Established in 1998, African Energy was initially a printed newsletter conceived by Cross-border Information (CbI), under contract to the Financial Times Energy group and later Platts, to provide an independent source of news and analysis of Africa's energy industries.

Purchased by CbI in a 2003 management buy-out, our experienced editorial staff oversaw the transition of the title into a provider of consultancy services, while managing the evolution of the original newsletter into electronic formats, creating the widely praised African Energy Atlas (2007) and pioneering an Africa-focused political risk roundtable series, AfricaHardball.

In late 2013 we partnered with experienced conference producer Bruno Coburn, channelling our expertise into a new affiliate company CbI Meetings. The focus of activities has been the Africa Investment Exchange, a series of expert dialogues held under the Chatham House Rule for leading investors in Africa’s high growth industries. Our flagship annual meetings are AIX: Gas and AIX: Power & Renewables.

In September 2017, we launched African Energy Live Data, an innovative and interactive data platform that is changing the way investors and developers identify power plants and analyse markets across the continent.