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    AfDB approves funding for mini-grid advancement in Africa

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) earlier this month approved a $7m grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) for technical assistance in setting up the Africa Mini-Grid Market Acceleration Programme...

    31 Dec 2020

    AfDB approves Desert-to-Power technical support programme

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently approved a Desert-to-Power (D2P) technical support programme that aims to advance the rollout of solar generation in G5 Sahel countries...

    28 Dec 2020

    #BestofBiz 2020: Energy & Mining

    What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Energy & Mining platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list...

    14 Dec 2020

    Business as usual in post-pandemic recovery will only reinforce economic hardship

    Africa's low level of economic diversification is a leading factor in the continent's economic fragility. Further, the Covid-19 pandemic has magnified the risks of countries' over-dependence on a single natural resource such as oil...

    By Njuguna Ndung'u 28 Sep 2020

    Africa's distributed renewable energy sector still dominated by foreign players

    The distributed renewable energy sector in Africa has grown rapidly since 2013, but it has so far failed to include locally-owned companies and initiatives...

    21 Jul 2020

    10 ways to stay connected on Biz during lockdown

    Self-isolation, lockdowns, working remotely and physical distancing can get you down. Bizcommunity is the daily 'virtual commute' that brings you closer to 19 industry communities...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Apr 2020

    Don't underestimate the value of an experienced financial partner

    While the risks are high, Africa currently offers a very compelling mining proposition with a number of excellent prospects in many parts of the continent...

    By Nivaash Singh 10 Feb 2020

    #MiningIndaba2020: Gold(en) opportunities in West Africa

    West Africa still holds a certain lustre among gold miners, although they are cautious about the regulatory and security risks...

    By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2020

    China's investment in Africa's mineral resources

    When it comes to energy, it's not just the traditional advocates of renewable energy that are leading the way, it is the world's major emerging economies such as China and India that are driving this clean energy transition...

    20 Jan 2020

    US is more relaxed about oil spike than Europe - which helps explain differences over Iran

    Oil prices shot up following the US assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, rising more than $5 per barrel to more than $71 (£54) on January 6, its highest level since the Saudi oil refinery attack last September...

    By Mueid Al Raee 15 Jan 2020

    Why the outlook for fixing Nigeria's energy crisis isn't good

    Nigeria returned to democracy in 1999. But it took another 16 years for power to change hands, with the All Progressive Congress clinching the office of the presidency in 2015...

    By Nnaemeka Vincent Emodi 30 Dec 2019

    #BestofBiz 2019: Energy & Mining

    We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

    17 Dec 2019

    It's time to negotiate a better future for African energy

    For the better part of the last half century, oil and gas has been portrayed over and over again as the source of all evil across Africa, responsible for instability, power struggles, poverty, death, pollution and corruption...

    By João Marques 26 Nov 2019

    Can AfCFTA solve Africa's energy challenge?

    This serious shortage of electricity in most African countries creates a need for the introduction of power generation from alternative sources...

    By Rodwyn Peterson 22 Nov 2019



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