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Public and institutional opposition have all but killed off a plan to award an unprecedented 40% production share in NOC’s largest undeveloped oil and gas field to international partners. African Energy has been given access to a large dossier of leaked documents which helps to explain what brought the deal to this point, writes John Hamilton.

Libya
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The Kaminho project to develop the Cameia and Golfinho fields in Block 20/11 has reached a final investment decision, as operator TotalEnergies and partners Petronas and Sonangol seek to open up the offshore Kwanza Basin and supply some gas to CCGT units that will serve the Angolan power grid.

Angola
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Canadian miner Ivanhoe Mines’ addition of 10MW at the Kamoa-Kakula copper mine in DRC fits into a wider plan to add 200MW thermal capacity to compensate for Snel transmission network bottlenecks.

DR Congo
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Re-elected amid some controversy for a second term, President Félix Tshisekedi, is promising accelerated reform, while multilateral officials and ambitious executives are again heavily focused on making the ‘transformational’ Grand Inga hydroelectric megaproject work, and miners looking to better exploit global-scale geology are structuring innovative C&I schemes. But enthusiasm about DRC should always be tempered with realism as its politics remain sulphurous, domestic conflicts murderous, and energy and other economics complex.

DR Congo
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Cape Town-based NOA Group has concluded the purchase of the 350MW Khauta solar PV cluster in Free State province from Germany’s Pure New Energy. Chief executive Karel Cornelissen provided African Energy with details of NOA’s plans for the Khauta projects and beyond.

South Africa
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Benin’s President Patrice Talon has allowed the temporary lifting of the inaugural cargo from the Niger-Benin Export Pipeline, after his 8 May bombshell announcement that Cotonou would not allow exports until Niamey reopened its side of the border, write Virgile Ahissou in Cotonou and Marc Howard.

Benin | Niger
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The direct award of a large oil field redevelopment contract to a small local group with no known track record has prompted allegations of corruption and raised potentially awkward questions for international companies involved in the Dahra field. It has also had serious political repercussions, as minister Mohammed Aoun was dismissed in March after going public with his concerns about the deal. African Energy has scrutinised government reports and correspondence between officials and Halliburton to get a sense of what has gone wrong.

Libya
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Dubai-based Amea Power has broken ground on its Kairouan solar project. The 120MW plant, which is being developed under a build-own-operate (BOO) model, is one of the few projects to make progress in Tunisia’s troubled renewable energy programme.

Tunisia
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The issue leads with Libya where oil sector governance is under fire as never before, with Presidential Council head Mohammed Al-Menfi asking National Oil Corporation to explain its multi-billion-dollar spending over the past two years. With oil production flatlining and gas production at risk of severe decline, Libya needs new field developments, but two of its biggest projects have become mired in allegations of corruption. With potential ramifications for all those operating across a range of sectors in Libya, African Energy has been investigating these issues and more for a series of articles based on extensive source enquiries and documentary evidence. Power coverage leads with Tanzania where two units of the 2.1GW Nyerere hydroelectric megaproject are already online and a source has told African Energy details of the remaining seven turbines to follow. Already, the megaproject is generating surplus capacity to such an extent that state utility Tanesco is reducing output at other HEP plants while it waits for demand to pick up. Oil and gas coverage leads with Mozambique – also the subject of the African Energy View – where Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s decision to pay Portugal’s Galp some $1.15bn for a 10% stake in offshore Area 4 offers further evidence of Mozambique’s LNG improving prospects, even though the Cabo Delgado insurgency hasn’t gone away. The issue leads with Libya where oil sector governance is under fire as never before, with Presidential Council head Mohammed Al-Menfi asking National Oil Corporation to explain its multi-billion-dollar spending over the past two years. With oil production flatlining and gas production at risk of severe decline, Libya needs new field developments, but two of its biggest projects have become mired in allegations of corruption. With potential ramifications for all those operating across a range of sectors in Libya, African Energy has been investigating these issues and more for a series of articles based on extensive source enquiries and documentary evidence. Power coverage leads with Tanzania where two units of the 2.1GW Nyerere hydroelectric megaproject are already online and a source has told African Energy details of the remaining seven turbines to follow. Already, the megaproject is generating surplus capacity to such an extent that state utility Tanesco is reducing output at other HEP plants while it waits for demand to pick up. Oil and gas coverage leads with Mozambique – also the subject of the African Energy View – where Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s decision to pay Portugal’s Galp some $1.15bn for a 10% stake in offshore Area 4 offers further evidence of Mozambique’s LNG improving prospects, even though the Cabo Delgado insurgency hasn’t gone away. The issue also includes a new DR Congo Risk Management Report. Re-elected amid some controversy for a second term, President Félix Tshisekedi, is promising accelerated reform, while multilateral officials and ambitious executives are again heavily focused on making the ‘transformational’ Grand Inga hydroelectric megaproject work, and miners looking to better exploit global-scale geology are structuring innovative C&I schemes. But enthusiasm about DRC should always be tempered with realism as its politics remain sulphurous, domestic conflicts murderous, and energy and other economics complex.

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The chances of long-awaited LNG schemes moving ahead have been bolstered by Rwanda’s expanded commitment to battling the northern Cabo Delgado province’s enduring Islamist insurgency on behalf of the Maputo government, a move very much in the interests of the international majors planning multi-billion dollar projects. Many other problems remain to be resolved as Mozambique prepares for President Nyusi to stand down in October – in an election where the ruling Frelimo party’s candidate will be Daniel Chapo, whose outsider status points to further splits in the ruling elite.

Mozambique | Rwanda
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The African Development Bank is seeking a consultant to carry out a feasibility study for a floating solar power project on the Kariba dam, a major source of water and electricity for Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Zambia | Zimbabwe
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Two units of the 2.1GW Nyerere hydroelectric megaproject are already online – adding 470MW to the Tanzanian grid – and a source has told African Energy details of the remaining seven turbines to follow. Already, the megaproject is generating surplus capacity to such an extent that state utility Tanesco is reducing output at other HEP plants while it waits for demand to pick up.

Tanzania
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New York-listed miner Barrick Gold, one of Africa’s largest commercial and industrial (C&I) offtakers, has added solar PV capacity and battery storage to its Loulo-Gounkoto gold mine in western Mali and has started a similar project at Kibali mine in DRC, writes Marc Howard.

DR Congo | Mali
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Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s decision to pay Portugal’s Galp some $1.15bn for a 10% stake in offshore Area 4 offers further evidence of Mozambique’s LNG improving prospects, even though the Cabo Delgado insurgency hasn’t gone away.

Mozambique
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Chariot has plugged its RZK-1 well in Morocco’s Loukos onshore licence area after deciding its gas was uneconomic to develop, but the British indie has quickly moved on to drill the nearby OBA-1 exploration well.

Morocco