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Two oil giants could face trial in Italy over Nigerian deal

A Milan court is to decide whether to go ahead with criminal proceedings against Shell and ENI over rights to a Nigerian oilfield

By Jan-Philipp Scholz 20 Apr 2017

Shifting paradigms will live up to the African Mining Vision

The downturn clearly demonstrated why we need to rethink rents-based mineral sector management

19 Apr 2017

Solar energy for Zambia can end poverty in sub-Saharan Africa

When electricity reaches Zambia through the solar market, we could see a dramatic decrease in poverty and a surge in creative entrepreneurs contributing to a thriving economy

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

80mw power project to benefit three countries

Over 7,000 households in Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi are set to benefit from 80 megawatts of electricity from the Rusumo Falls hydro-electric project

By Alvar Mwakyusa 18 Apr 2017

Seeking more bids, Sierra Leone delays sale of huge diamond

Sierra Leone said that it was extending the bidding for a massive 709-carat diamond, after the government received only six offers for the gem

12 Apr 2017

Geodata portal will help East African development

A public-private pilot project and a geodata portal have been launched that will guide resource investment in the eastern African region

5 Apr 2017

Companies that inspire in Africa are highlighted

The London Stock Exchange Group's inaugural ‘Companies to Inspire Africa' report launches, showing high growth companies in Africa

4 Apr 2017

Innovation will light up Africa

Energy project roll-outs are moving to smaller renewable plants to increase access to electricity in Africa

30 Mar 2017

Namibia shines like a diamond

When the SS Nujoma sets sail later this year to explore for diamonds off Namibia's coast, it won't only be the culmination of many years' work, but also a glimpse into the country's future

By Bruce Cleaver 29 Mar 2017

African shifts towards small-scale power generation

The emerging trend in the African energy sector is a shift away from utility-scale developments to community-sized generation projects

28 Mar 2017

Solar technology applied in an ingenious way

A solar power system was considered the logical way in which to provide electricity to power the irrigation pumps on a new macadamia farm on the outskirts of Hazyview, Mpumalanga

27 Mar 2017

How the brushless motor can catalyse energy efficiency

If you consider yourself an entrepreneur or an inventor designing products that require a motor, one of the simplest ways to make your product energy efficient is to use a brushless motor

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Mar 2017

Partnership to secure private investment in renewables

A platform aimed at boosting private sector investment into on- and off-grid renewable energy production in Africa was launched in Geneva recently

22 Mar 2017

Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?

Kenya is on the cusp of real growth and innovation. In fact, according to the African Economic Outlook in 2015, East Africa was again the continent's fastest-growing region

By Stephen du Preez 15 Mar 2017

African mining needs an industrial revolution

The African mining industry needs to explore innovative ways to improve productivity, competitiveness, and profitability to propel the continent into industrialisation

14 Mar 2017

Two solar plants on the cards for Burkina Faso

A grant for a feasibility study for two 17MW solar photovoltaic plants near the villages of Pá and Kodéni in Burkina Faso

10 Mar 2017

Future Energy to address Africa's power potential

Regional power events in Africa, including EAPIC and WAPIC, have been renamed to Future Energy, in order to reflect the optimism and potential of the energy and power sectors on the continent

24 Feb 2017

New categories added to African Utility Week Industry Awards

The fourth annual African Utility Week Industry Awards will honour pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry on the continent

20 Feb 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies

Sub-Saharan Africa trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy

16 Feb 2017

Oil attacks in 2016 cost Nigeria up to $100bn: minister

Militant attacks on key oil facilities last year reduced Nigeria's output by one million barrels per day, resulting in a revenue loss of up to $100bn (€94bn), according to the government

16 Feb 2017

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