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Issue 346
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Zambia: Get FiT gains southern momentum

Conceived by the German development bank KfW and Deutsche Bank to support private sector investment in the development of small-scale, on-grid renewable energy projects in emerging markets, the Global Energy Transfer Feed-in Tariffs (Get FiT) programme is set to launch later...

Zambia
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South Africa: Molefe’s shock return to Eskom

The return of Brian Molefe as Eskom chief executive was met with cheers at Megawatt Park but consternation by his many critics. Molefe resigned in November after damaging findings by public protector Thuli Madonsela in her report on state capture about his relationship with...

South Africa
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Morocco/Western Sahara: Disputed territory complicates Rabat’s Africa opening

The Western Sahara government in exile achieved a diplomatic success in early May when a cargo of phosphate rock destined for New Zealand was intercepted and detained in South Africa. Polisario claimed Moroccan parastatal Office Cherifien des Phosphates (OCP) had produced the...

Morocco
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Angola: GE contract for gas-fired plants

GE on 2 May announced an order from Angola’s AE Energia for seven TM2500 mobile aeroderivative gas turbine generator sets for state power producer Empresa Pública de Produção de Electricidade (Prodel). The TM2500 units will be installed in Namibe, Huila and Cuando Cubango...

Angola
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Tanzania: Aminex to focus on Ntorya

Aminex and partner Solo Oil plan to focus on commercialising the Ntorya gas discovery in southern Tanzania and defer exploration commitments on the Ruvuma licence. They plan to apply for a 25-year development licence and engineer an early production system to supply gas into...

Tanzania
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New Senegal gas find for Kosmos/BP

BP and Kosmos Energy have announced a major gas discovery with the Yakaar-1 well in the Cayar Offshore Profond Block. While the joint venture had been hoping for liquids, the Yakaar discovery, coupled with the 2016 Teranga discovery, creates the foundation for a further...

Senegal
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Nigeria eyes $5bn-plus power sector recovery support from World Bank

Senior Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) and World Bank Group (WBG) officials have been negotiating an estimated $2.519bn loan to support the Buhari administration’s Power Sector Recovery Plan (PSRP), announced in late February. Taking the lead is the Advisory Power Team,...

Nigeria
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NOC alleges Wintershall interference in Libyan politics

National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Mustafa Sanalla has intensified his conflict with Presidency Council head Fayez Al-Sarraj, alleging that German oil company Wintershall has formed an alliance with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and succeeded in...

Libya
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Egypt: DFIs rally to support massive solar development

A host of development finance institutions (DFIs) are lining up to support approximately 1.5GW of solar photovoltaic projects in the second round of Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company’s solar feed-in tariff (FiT) programme. Many of the 33 candidate projects that are...

Egypt

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