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South Africa's gold miner Harmony begins work on major solar project

South Africa’s gold miner Harmony begins work on major solar project

South African gold miner Harmony Gold will build 30MW of solar power to power its mining operations. The company has secured the debt financing, as well as a power purchase agreement. "Not only will these transactions...
Gabon's first independent hydropower project gets financial boost

Gabon’s first independent hydropower project gets financial boost

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved a €39 million loan package for the construction of the Kinguélé Aval hydroelectric project in Gabon. The package comprises €20 million from...
Msikaba bridge construction making steady progress-Minister

Msikaba bridge construction making steady progress-Minister

South Africa's Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says the  has expressed confidence on the ongoing construction of the Msikaba Bridge saying the project is making steady progress. Mr Mbalula says upon completion the Msikaba bridge will...
World Bank Supports Angolan’s Electrification with $250 Million

World Bank Supports Angolan’s Electrification with $250 Million

The World Bank approved $250 million to improve the operational performance of the electricity sector utilities and increase electricity access in selected cities of Angola. The  Electricity Sector Improvement and Access Project will finance electrification...
Cameroon's Kribi power plant undergoes upgrade

Cameroon’s Kribi power plant undergoes systems upgrade

Cameroon's Kribi power plant is set to undergo electrical and automation systems upgrade to ensure optimal reliability of the  in the Republic of Cameroon. The 216 MW plant has been in operation for nearly...
Construction projects in East Africa declined in 2021-report

Construction projects in East Africa declined in 2021-report

The number of infrastructure construction projects in East Africa declined in 2021 by 13.6%, with 102 projects under construction, compared to 118 recorded projects in 2020, a new report has shown. The report by Deloitte...
COVID-19 Slows Progress Towards Universal Energy Access

COVID-19 Slows Progress Towards Universal Energy Access

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a key factor in slowing progress toward universal energy access. Globally, 733 million people still have no access to electricity, and 2.4 billion people still cook using fuels detrimental...
Niger mulls first first wind farm construction

Niger mulls construction of first wind farm on IPP basis

Niger has signed an agreement with British firm Savannah Energy PLC for the construction and operation of the country’s first wind farm, with a proposed installed power generation capacity of up to 250 megawatts...
Nigeria's Lekki Port 95% complete, management says

Nigeria’s Lekki Port 95% complete, management says

Lekki Port is almost and operation will begin before the end of the the year, the managers of the project have said. Located at the heart of Lagos Free Zone the multi-purpose, Deep Sea Port...
South African miners target net zero carbon emissions by 2050

South African miners target net zero carbon emissions by 2050

Member companies of the Minerals Council South Africa indicated they have 3,900MW of renewable energy projects worth an estimated R60 billion, which, if built, would relieve pressure on Eskom and go a long way...
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