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#WomensMonth is not important

“Women's Month is not important if it means we only pay attention to women's issues for 31 days of the year." - Moyin Oloruntoba

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 May 2017

LNG's potential as an African power source

With six of the top 10 global oil and gas discoveries in 2013 made in Africa, it would seem logical that this would be the answer to the continent's power crisis

By Wayne Lindecke 23 May 2017

#AUW2017: Trends shaping the future of utilities

Marius Oosthuizen, a lecturer in strategic foresight at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), led delegates during the final keynote session of this year's African Utility Week in a scenario planning exercise, unpacking some of the trends shaping the future of utilities.

By Sindy Peters 23 May 2017

Conflict-free gold project moves forward in DRC

The Just Gold project, a system to trace legal and conflict-free artisanal gold has moving from the pilot stage

19 May 2017

Ethiopian institute signs MoU with GE Renewable Energy

Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with General Electric (GE) Renewable Energy

19 May 2017

What will Trump do about Africa?

Speculation around US president Donald Trump's policy plans for the African continent and growing concerns over the future of foreign aid projects

18 May 2017

Eni to build oil refinery in Nigeria: minister

Italian oil group Eni's Nigerian subsidiary Agip is planning a 150,000-barrel per day refinery as part of efforts to reduce imports, junior oil minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu said

11 May 2017

Technology transforming energy landscape in Africa

According to Webb Meko, business development director, sub-Saharan Africa, Black & Veatch, the next generation of energy infrastructure is being spurred by new technology that places energy solutions directly into the hands of consumers and businesses

10 May 2017

Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat

The small, palm-fringed fishing town of Palma was meant to become a symbol of Mozambique's glittering future, transformed by one of the world's largest liquefied natural gas projects

By Susan Njanji and Adrien Barbier 9 May 2017

PAUWES masters programmes open for admissions

The admissions process for the Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES) masters programmes, starting in September 2017, is now open

9 May 2017

Startups can help Africa meet its energy needs. But they need to be encouraged

Energy access remains a huge problem for most people living on the African continent

By Fred McBagonluri 5 May 2017

DR Congo miners upset at US 'conflict mineral' rules

In the lush hills of eastern DRC, miners complain that recent US rules against "conflict minerals" have bitten into their meagre income

5 May 2017

2017 African Utility Week Industry Awards finalists announced

Zelda la Grange, former SA President Nelson Mandela's personal assistant, is guest speaker at the awards

2 May 2017

Powering Africa through blockchain crowdfunding

Africa is on the cusp of an energy revolution. We are seeing exceptional and pioneering solutions to how we generate, use, and pay for energy

By Abraham Cambridge 25 Apr 2017

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

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

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

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

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