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Issue 371
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Tanzania: Songas unfazed by critical report

A Special Parliamentary Committee on the Gas Sub-Sector delivered a summary of its report in Tanzania’s parliament on 2 June. The committee was tasked in November 2017 with deciding whether contracts in the gas sector contained “unconscionable terms” which could be revised...

Tanzania
Issue 371
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Islamist attacks in northern Mozambique highlight challenges facing LNG scheme

Scores of people have been killed since late May in attacks on villages in the northern Cabo Delgado province blamed on Islamist militants. In one attack near the coastal town of Palma, the attackers abducted residents from Monjane and Ulumbi villages who were found beheaded...

Mozambique
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Morocco/Nigeria: Rabat claims pipeline advances

A 10 June visit to Morocco by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari allowed both sides to announce the progress of plans to build a gas pipeline across north-west Africa. Moroccan media reported that the pipeline’s route, a mixture of onshore and offshore tranches, had been...

Morocco, Nigeria
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DR Congo: BBOXX to provide power to 2.5m people in DR Congo

UK-based off-grid utility BBOXX announced on 7 June that it has signed an agreement with the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that will see the company provide power to 2.5m people. BBOXX began operations alongside energy system supplier Victron Energy in...

DR Congo
Issue 371
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Cameroon moves closer to second FLNG project

Cameroon’s second floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project has taken a step forward with the signing of a gas convention agreement between New Age LNG and the government establishing the fiscal terms for its project to produce gas from the Etinde permit. Project company...

Cameroon
Issue 371
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Uganda: Winch Energy and iWayAfrica announce partnership

Off-grid renewable energy and communications company Winch Energy and Mauritius-based internet service provider iWayAfrica on 11 June announced a partnership to launch the Winch Hub in Uganda. The project will use 20-feet-long containerised solar kiosks, called Winch Hubs,...

Uganda
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Uganda dams to start up by year-end

Uganda’s 183MW Isimba and 600MW Karuma dams are set for commissioning in October and December respectively, according to Uganda Electricity Generation Company chief executive Harrison Mutikanga, who visited the project sites in early June.He said repairs were under way at...

Uganda
Issue 371
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South Africa: REIPPP5 launch expected in November

Energy minister Jeff Radebe announced on 1 June that the fifth round of the country’s renewable energy independent power producer procurement (REIPPP) programme will be launched in November. The round will procure 1,800MW of renewable energy, in a highly significant...

South Africa
Issue 371
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South Africa: Financial close for two wind projects

Lekela Power BV, a joint venture between private equity firm Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power, announced on 5 June that its 140MW Kangnas and 110MW Perdekraal East wind projects in South Africa have reached financial close. The projects were selected in the fourth round...

South Africa

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