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ArcelorMittal invests $800m in Liberia

ArcelorMittal will at least triple its iron ore production...

13 Sep 2021

Senegal starts clock on $550m US grant to boost power supply
Senegal starts clock on $550m US grant to boost power supply

Senegal has completed reforms that will unlock a five-year grant of $550m from the United States that will help build high-voltage power transmission lines and...

By Bate Felix 9 Sep 2021

Renewable energy projects in rural Ghana have some built-in limitations
Renewable energy projects in rural Ghana have some built-in limitations

Renewable energy technologies like solar lanterns, solar panels and biogas digesters offer the prospect of affordable power in remote communities...

By Dr Basil Amuzu-Sefordzi 8 Sep 2021

Use of leaded petrol eliminated in 'milestone' for health and environment, UN says

Leaded petrol has been eliminated after the world's last remaining stocks were used up last month, the UN's Environment Programme (Unep) said on Monday, 30 August...

By Emma Rumney 31 Aug 2021

A BP logo is seen at a petrol station in London, Britain 15 January 2015. Reuters/Luke MacGregor/File Photo
Gambia says BP has agreed to pay $29,3m no-drill fee

The Gambian government said BP has agreed to settle a $29,3m outstanding commitment to drill an exploration oil well in the West African country's offshore A1 block, which the company was awarded two years ago...

12 Aug 2021

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UK gold miner Centamin seeks buyer for W African project

Gold miner Centamin reported a smaller than expected fall in first-half earnings and said it was looking for a buyer or partner for its Burkina Faso project...

By Shanima A 6 Aug 2021

Ghana's minister of finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, makes remarks at the Institute of International Finance's meeting entitled "G20: Compact With Africa", during the IMF and World Bank's 2017 Annual Fall Meetings, in Washington, US, 11 October, 2017. Reuters/Mike Theiler
Eyeing energy transition, Ghana plans to speed up oil exploration

State-owned Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) is looking to acquire oil assets in order to accelerate exploration before a transition from fossil fuels reshapes the market, finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, said...

30 Jul 2021

August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group
August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group

Inviting your nominations of inspiring women to be featured in our exclusive August Women's Month interview series...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Jul 2021

Electricity is vital for improving the quality of life of many in rural sub-Saharan Africa.
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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

A woman walks over pipelines crisscrossing Ogoniland in Rivers State, Nigeria 18 September, 2020. Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde//File Photo
Factbox: Nigeria's oil overhaul faces last battles over fuel, northern drilling

Nigeria's lawmakers are on the cusp of clearing an oil industry overhaul that has eluded the nation for two decades...

15 Jul 2021

UN Security Council backs AU bid to broker Ethiopia dam deal
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

A woman walks over pipelines crisscrossing Ogoniland in Rivers State, Nigeria September 18, 2020. Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde//File Photo
Nigerian lawmakers pass historic oil overhaul bill

Both chambers of Nigeria's parliament have passed a bill that overhauls nearly every aspect of the country's oil and gas production, putting a project that has been in the works for two decades one step closer to presidential sign-off...

By Libby George & Camillus Eboh 2 Jul 2021

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How mining survived the pandemic

Mining is one of Africa's most important industries. It has contributed significantly to economic growth, has been instrumental in the development of infrastructure and is a major driver for improved socioeconomic indicators ...

By Yaa Agyare-Dwomoh 23 Jun 2021

Ghana produces excess electricity but its management is inefficient. Wikimedia Commons
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

A logo of the Exxon Mobil Corp is seen at the Rio Oil and Gas Expo and Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 24, 2018. Reuters/Sergio Moraes/File Photo/File Photo
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

Obuasi Mine. Image: AngloGold Ashanti
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

Gold is key to the economic survival of millions of Ghanaians. Knut-Erik Helle/Flickr, CC BY-NC
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

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

Several protests have trailed the privatisation of the power sector in Nigeria. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images
Nigeria's post-privatisation energy sector is a mess: here are some solutions

In the mid-1980s, most of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa made structural changes to their economies in return for funding from the World Bank...

By Okechukwu Marcellus Ikeanyibe 26 Feb 2021

Young Angolans protest for bettter living conditions in the capital Luanda in 2020. EFE-EPA
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

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

President Joe Biden
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

AfDB approves funding for mini-grid advancement in Africa
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
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
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

West African solar startup secures $8.5m
West African solar startup secures $8.5m

Senegal-based startup, Oolu has secured $8.5m in a Series B round of investment led by RP Global, an independent renewable energy developer, and several additional investors...

By Ishani Chetty 24 Dec 2020

Bizcommunity's festive thank you to the SA business community
Bizcommunity's festive thank you to the SA business community

Since March 2020 when Covid-19 first turned business on its head, Bizcommunity has been the place where virtual business gets done, fully set up to seamlessly steer your business communications through the challenges of lockdowns, meltdowns and new...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Dec 2020

RSA-EU strategic partnership encourages and supports green economic recovery
RSA-EU strategic partnership encourages and supports green economic recovery

Ambassador Riina Kionka, the head of the delegation of the European Union to South Africa, Ambassador Martin Schäfer, the German ambassador to SA, and Ambassador Aurélien Lechevallier, the French ambassador to SA, discuss the importance of investing...

Issued by GreenCape 14 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Energy & Mining
#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

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Africa's power demand to keep rising between 4-5% per year

Total electricity generation in Africa stood at 870TWh in 2019, an increase of 2.9% from 846TWh in 2018. Africa's electricity generation capacity has grown at an average of 4.8% per annum since 2008...

3 Dec 2020

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