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  • E-sports grow a following in sub-Saharan Africa
    Throughout the world, e-sports are taking off as an alternative to traditional video games, heightened by the steep increase in digitisation that the world is currently witnessing. E-sports began in the late 2000s as amateur engagements and have risen to popularity in the last decade; transitioning into professional, organised multiplayer tournaments with huge followings. Issued by Borderless Access
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    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 3 hours ago

    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

    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

    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

    Malawi solar energy project to add 46MW to local power supply

    After attracting $67m in investment, one of Malawi's first solar projects has reached financial close...

    27 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

    AfDB loans $400m for Mozambique LNG project

    The African Development Bank Group has approved a long-term senior loan of $400m for an integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, including a liquification facility in Mozambique...

    27 Nov 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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