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Rivalry between the world’s two most powerful nations is driving a rush to build strategic export-focused railway infrastructure in Africa on a scale not seen since the height of the Cold War.
Washington’s $500m commitment to the minerals export-focused Lobito Corridor has been countered by a $1bn Chinese proposal to rehabilitate the creaking Tazara line. The two megaprojects will have terminals close together in the Copperbelt, but geopolitical considerations are likely to prevent any interconnection, writes Marc Howard.
Issue 500 - 18 February 2024
Since 2018, Africa has seen a downward trend in annual net power generation capacity additions. Of the 4.5GW added in 2023, 1.4GW came from hydroelectric power.
African Energy staff led research for the Africa-EU Energy Partnership’s second annual European Financial Flows on SDG7 to Africa report.
The latest figures from Live Data show the direction of the continent's on-grid power generation industry over the next five years
Almost 50% of respondents to an African Energy survey said the certification of carbon or renewable credits is too costly or time-intensive.
African Energy has analysed the latest on-grid power generation data for North Africa.