Energy

L'électricité d'Inga III attire déjà des preneurs: Pretoria compte acheter 2 500 MW des 4 800 MW à produire



Le projet Inga III Basse Chute constitue un mega deal entre Kinshasa et Pretoria. L'Afrique du Sud s'engage à prendre le gros morceau du courant électrique qui sera produit par Inga III en promettant d'acheter la moitié de...

Category: Energy

Reykjavik Geothermal To Build 1000MW Power Plant In Ethiopia


Ventures Africa

US-Icelandic geothermal development company, Reykjavik Geothermal (RG), has agreed to build a 1000MW geothermal plant in Ethiopia to help the East African nation harness its energy potential. The power plant...

Category: Energy

Ethiopia: Powering Africa Meeting to Be Hosted in Ethiopia


Government of Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)

The second Power Africa Investment meeting will be held November 28-29, this year, in Addis Ababa.

The meeting is designed as an executive dialogue where senior-level international...

Category: Energy

Le Mozambique cherche à gérer sa manne gazière



Doté d'immenses réserves naturelles, le pays cherche à éviter la malédiction de la rente. 
Un pays africain, parmi les plus pauvres du monde, peut-il se transformer en quelques années en une puissance régionale...

Category: Energy

Africa: Electrifying Africa - but At What Cost to Africans?


The South African Civil Society Information Service (Johannesburg)

As children throughout the United States head back to school, it's a good time to remember that schoolchildren throughout Africa often attend schools with no...

Category: Energy

China Finds Resistance to Oil Deals in Africa


The New York Times

In Niger, government officials have fought a Chinese oil giant step by step, painfully undoing parts of a contract they call ruinous. In neighboring Chad, they have been even more forceful, shutting down the...

Category: Energy

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