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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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After the renaissance comes reaction for low-growth economies

Data and policy statements that emerged from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank Group annual meetings underlined the impact of the commodities downcycle. The IMF’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) estimates average growth across sub-Saharan Africa has fallen to 1.6...

Extractives shift from transformative opportunity to risk

There may be strong economic arguments, as well as the ethical objections raised by campaigners, why development finance institutions (DFIs) should no longer focus on supporting extractives-led growth. A Chatham House research paper* asks whether such models of development...

Can Central African elites change for the better?

The recent increase in oil prices will be especially welcomed by Central Africa’s small but dominant ruling elites. The stand-off over Gabon’s presidential election – with Jean Ping contesting the narrow victory announced for President Ali Bongo Ondimba, his former brother-in...

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Mozambique outlook positive for offshore gas, clouds build onshore

With sky-high prices apparently a thing of the past, the outlook is gloomy for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporters, even in the most lucrative markets, such as Japan. With a predicted supply glut running into the next decade and price pressures accentuated by the fast-...


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