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Foreign boost for hydro project: Ugandans remain skeptical

Foreign boost for hydro project: Ugandans remain skeptical

Ugandan critics say the mini-hydro projects under construction won’t solve the country's electricity capacity constraints because protracted under investment in generation infrastructure has produced...
Solar energy resource in Senegal most ideal

Solar energy resource in Senegal most ideal

Following the escalation of fuel prices, the Senegalese government has sought to invest in solar energy production. According to the UN, and the national electricity...
Gov’t clamps down on charcoal producers, leaves no alternative

Gov’t clamps down on charcoal producers, leaves no alternative

Since Malawi’s independence from the British in 1966, charcoal production has been against the law, and the government is once again clamping down on...
Kenya further ends energy crisis

Kenya further ends energy crisis

President Kibaki has announced that Sh750 million has been set aside in this year’s financial plan for the transmission corporation which will take over...
US and Nigeria collaborate on energy expansion

US and Nigeria collaborate on energy expansion

Nigeria and the US have agreed to expand cooperation in natural gas production with the US offering to provide technical assistance in energy as...
High electricity cost affecting industrial productivity

High electricity cost affecting industrial productivity

As fuel prices have risen so has electricity cost in Kenya and Kenyan industries are now faced with the harsh reality of business closures...
Japanese and Chinese companies obtain Kenyan power Deal

Japanese and Chinese companies obtain Kenyan power Deal

According the managing director of KenGen, Mr Eddy Njoroge, Sinohydro a Chinese company the construction and Nippon Koei consultants from Japan are the two...
Youths protest persistent power outages in Guinea

Youths protest persistent power outages in Guinea

It has been three months with no electricity in Bambeto and Cosa in Conakry, Guinea and hundreds of youths have demonstrated against the state-run...
Kenya and China to collaborate on coal exploitation

Kenya and China to collaborate on coal exploitation

Kenya's industrialisation dreams could soon become a reality following the discovery of commercial quantities of coal in Eastern Kenya, which could be extracted for...
Nigeria and Iran agree on nuclear energy deal

Nigeria and Iran agree on nuclear energy deal

The Iranian government has agreed to use its nuclear technology to help Nigeria increase its electricity generation. Tijjani Kaura, a senior Nigerian foreign ministry official...
Imported US gadgets cause environmental concern

Imported US gadgets cause environmental concern

At one of the many busy roadside shops in the capital, Accra, John Nuagbe displays the used, rusty and mostly broken electrical gadgets he...
Strikes and more strikes as trade unions call for Thabo Mbeki’s resignation over ESKOM affair

Strikes and more strikes as trade unions call for Thabo Mbeki’s resignation over ESKOM affair

South Africa’s powerful labour movement has told Thabo Mbeki and his cabinet ministers to “dismiss themselves” for ignoring Eskom’s warning in the late 1990s...
Nigeria unveils plan to develop energy

Nigeria unveils plan to develop energy

To effectively meet Nigeria's power needs by 2020, the country will need to spend US$ 85 billion, so said the Presidential Committee on Power...
AREVA makes investment history in Namibia

AREVA makes investment history in Namibia

A French state owned energy company, AREVA announced this week that it is injecting a whooping US$750 million into a uranium mine in ...
Mega power plant for Namibian uranium mines in the pipeline

Mega power plant for Namibian uranium mines in the pipeline

Namibia's national power utility is planning an 800 MW coal-fired power plant to supply a growing demand for electricity from uranium mines, reports said...
Yar’Adua announces major rehabilitation of Nigerian power sector

Yar’Adua announces major rehabilitation of Nigerian power sector

With Nigeria's power generation at perhaps an all-time low, President Umaru Yar'Adua announced Friday in Paris that his administration would formally declare an emergency...
Mauritius embarks on energy saving programme

Mauritius embarks on energy saving programme

The Mauritius government has announced plans to double the number of solar water heaters in the island by December 2009 from the present 10...
Ghana agrees to get nuclear energy

Ghana agrees to get nuclear energy

With the Ghana government seeking reliable sources of energy to supplement its power production, it has given its blessings to nuclear energy power, although...
GE considers investing in wind energy in Africa

GE considers investing in wind energy in Africa

US aviation engines makers, General Electric (GE), is planning to invest in Africa's wind energy sector to boost the World Bank's 'Light Africa Initiative',...
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Zambia negotiates electricity from Mozambiquan dam

Negotiations are under way to supply electricity from the Cahora Bassa dam, in the western Mozambican province of Tete, to Zambia, according to a...
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Nigerians to pay less for higher electricity bills until…

Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua has approved a new tariff for electricity consumption in the country with effect from 1 July 2008, but the government...
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Cuba and ECOWAS to implement energy efficiency project

Cuba and the ECOWAS Commission have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to implement a regional programme on renewable energy that will also promote...
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Nigeria’s petroleum storage problem fuels crisis

Insufficient storage facilities has been fingered as one of the major challenges facing the Nigerian Petroleum Industry thereby causing incessant scarcity particularly as it...
Ghana : Concerns over state owned refinery

Ghana : Concerns over state owned refinery

Ghana's main opposition party is raising the red flag over rising debts of the country's state-owned refinery and power generating companies, warning that this...
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Chinese company builds big power plant in Ghana

A Chinese company is building a 560-megawatt power plant in Ghana in an ambitious joint venture project with a Ghanaian company. The Sunon Asogli Kpone...
Kenya to increase electricity tariffs

Kenya to increase electricity tariffs

Kenyans will pay more for electricity from the middle of this year, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) announced in its April newsletter on...
Namibia : 18 % increase in electricity rates

Namibia : 18 % increase in electricity rates

Namibia's Electricity Control Board (ECB) and power utility NamPower raised electricity tariffs by a whopping 18.06 per cent amid reports that the utility had...
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Mozambique’s economy declared satisfactory by IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday declared that the performance of the Mozambican government's reform programme in 2007 was "satisfactory", despite missing a...
Scandal looms in Nigerian power sector

Scandal looms in Nigerian power sector

In a development that will surely be latched onto by the opposition, a parliamentary probe of how the immediate past Nigerian administration frittered away...
This week in Ghana

This week in Ghana

After a national report indicating a 900% increase in cars on the nations roads, President Kuffour promised a 90million dollar rehabilitation of the railway...