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Issue 412
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Canadian Solar to supply panels for DPA

Solar off-grid company Distributed Power Africa (DPA) has announced the signing of a contract with solar PV panels and components manufacturer Canadian Solar for the supply of PV technology to be used in hybrid products for the African market. The deal is expected to help DPA...

Africa
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Cameroon/Chad: Interconnection financing

President Paul Biya has signed two decrees enabling the minister of economy, planning and regional development to sign two financing agreements with the African Development Bank (AfDB) totalling CFA147.85bn ($24m) to finance the interconnection of power networks in Cameroon...

Cameroon, Chad
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Burkina Faso: UNCDF calls for renewables projects

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has invited funding requests by 17 April for renewable energy projects in Burkina Faso. Through the Fonds des Energies Renouvelables pour la Résilience du Burkina Faso programme, the UNCDF, with financial support from the...

Burkina Faso
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ARCH makes first investment in CrossBoundary Energy

ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited’s Africa Renewable Power Fund (ARPF) has made its first investment since its launch in 2019. Further transactions are expected in Q2, barring delays resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. ARPF will invest $16.5m in commercial and...

Africa
Issue 412
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Angola: ANPG postpones local companies’ meeting

The National Oil, Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANPG) has announced the postponement of an information session for Angolan oil companies on the 2020 licensing round that was scheduled to take place on 25 March. The postponement is in line with government measures to control the...

Angola
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Even protesters stay home as Algerian industry seeks reversal of fortunes

Algeria’s compliance with the Covid-19 lockdown was sharply illustrated when on 20 March the Hirak opposition movement did not march against the government for the first Friday since 22 February 2019. President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on 17 March announced a ban on public...

Algeria
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Algeria: Sonatrach promotions

Sonatrach chairman and chief executive (PDG) Toufik Hakkar on 12 March appointed a number of new senior managers. The company said the changes were intended to “revitalise the functioning of those structures concerned”. The appointments, including a number of women, are:

Algeria
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Algiers looks to a revived Desertec initiative

Energy minister Mohamed Arkab has been trying to give a sense of dynamism across the Algerian industry, if not always convincingly. While decisions on much-anticipated tenders have dragged on – or have disappointed – it was something of a surprise when Arkab announced that...

Algeria
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Coronavirus impact on Africa’s power sector is limited, so far

The coronavirus pandemic has so far been characterised by the dramatic speed of infection and a rapid escalation of policy responses by governments. While Africa has so far been less affected than Europe, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on 23 March announced a 21-day...

Africa

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