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A region in mourning

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     12th April 2019 Southern Africa is in mourning. More than 1 000 people have perished since the tropical cyclone, Idai, lashed parts of Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe last month. The toll will likely increase, as scores have been missing for weeks and hopes are fading that they are still in the land of the... 

DHL brings over 200 global online stores to African consumers with innovative platform

11th April 2019 DHL Express has announced the launch of its new mobile and desktop app aimed at improving the online shopping experience for Africa-based consumers. The exciting new platform, DHL Africa eShop, enables customers to shop directly from more than 200 US- and UK-based online retailers, with all... 

GET FiT Zambia awards two solar projects to Building Energy

9th April 2019 The Italian Group has achieved preferred bidder status for the construction of two 20MWac solar PV plants, which are located in Central Province and, once completed, will produce around 100GWh per year Building Energy SpA, a multinational Italian company operating as a Global Integrated IPP... 

SRK outlines environmental considerations for Brulpadda gas extraction

By: Marleny Arnoldi     5th April 2019 SRK Consulting environmental assessment practitioner Sue Reuther says although news of the large Brulpadda gas find off South Africa’s southern coast holds economic potential, the project could take ten years to reach production and all environmental risks would first need to be considered for... 

Kikagati hydropower station, Tanzania and Uganda

By: Sheila Barradas     5th April 2019 Kikagati Power Company Limited plans to build a 14 MW run-of-river hydropower station on the Kagera river. 

Jervois gains US project with eCobalt merger

By: Esmarie Iannucci     2nd April 2019 ASX-listed Jervois Mining has struck a friendly merger agreement with TSX-listed eCobalt. Under the terms of the agreement, each eCobalt share will be exchanged for 1.65 common shares in Jervois, representing an implied offer price of C$0.36 a eCobalt share. 

$30bn investment push into Africa’s downstream oil industry sparks optimism

By: Kim Cloete     28th March 2019 Africa’s demand for energy, which is far higher than that of other regions in the world, is expected to be very positive for the African oil downstream industry, which has seen a $30-billion investment push in logistics, distribution, storage terminals, import facilities and retail marketing in... 

Radebe refutes allegations on South Sudan refinery 

By: African News Agency      28th March 2019 Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said on Thursday his plans for potential South African involvement in an oil venture in South Sudan were above board and aimed at securing access to cheaper crude oil and curbing the local fuel price. "As government we would want to get to a situation in which the... 

Sahara Energy CEO calls for swift unified standards for petroleum trade in Africa

By: Kim Cloete     27th March 2019 Sahara Energy CEO Tope Shonubi has called for more momentum to adopt unified standards for petroleum trade across Africa to replace the current fragmented African market. A "lack of unitisation, inefficiencies, scale and different specifications brings about chaos", he told delegates at the... 

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