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Guinea landslide kills three illegal miners

CONAKRY - Two women and a man who slipped past security in northeastern Guinea to pan for gold died Thursday in a landslide

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Libya's NOC sees 1.25m bpd oil output by year-end

The head of Libya's National Oil Company announced that oil production is expected to reach 1.25m barrels per day by the end of 2017

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Expanded engagement for Caterpillar: Boosting sales and alleviating poverty

A strong signal of growing business engagement with Africa by large US corporations was the announcement last September by Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman of plans to invest over $1b in Africa over the next five years

14 Jul 2017

Lüderitz wind project nears completion

The $13.6m Ombepo Wind Farm, near Lüderitz, is expected to add 5MW of renewable power to the Namibian grid by the end of July.

13 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: The Sun Exchange

Through The Sun Exchange, anyone can go solar and start building wealth powered by sunlight. It allows for collaborative solar finance using blockchain

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Jul 2017

17 declared dead in Ghana goldmine collapse: lawmaker

Rescuers called off a search for miners who were trapped underground after an illegal goldmine collapsed in western Ghana, declaring 17 dead

7 Jul 2017

Hunt for survivors after Ghana goldmine collapse

ACCRA - Rescuers are scrambling to locate survivors after an illegal goldmine collapsed in western Ghana, trapping at least 17 miners underground

5 Jul 2017

Losses loom in Kenya's stalled crude export plan

Kenya's energy and petroleum secretary Charles Keter announced that the government had suspended the early oil export plan that was to start this month

By Edwin Okoth 3 Jul 2017

Getting the energy balance right

With the very real challenge of keeping the lights on, African countries are pursuing diversified energy portfolios to deliver universal access to electricity

30 Jun 2017

Tanzania to speed up hydropower project on UNESCO site

Tanzania's President John Magufuli plans to speed up the building of a hydroelectric dam in one of Africa's largest game reserves, despite criticism from environmentalists and UNESCO

29 Jun 2017

Time running out to enter the Standard Bank Top Women Awards

Entries for the 14th annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards closed on 30 June

Issued by Topco Media 27 Jun 2017

Chad leader says Glencore oil contract was irresponsible

PARIS - Chad President Idriss Deby said on Sunday his country had been "irresponsible" in striking oil for cash deals with Swiss commodities giant Glencore

27 Jun 2017

Rwanda: Musanze hydro power project to add 3.6MW to grid

The new Musanze hydropower plant is expected to add at least 3.6 megawatts to Rwanda's national grid

By Jean d'Amour Mbonyinshuti 23 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Entrepreneur has high hopes for castor oil producing company in Africa

Thabang Mabapa's Selokong Sa Dimelana project grows castor seed crops for the commercial production of castor seed oil as an alternative biofuel. We wanted to find out a bit more about this inspiring young entrepreneur

By Cari Coetzee 22 Jun 2017

High-tech diamond mining vessel starts operations

Debmarine's newest diamond mining vessel, SS Nujoma, has started operations after being commissioned in Walvis Bay last week

20 Jun 2017

DRC seeks joint Chinese-Spanish offer to build dam

The Democratic Republic of Congo said on Tuesday, 13 June, it has asked Chinese and Spanish bidders of a colossal dam project to join forces and submit a joint bid

15 Jun 2017

Tenders to open for second phase of Lesotho water project

Construction tenders worth between R1m and R1bn will be advertised shortly for the second phase of the R25bn Lesotho Highlands Water Project, the executive manager of the project, Mark Matchett, says

By Charlotte Mathews 14 Jun 2017

Chad settles tax dispute with foreign oil firms

N'DJAMENA - Chad, one of the African countries hit hardest by the drop in oil prices, announced that it had reached an accord with a group of foreign energy companies ending a tax dispute

12 Jun 2017

UIDC 2017 a platform to unlock solutions for smart cities in Africa

The third annual Urban and Infrastructure Development Conference (UIDC 2017) provides a platform to unlock the growth potential of the African smart cities ecosystem

7 Jun 2017

Anti-corruption groups raise red flag over Nigeria refinery deal

LAGOS - Anti-corruption associations threatened to take the Nigerian government to court in connection with a contract won by Italian oil major ENI to operate a neglected oil refinery

7 Jun 2017

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International

Once tax-free, Saudi Arabia starts expat levy

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia said it had begun taxing foreigners working in the private sector as part of fiscal reforms aimed at coping with a drop in oil revenues.

7 Jul 2017

SA engineering proves its mettle at Phillippines mine

Three South African engineering firms were instrumental for designing and building headgear, shaft collar and winder house for a new service shaft at the Philsaga Mining Corporation in the Philippines owned by Medusa Mining.

6 Jul 2017

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