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#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 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

Speakers for WAIPEC 2017 announced

The first set of speakers on the programme at the West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference 2017 (WAIPEC) have been announced

14 Feb 2017

COP22 solar energy project gets underway

Orange and Engie make good on their COP22 promise of increasing access to electricity in Africa

17 Nov 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead

16 Sep 2016

From high heels to hard hats

Tiguidanke Camara swopped the glitz and glamour of the modelling world to make a difference in the mining industry in her native Guinea and beyond

By Nicci Botha 18 Apr 2016

Stellar Diamond raises R13 m capital for its West Africa operations

Stellar Diamonds raises money to finance its mining interests in Guinea and Sierra Leone in West Africa

16 Mar 2016

Nigeria to split up state-run oil firm

Nigeria's state-run oil and gas firm to split into 30 companies

7 Mar 2016

Nigeria needs investment to increase its renewable energy output

Energy remains one of the main constraints for economic growth in Nigeria. The lack of reliable access and irregular power supply is a persistent problem affecting businesses across the country. It also discourages foreign investors

By Ademola Adenle 19 Jan 2016

Nigeria minister sees emergency OPEC meeting in March

Nigerian oil minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu said on Tuesday, 12 January, that he expects an extraordinary meeting of the OPEC oil cartel in "early March" to address nosediving crude prices

13 Jan 2016

China pledges $800m for Ivory Coast electricity project

China will provide Ivory Coast with over $800m (€730m) for a major expansion of its electrical grid which would bring power to 500 towns, officials announced on Tuesday, 22 December

24 Dec 2015

Africa's energy industry needs a clear policy environment

Meeting the demands for Africa's critical energy infrastructure was in the spotlight at the annual Infrastructure Africa Business Forum which was recently held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg

10 Sep 2015

As desert encroaches, Niger turns to natural gas

Threatened by the advance of a desert that already covers two-thirds of Niger, the poor Sahel nation hopes to halt rapid deforestation by promoting natural gas

30 Jul 2015

Equatorial Guinea announces new ministerial appointments

Equatorial Guinea's Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy has announced new government appointments and mergers of key internal departments that will streamline its operations and contribute to an overall improvement of governance

2 Jul 2015

Nigeria LNG exports reach USD85bn in 15 years

Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited (NLNG), a joint venture between the government and foreign oil majors, has generated some $85bn from exports since its inception 15 years ago, the company announced late Friday, 19 June

22 Jun 2015

Eranove to operate Kenié hydro-electric dam in Mali

The Eranove Group, through its Kenié Energie Renouvelable subsidiary, has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the government of the Republic of Mali

19 Jun 2015

Erin Energy commences production at Nigerian oil well

Erin Energy Corporation, an oil and gas exploration and production company, announced on Thursday, 18 June 2015, it had commenced production from the Oyo-7 well in Nigeria

19 Jun 2015

Lighting up Nigeria, a crucial challenge for new president

Ileowo Kikiowo owns a small media company in Nigeria's frenetic, financial hub of Lagos and like any business around the world, it depends on electricity to stay afloat

18 Jun 2015

Veolia presents workshop on optimising operations for environmental sustainability of mining

GHANA: Veolia, an environmental resource management organisation, is participating in the 7th West & Central Africa (WaCA) Mining Summit & Expo currently underway at the Accra International Convention Centre in Ghana

20 May 2015

Shell declares force majeure on Nigeria crude exports because of leaks

Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell has halted crude exports from a key terminal in southern Nigeria because of a leak in a supply pipeline, a spokesman said on Thursday, 7 May

11 May 2015

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