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Somalia Awakens As East Africa’s Oil Province

AFRICANGLOBE - As Somalia announces plans to open its first offshore exploration license round in 1Q 2017, explorers analyzing new seismic data have recognized the potential of finding reserves to match those of its neighbors in East Africa. Beyond that, critically, they are discovering that Somalia’s potential is not just gas: Here lies a gem of an unexplored oil basin.

Mozambique’s Natural Gas Wealth Set To Power Its Development

AFRICANGLOBE - For gas producers, there may be a silver lining, with lower prices creating an opportunity to use natural gas for power generation and other projects. The future of Southern Africa’s gas market, for example, could lie along a 2,600km pipeline linking the gas fields of Mozambique to South Africa.

South Africa Launches Green Car Project

AFRICANGLOBE - A project to pilot and test the feasibility of electric vehicles and associated supporting infrastructure in South African conditions was launched by the country's Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa in Tshwane on Tuesday.

Southern Africa Has Astronomical Energy Potential

AFRICANGLOBE - The potential for renewable energy (RE) in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is estimated at 37,342 TeraWatt hours (TWh). According to...

South Africa: Renewable Energy Programme to Bring in Billions

South Africa's Department of Energy says it is expecting R47 billion to be invested in the country through Window 1 of the Renewable Energy...

Oil and Gas: East Africa’s Race to Get Ready

The reserves already discovered will make East Africa one of the next gas frontiers. Companies are waiting for policymakers to determine priorities and incentives...

Southern Africa Forges Ahead With Its Common Agenda

Southern Africa has taken a significant step forward in its quest for deeper regional integration following the approval of a long-awaited blueprint that outlines...

Africa Faces an Energy Supply Crisis But Economic Boom Is Near

The World Bank's Africa Energy Unit (AFTEG) estimates that 25 of Africa's 54 nations face an energy crisis. However, Paul Fitzsimons, power and energy...

U.S. Firm Accused of Massive Land Grab in Tanzania

A major U.S. energy company, AgriSol Energy, is accused of engaging in land grabs in Tanzania that would displace more than 160,000 Burundian refugees...

East Africa Embracing Nuclear Energy

Kenya will use nuclear energy as part of the government's efforts to meet the rising energy demands. The revelation came at the 23rd African Regional...

Massive Gas Find Draw Foreign Interests to Tanzania

Recent announcements of massive offshore natural gas fields in Tanzania by different international exploration companies have placed the country on the world energy map. According...

Kenya, Russia Mull Direct Flights

Kenya and Russia have agreed to initiate the process of signing a bilateral air traffic agreement that will allow the national carriers of the...

Natural Gas Discoveries Put East Africa on World Energy Map

Massive offshore gas discoveries in East Africa are catapulting the region into a major player in the global energy arena, bringing billions in investment that could transform entire...

Kenya, France Ink Sh8.3 Billion Energy Deal

Kenya and France have sealed a Sh8.3 billion loan deal to upgrade Kenya's power transmission lines in order to eliminate blackouts in the country. Finance...

Zambia, Angola Negotiate Oil Trade Deal

Zambia is still negotiating with the Angolan government on the possibility of striking a deal to import refined petroleum products from that country to...

U.N. official Advises Kenya Not to Rush Towards Nuclear Energy

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is advising against plans by Kenya to set up a nuclear power plant, and is instead urging the...