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    Botswana unearths world's third largest diamond

    A 1,098 carat diamond believed to be the third largest gem-quality stone ever to be mined, has been discovered in Botswana, according to a joint venture between Anglo American's De Beers and the government...

    By Brian Benza 3 days 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 15 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

    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

    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

    LNG production in Mozambique and the political risk of Islamic militancy

    The Cabo Delgado province in the northernmost part of the long Mozambican seaboard is now home to Africa's three largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects...

    By Theo Neethling 30 Mar 2021

    Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study

    According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

    12 Mar 2021

    Safeguarding LNG operations in Mozambique

    With substantial offshore gas discoveries of over 100-trillion cubic feet, Mozambique has seen an influx in foreign investment in its liquified natural gas (LNG) developments...

    By Charnè Hundermark 22 Feb 2021

    Why being endowed with oil is not always a boon: the case of Nigeria and Angola

    In countries with weak governance institutions, natural resource wealth tends to be a curse instead of a blessing...

    By Ross Harvey 18 Feb 2021

    Botswana must curb diamond reliance: president

    After a year in which coronavirus restrictions caused a slump in diamond exports, Botswana's president said on Thursday that the country needs to diversify its economy...

    By Matthew Larotonda 15 Feb 2021

    Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate - here's why

    In a bid to ditch fossil fuels, some countries are considering carpeting deserts with solar panels...

    By Zhengyao Lu and Benjamin Smith 12 Feb 2021

    Keeping an eye on Biden's plans for Africa

    President Joe Biden has been sworn into office, ushering in a new administration, new foreign policy and a new approach to US trade and investment in Africa...

    22 Jan 2021

    Angola's focus on local content in oil & gas sector

    For decades, many of Africa's oil- and gas-producing states followed a predictable pattern. They treated their oil and gas primarily as raw materials that could be sold abroad for a quick profit...

    By NJ Ayuk 12 Jan 2021

    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

    Grid or solar: looking for the best energy solution for the rural poor

    South Asia has made tremendous progress in connecting rural areas to the electricity grid but the number of people in Africa without access has scarcely changed since 2010...

    By Jörg Peters and Maximiliane Sievert 30 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

    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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