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Roads and Power Projects East Africa’s Pride

AFRICANGLOBE - The inauguration of Athi River-Namanga (Kenya) through Namanga to Arusha in Tanzania this past week graced by Tanzania's President Dr Jakaya Mrisho...

Deal With Ethiopia Signals Cheaper Power for Kenya

AFRICANGLOBE - Lower energy costs are on the horizon for Kenyan consumers, after the government secured a Sh37.5 billion ($441 million) credit agreement to...

If ANC Fails, It Doesn’t Deserve Power – Kgalema Motlanthe

AFRICANGLOBE - If the ANC fails to listen to the people of South Africa, it does not deserve to be in a position of...

South Africa Becomes Global Leader In Solar Power Generation

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa, Africa largest economy, has become the world leader in solar power generation following Queensland’s withdrawal of a $75 million funding from...

Investors to Take Charge of Nigeria Power Companies By 2013

AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria’s Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has revealed that by July 2013, preferred bidders for the country’s power generation and distribution firms...

Africa’s Infrastructure Boom – Will This Time Be Different?

High inflows to Africa's infrastructure sector bode well for growth. But stubborn obstacles - from procurement to currency denomination choices - now need to...

Grand Inga, The Ultimate African Power Project

AFRICANGLOBE - With an estimated cost of $80bn, the Grand Inga Hydropower Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will not come cheap. But its 40GW output would drive Africa into a brave new world of industrialisation, potentially lighting up the continent from Cape Town to Cairo.

Ethiopian Dams Bring Rebirth and Power to East Africa

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile River, close to the border with Sudan, will transform Ethiopia into an East African...

U.S. Death Toll From Hurricane Sandy Rises to 55, Nearly 7...

The death toll from Hurricane Sandy has reached 55, while there are still more than 6.8 million homes and businesses without power—down from a...

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...

Kengen Opens Bidding for 560 MW Geothermal Power Plant

Kengen has opened bidding for the construction of geothermal power plants in the Great Rift Valley, in an initiative to achieve production of 585 megawatts...

Ethiopia Turns to Wind Power to Boost Energy Security

Ethiopia is venturing into large-scale wind power generation for the first time as it embarks on an ambitious plan to increase its electrical capacity...

Building Africa’s Green Economy

Africa's energy demand is forecast to dramatically expand as rapid urbanisation and economic growth push consumption to new heights. Yet the continent is currently...

Fear of a Power Vacuum as Ethiopia Delays Swearing in New...

Ethiopian opposition parties have expressed concern over delays in swearing in the new Prime Minister, saying this will create a power vacuum. Ethiopian Democratic Party...

Blaise Compaore And The Politics Of Personal Enrichment

AFRICANGLOBE - By African standards, Burkina Faso is not a particularly spectacular country. It is small, has a tiny population and internal politics which most foreign correspondents tend to find somewhat pedestrian. No wonder that it receives only little attention, even in Africa-focused publications.

Nigerian Govt Unveils Major Gas Expansion Plan

Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has said that the government has embarked on an extensive gas expansion project on pipeline, saying the...