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Issue 342
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Tanzania: Symbion seeks $562m after terminating Ubungo PPA

US developer Symbion Power Tanzania Ltd on 13 March filed a request for arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris claiming breach of contract due to non-payment by Tanzania Electricity Supply Corporation (Tanesco) for power from the 126MW Ubungo...

Tanzania
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Libya: Conflict destroys hope of revival in Libya’s oil crescent

On 3 March, the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB), a largely Islamist militia opposed to Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, gained control of the Ras Lanuf and Sidra oil terminals and held them until they were driven out again by Haftar’s Libyan National Army on 14 March. Haftar...

Libya
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Power Africa architects confident despite US policy uncertainty

Both Putting America First and Making America Great again were mentioned by US speakers at the Powering Africa Summit in Washington on 9-10 March. Congressman Ed Royce, who is chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a central force behind the Electrify Africa Act...

Africa
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Oranto signs for South Sudan block

The Ministry of Petroleum and Nigeria’s Oranto Petroleum signed an exploration and production-sharing agreement (EPSA) for Block B3 in Juba on 6 March and said exploration work would start immediately. Oranto will be the technical operator and 90% shareholder of the block,...

South Sudan
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Nigeria: Osinbajo charms Delta in Buhari’s absence

In the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari – who was in London until 10 March on extended medical leave, the energetic acting president, Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo, has been leading efforts to reduce tensions and offer the prospect of economic inclusion in the Niger Delta....

Nigeria
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Algeria: Sonelgaz advances quickly with solar PV plan

The government is advancing rapidly with its plan to build more than 4GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation in partnership with foreign investors. At a well-attended presentation in Algiers on 1 March, Sonelgaz released a surprising amount of detail about its intentions....

Algeria
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Manufacturing job losses in South Africa show limitations of local content rules

Hopes that South Africa’s renewables boom would create a domestic manufacturing industry have been dashed as companies find they lack the scale to compete with big Chinese producers. With countries such as Algeria also adopting tough local content rules as a way of supporting...

South Africa
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Nigeria: Osinbajo charms Delta in Buhari’s absence

In the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari – who was in London until 10 March on extended medical leave, the energetic acting president, Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo, has been leading efforts to reduce tensions and offer the prospect of economic inclusion in the Niger Delta....

Nigeria
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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

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