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African Energy's live-updated online database will feature more than 3,500 existing and planned power plants in Africa

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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Unlocking Africa’s potential needs action on governance

Events in South Africa, whose sovereign debt has been reduced to junk status by President Jacob Zuma’s crony capitalist rule, are another reminder that when power is exerted abusively shortfalls in governance can be highly damaging for the wider economy. This is also apparent...

Africa
Aid policies shift in line with populist changes in the political wind

A potentially radical shift in major donors’ provision of overseas development assistance (ODA) is reflected in more funds being channelled into projects intended to stimulate business and reinforce security, rather than following the stricter definition of aid agreed over...

Africa
Kabila fills vacuum he created as poisonous situation develops in DRC

the 31 December deal between opposition parties and Joseph Kabila Kabange, brokered by the Roman Catholic Bishops Conference and supported by the international community, should lead to elections by year-end and the president’s eventual departure. This would do much to...

DR Congo
Signs of life in Nigerian economy but investors remain cautious

There has been progress in the campaign against Boko Haram and President Muhammadu Buhari’s flagship fight against corruption. Higher oil prices will pump more cash into the economy, helping to ease extreme foreign exchange shortages that have hurt business. A $1bn Eurobond...

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