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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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Global order depends on Trump balancing pragmatism and dogma

Climate change denier Donald Trump’s 8 November election victory stunned the COP22 meeting in Marrakech, before the other 196 governments responded with defiant statements supporting the Paris Agreement. Tackling climate change and energy poverty has been central to Barack...

Ghana’s new government will have to confront economic problems

Whoever emerges from the 7 December election that pits President John Dramani Mahama against New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate Nana Akufo-Addo will have to confront the build up of uncomfortable levels of external debt, poorly performing state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and...

Southern discomfort for Buhari as Nigerian output tanks

Headlines in mid-October suggested renewed vibrancy in the Nigerian hydrocarbons industry under President Muhammadu Buhari, talking of mega-deals involving ExxonMobil and Indian investment, and plans for exploration in the north-east (see Upstream) and to raise domestic...

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...


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