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Africa: Five People Who Can Change Africa’s Energy Path

analysis Five international experts in the energy sector will spend a week in October sharing insights and knowledge with leaders from about 12 to 15 African countries working in the power sector, in an effort to boost energy development on the continent. The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (GSB) course – headed […]

Africa: Renewable Energy Needs Africa’s Attention

Ethiopia, one of the countries already investing in renewable energy, especially in wind, geothermal and hydroelectric power, is one of the proponents of financing for the Clean Energy Corridor. The country plans to generate 800 megawatts of wind power, one gigawatt of geothermal power and is constructing a 6,000 MW hydroelectric plant, which will be […]

Africa: For South Africa’s Electricity Supply, a Muddle Through, a Meltdown or a Miracle?

opinion By Patrick Bond Likely, worst-case and best-case scenarios for a power-cut country South Africa is losing its power, literally: it’s a process called “load shedding” that will last for the foreseeable future. The state energy utility Eskom is careening out of control, begging for an emergency $ 4.5 billion bailout within the $ 120 […]

The race for Africa’s biggest literary prizes begins

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The race for Africa’s biggest literary prizes begins 07 September 2012   A literary shortlist always creates excitement, shock, surprise and even hisses. The US$ 100,000 worth The Nigerian Prize for Literature just released elicits no less emotions, at least for those familiar with some or all of the works. On the shortlist are Ngozi […]

Africa: Africa’s Biggest Solar Plant Opens

The new 96 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar power project in South Africa’s Northern Cape province is now online and will help the country meet its critical electricity needs. The Jasper plant, near Kimberly, is the largest on the continent and can produce 180 000 megawatt-hours of energy a year for South African residents, enough to […]

Congo-Kinshasa: David Attenborough Joins Campaign to Protect Africa’s Oldest National Park From Oil Interests

Photo: A mountain gorilla in Virunga National Park, North Kivu. press release Filmmaker joins Tutu and Branson in speaking out as DiCaprio-backed film launches David Attenborough has called for UK company Soco International to stop exploring for oil in one of Africa’s oldest national parks, days before a multi-award-winning documentary on the subject, executive produced […]

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