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  • Africa continues to be hard hit by mobile fraud
    A recently-released report called State of Mobile Fraud in Africa by Evina reveals that 19% of mobile payment transactions in Africa were made without consent from January 2021 to June 2021.
  • COP26 on climate: Top priorities for Africa
    United States President Joe Biden on 22 and 23 April this year hosted the Leaders Summit on Climate. According to the White House, the summit aimed to "galvanise efforts by the major economies to tackle the climate crisis". Leaders of 40 countries, including five from Africa, participated in the virtual event. By Tanguy Gahouma-Bekale
  • Olumide Soyombo launches Voltron Capital - a Pan-African seed firm
    Olumide Soyombo, one of Africa's most active early-stage investors in tech startups, has launched Voltron Capital - a Pan-African pre-seed and seed firm. Co-founded alongside Abe Choi, CEO of Simple Dealer, the new firm will deploy capital in up to 30 startups across a range of sectors and marks a major bid to address the severe lack of access to early-stage funding for African tech companies.
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Ethiopia says second filling of giant dam on Blue Nile complete

Ethiopia has completed filling the reservoir of its huge dam on the Blue Nile river for a second year and the plant may start generating power in the next few months...

By Dawit Endeshaw 20 Jul 2021

Banning fossil fuels in sub-Saharan Africa could slow the transition to renewable energy

Worldwide, the ugly consequences of a warming planet are rearing their heads. Many countries are increasing efforts to decarbonise their energy systems in a bid to limit global warming...

By Samuel Ayokunle Olówósejéjé 16 Jul 2021

UN Security Council backs AU bid to broker Ethiopia dam deal

UN Security Council members on Thursday, 8 July, backed African Union mediation efforts between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan in a dispute over the operation of...

By Michelle Nichols 9 Jul 2021

Tunisia pushing UN action on Ethiopia dam, Ethiopia opposed

Tunisia has proposed the UN Security Council push for a binding agreement between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on the operation of a giant hydropower dam within six months...

By Michelle Nichols 8 Jul 2021

UN urges Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan to recommit to dam talks

The United Nations called on Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on Tuesday, 6 July, to recommit to talks on the operation of a giant hydropower dam...

By Doyinsola Oladipo 7 Jul 2021

Egypt notified that Ethiopia has resumed filling of giant dam

Egypt's irrigation minister said on Monday, 5 July, he had received official notice from Ethiopia that it had begun filling the reservoir behind its giant hydropower dam...

By Momen Saeed Atallah, Omar Fahmy and Nafisa Eltahir 6 Jul 2021

UN Security Council to meet on Ethiopia dam

The United Nations Security Council plans to meet to discuss a dispute between Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt over a giant dam built by Ethiopia on the Blue Nile...

By Michelle Nichols 2 Jul 2021

Sudan rejects Ethiopian plan to fill giant dam a second time - senior official

Sudan has rejected an Ethiopian proposal to manage the filling for a second time of a giant dam that it is building on the Blue Nile, a senior official said on Sunday, 27 June...

By Khalid Abdelaziz 28 Jun 2021

Arab states call on UN Security Council to meet over Ethiopian dam

Arab states are calling on the UN Security Council to discuss the dispute over Ethiopia's plan to fill a giant dam it is building on the Blue Nile...

By Mahmoud Mourad, Nayera Abdallah and Raya Jalabi 17 Jun 2021

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 15 Jun 2021

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

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

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



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