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    Australia's Fortescue in talks on giant Congo hydro project

    Australia's Fortescue Metals Group said on Tuesday, 15 June, it was in talks with the Democratic Republic of Congo's government to develop a hydroelectric power project...

    By Melanie Burton and Hereward Holland 1 day ago

    Exclusive-Galp to hold off on LNG investment until Mozambique ensures security

    Portugal's Galp Energia , a partner in an Exxon Mobil-led gas consortium in Mozambique, will not invest in onshore plants there until authorities guarantee security and social stability, which may take time...

    By Sergio Goncalves 1 day ago

    Ghana's electricity supply mix has improved, but reliability and cost is still a challenge

    Ghana has made significant progress over the past 10 years in increasing electricity generation and access. This has supported higher levels of economic growth...

    By Theophilus Acheampong & Bridget O Menyeh 11 Jun 2021

    Vale to pay $2.5bn to settle liabilities in Mozambique mine corridor

    Miner Vale SA will settle in advance liabilities of around $2.5bn related to the project finance for the Nacala logistic corridor (CLN) that serves a coal mine in Mozambique, the company said in a securities filing on Tuesday...

    By Marta Nogueira 9 Jun 2021

    Exxon surrenders interest in Ghana's offshore oil block

    Exxon Mobil has relinquished its 80% interest in Ghana's Deepwater Cape Three Points offshore block, a spokesman told Reuters on Thursday...

    By Cooper Inveen 3 Jun 2021

    Mozambique launches construction of $1bn power plant, transmission line

    Mozambique on Monday, 31 May, began construction of gas-to-power plant and transmission line projects worth $1bn in the southern province of Inhambane...

    1 Jun 2021

    Eni, BP in talks over oil and gas assets in Algeria

    BP and Eni are in talks over the future of their oil and gas assets in Algeria as the two groups increase efforts to refocus their businesses to tackle falling margins, rising debt and climate pressures...

    By Ron Bousso, Dmitry Zhdannikov & Stephen Jewkes 1 Jun 2021

    AngloGold Ashanti suspends Obuasi output, cost guidance after underground collapse

    Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday it would suspend its annual production and cost guidance for its Ghanaian Obuasi mine after operations were suspended when a miner went missing...

    By Tanisha Heiberg 27 May 2021

    Glencore to restart operations at Mutanda copper, cobalt mine in 2022

    Commodity trader and miner Glencore plans to restart operations at Mutanda - the world's biggest cobalt mine that also produces large amounts of copper - in the Democratic Republic of Congo next year...

    By Pratima Desai 19 May 2021

    Cobalt, Congo and a mass artisanal mining experiment

    Cobalt epitomises the minerals conundrum at the heart of the green technology revolution....

    By Andy Home 14 May 2021

    #AfricaMonth2021: May Africa prosper

    We invite you to join us in celebrating Africa Month and matters - its stakeholders and stories - in the areas of business leadership, trade, technologies, arts, culture and brands...

    Issued by 7 May 2021

    Why renewable energy won't end energy poverty in Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe is one of the African countries that hopes renewable energy technologies will help to address their energy problems...

    By Ellen Fungisai Chipango 30 Apr 2021

    Total declares force majeure on Mozambique LNG project

    In a serious blow to Mozambique's economic revitalisation hopes, Total has declared a force majeure and suspended its $20bn liquefied natural gas (LNG) project...

    28 Apr 2021

    Zimbabwe approves MoU for nuclear energy cooperation with Russia

    Zimbabwe has approved a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) aimed at building nuclear energy capacity in the African country to mitigate its energy crisis...

    21 Apr 2021

    Greenpeace and Western anti-Africa energy groups take the wrong approach

    If someone were to put me on the spot and ask me to name an environmentalist group, I'd probably blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, Greenpeace...

    By NJ Ayuk 19 Apr 2021

    Solar and wind power could break the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam deadlock

    For several years, political tensions between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have been escalating in a conflict over the near-complete Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd)...

    By Sebastian Sterl 19 Apr 2021

    Ghana needs to rethink its small scale mining strategy. Here's how

    Ghana is among the top two gold producers in Africa. . What has caught little attention, however, is the fact that more than 35% of total gold output in Ghana comes from artisanal and small-scale miners...

    By Richard Kwaku Kumah 16 Apr 2021

    Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn oil pipeline deal

    Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and China National Offshore Oil Corporation have signed agreements to kickstart the construction of a $3.5bn 1,440 Kilometers long crude oil pipeline...

    14 Apr 2021

    How large miners and states stifle local capital and innovation in DR Congo

    Over the last few decades, African governments have removed restrictions on and privatised their mining industries, attracting significant foreign direct investment...

    By Ben Radley & Sara Geenen 13 Apr 2021

    Eni makes light oil find in Angola's Cuica prospect

    A new light oil resource with a size estimated between 200- and 250-million barrels of oil has been discovered in Block 15/06 offshore of Angola...

    8 Apr 2021

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