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Issue 382
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Nigeria’s bitter contest between ailing incumbent and veteran ‘big man’

It says something for the political climate – and the power of social media – that Reuters on 2 December ran a story headlined: “Nigeria’s Buhari denies dying and being replaced by lookalike.” It quoted President Muhammadu Buhari telling diaspora Nigerians in Poland, where he...

Nigeria
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Nigeria: Shell to supply gas to Aba

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria on 30 November signed a gas supply and aggregation agreement for the 140MW Aba power project in Abia State, Nigeria. The project has been under development for some time by Geometric Power Aba Ltd, whose chief executive is former...

Nigeria
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Niger: Government amends Sipex PSC

The council of ministers in Niamey on 15 November approved an amendment to Sonatrach’s production-sharing contract (PSC) enabling it to carry out appraisal work on the Kafra Block. Sonatrach announced a discovery earlier this year on the block, which runs up to the Algerian...

Niger
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Niger: First solar plant commissioned

Niger inaugurated its first solar project on 24 November, the 7MWp Malbaza plant in the Tahoua region. The plant, which consists of 21,000 solar panels, was developed at a cost of $24.7m, with financing from the Export-Import Bank of India. It will meet the electricity supply...

Niger
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Morocco: Predator closes in on Guercif licence

Jersey-based Predator Oil & Gas Holdings has announced that Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (Onhym) has accepted its licence application for Guercif permits I-IV. The four onshore permits cover an area of 7,269km² east of the Gharb Basin gas fields and...

Morocco
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Mali: JDA signed for solar hybrid plant for Syama

Australian gold miner Resolute Mining has signed a joint development agreement with South Africa’s Ignite Energy Projects for a 40MW solar hybrid power plant at the Syama gold mine. The plant, which will combine solar photovoltaic (PV), battery and heavy fuel oil (HFO)...

Mali
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Mali: First IPP to play central role in grid

Mali’s first fully fledged independent power project has begun operating at Kayes, in Hawa-Dembaya district in the west of the country. The 90MW Albatros Energy Mali heavy fuel oil (HFO) plant will play an important role in grid stability and the integration of renewables...

Mali
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Malawi: InfraCo signs for Golomoti solar

A ground-breaking ceremony took place on 3 December marking the start of construction for the 60MWac Salima solar project being developed by JCM Power. “We will now work to prepare the ground, ready to install 230,000 solar panels after the rainy season and anticipate that...

Malawi
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Kenya: Ground-breaking for Olkaria I Unit VI

A ground-breaking ceremony took place on 4 December for Kenya Electricity Generating Company’s 83.3MW Olkaria I Unit VI plant, which is expected online in 2021. The ceremony was attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kenya

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