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Emmanuel Vitus Agbenonwossi is a West-Africa-based bilingual [French and English] journalist specialized in economic and political issues. With a Master’s Degree in Communication studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, his interests are new media and digital journalism.

Ghana’s Renewable Energy Master Plan unveiled

Ghana’s Renewable Energy Master Plan has been officially presented at the Ministry of Energy by the Energy Commission this week. The plan, when implemented, is expected to help the country to increase the penetration of renewable energy in the national energy generation mix from the 2015 baseline of 42.5 MW to 1363.63 MW (with grid […]

Digitalization could facilitate energy access in Africa – Experts

The 11th annual Africa Energy indaba is taking place in South Africa this week to address issues such as how digitalization could facilitate energy access and impact the continent. On Tuesday, delegates across the globe have debated business opportunities in the energy space, regional integration, innovative financing solutions, disruptive business models and ways to move […]

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Burundi: Inclusive dialogue ‘only viable option’ for resolving political crisis, says UN envoy

An inter-Burundian, inclusive dialogue remains the only viable option for lasting settlement of the political crisis and the holding of elections in 2020 in a peaceful environment, the United Nations Special Envoy for the country, Michel Kafando, told the Security Council on Tuesday. On the political front, Mr. Kafando noted that Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza […]

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Zambia eyes $500 million bond to pay power bills

Zambia plans to launch a $500 million bond program to settle arrears to independent electricity providers, according to Bloomberg. The bond program has been structured in two tranches, the first of which could be launched within two months, according to GRK Prasad, the director of Nava Bharat Venture. The Indian company operates the Maamba plant […]

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Tunisia: Residents confront security forces over death of detainee in police custody

Residents in the town of Barraket Essahel, south-east of Tunis have clashed with security forces who used tear gas to disperse them, over the death of a local youth who allegedly died in police custody after being arrested. Locals accused the police of the death of the young man who had been arrested Friday following […]

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Namibia gearing up for a renewable energy revolution

Namibian government plans to use renewable energy to reduce the national energy deficit in the long term, Minister of Mines and Energy Tom Alweendo said. The energy produced by renewable power plants is an excellent way for the country to address its short-term energy deficit, pending the implementation of long-term plans, Alweendo said. The cabinet […]

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Tanzania: major power cuts due to maintenance

In Tanzania, residents of Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam will face power outages due to maintenance activities of three power generation machines at Ubungo II and Songas stations, local media reported. A public notice issued by the Tanzania Electric Supply Company Ltd (Tanesco) communications unit says the maintenance of the plants will be completed in […]

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Africa Energy Indaba conference Kicks Off in South Africa

The Africa Energy Indaba conference held in collaboration with strategic partners, the World Energy Council, NEPAD Agency and SANEA, will kick-off on Tuesday, February 19,  in South Africa, according to the organizers. “Africa is the next investment frontier for energy. Energy access is now part of the political debate on the continent and there is […]

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Angola’s President appoints National Agency for Oil, Gas and Biofuel leadership

Angola’s recently launched Oil, Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANPG) created by President João Lourenço, has a new chairman. Angola’s former Secretary of State for Oil, Paulino Fernando de Carvalho Jerónimo, was officially appointed as chairman of the agency on Tuesday, local media reported. José Alexandre Barroso, former General Manager of Sonamet; a joint venture between […]

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Libya: AU pushes for elections in October

The African Union (AU) Monday announced it hopes to see Libyans casting their votes in October after it succeeds in holding an international conference under auspices of the United Nations, for reconciliation among protagonists in the oil-rich African country. The Pan-African bloc in a statement hoped to stage the conference mid-July while asking the commission […]

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