Investors nervous over Ethiopia as Washington condemns conflict in Tigray

Issue 441 - 24 Jun 2021

The issue leads with a package of articles on Ethiopia by Dan Marks and Marc Howard, examining the  impact of conflict and famine in Tigray and the withdrawal of US development institutions.

Power sector coverage also looks at South Africa, where a surprise decision to increase the threshold for power generation licences to 100MW could help clear a major bottleneck for commercial and industrial (C&I) developers and unlock up to 5GW of capacity.

Ajay Ubhi writes about Algeria's energy exports to Europe and how they could be affected by the EU's carbon border adjustment mechanism. 

John Hamilton looks at Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El Sisi using climate change as a diplomatic tool with off-grid projects. 

James Gavin interviews former Tullow Oil chief executive Paul McDade regarding his new company Afentra and its African plans, which revolve around the continent's oil majors. 

James Gavin also looks at gas driving Cameroon's hydrocarbon sector and Angolan E&P. 

The African Energy View draws on African Energy Live Data figures and charts to examine the role gas has to play in the continent's energy transition

Maps included are of Ethiopian conflict zones and Cameroon oil and gas.

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