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IISS The Military Balance 2024

Military budgets soar amid Sahel instability

The wave of coups across the Sahel region over the past three years appears to have prompted a surge in defence spending across Africa – as newly-installed military regimes pour money into their own fiefdoms and other governments seek to bolster their security. International Institute for Strategic Studies data show total spending rose by more than one-fifth in 2023, but more money for soldiers and armaments means there is less to spend on social and infrastructure improvements.

Issue 500 - 14 February 2024

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New data: African power generation additions lowest in five years

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.

New report suggests SDG7 could be achieved by 2034

African Energy staff led research for the Africa-EU Energy Partnership’s second annual European Financial Flows on SDG7 to Africa report.

Data illustrates the performance and prospects for renewable energy in Africa

The latest figures from Live Data show the direction of the continent's on-grid power generation industry over the next five years

Research underlines challenges faced by carbon and renewable credits markets

Almost 50% of respondents to an African Energy survey said the certification of carbon or renewable credits is too costly or time-intensive.

North Africa power trends: Renewable energy potential only partially met in gas-addicted region

African Energy has analysed the latest on-grid power generation data for North Africa.

South Africa energy transition report

South Africa's energy transition report

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In a major investigation, African Energy has probed unanswered questions about South...
Uganda map focused on Lake Albert oil and gas fields and Eacop

Uganda special report, November 2023

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This report collects togther a series of articles on Uganda's energy sector...
African Energy briefing report

African Energy briefing report – AEF2023

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This web-based report has been published to provide those attending or following...

African Energy Atlas 2020/2021

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The African Energy Atlas is the essential reference book for all energy...