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African Energy's parent company Cross Border Information (CbI) has launched its fourth annual private sector survey for the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA).

With almost 7GW of generation capacity installed during 2015 and new projects being announced on a regular basis, capacity is expected to increase to over 70GW by 2020 according to African Energy’s research. Concerns over lack of gas availability have eased following the discovery of the giant...

Led by Jon Marks, African Energy's consultancy team and analysts from parent company Cross-border Information prepared the 'Status Report Update: 2016' for the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) Secretariat

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Kabila clings to DRC’s ship of state, sinking hopes of progress

Democratic Republic of Congo catches the imagination of those who see its potential to drive Africa’s future through its mineral wealth, resourceful population and the Inga Falls hydroelectric resource. But grandiose visions tend to founder on rocky realities in this vast,...

DR Congo
Cameroon remains an enigma for investors

Cameroon may be the Central African Economic and Monetary Community’s largest economy, but it remains a political and commercial enigma. Decision-making can move at a glacial pace, in a political system dominated by President Paul Biya, whose apparent aspirations to be re-...

It’s all about the money as gas investors focus on ‘quality’ projects

Demand for natural gas is rising across the continent, as African governments promote gas-to-power (GTP) projects to meet rising electricity consumption and growth industries such as cement look to secure energy supply. But creating business environments that encourage...

North Africa, Southern Africa, East Africa, West Africa, Central Africa
Is bankrupt SunEdison the victim of a market skewed by subsidies?

There was little surprise when SunEdison filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on 21 April, given the scale of its fall from grace – from nearly $10bn market capitalisation in mid-2015 to a 99% share price collapse and emergency asset sales less than one year later. The...


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