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Faced with the embarrassing fact that just two countries met the 9 March validation deadline, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative has delayed a decision on what it should do with the other candidates until next month’s board meeting in Berlin.

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As African Energy editor Thalia Griffiths leaves to explore new opportunities, colleagues asked for her take on developments after 23 years leading the publication. For all the tragedies like the current Ethiopian conflict, she sees real hope for a better future on a continent where, in many places, governance has improved and previously marginalised populations are becoming empowered to enact positive change.

Ghana | Mozambique | South Sudan | Angola | Nigeria | Uganda
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 The Angolan government and General Electric have succeeded in having a court case against them dismissed by the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, after a judge ruled the dispute should be heard in courts in Angola.

Angola
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 In the wake of a diplomatic crisis involving migrant flows and the disputed Western Sahara, a recent report from Madrid suggested Morocco’s King Mohammed VI had called an end to negotiations on the extension of gas supply contracts via the 11.5 bcm/yr capacity Maghreb-Europe gas pipeline (GME).

Algeria | Morocco
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The Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) has gone to the Lusaka High Court seeking a judicial review to halt the government’s latest attempts to seize its transmission line network, including those it jointly owns with Democratic Republic of Congo’s Société Nationale d’Electricité (Snel).

Zambia
Issue 432 - 11 February 2021

Zambia: Government takes on Zesco debt

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Zambia’s government has said it will assume Zesco’s debt to private power suppliers in a bid to promote confidence as it seeks to renegotiate power supply agreements. A government team led by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is renegotiating power purchase agreements with IPPs in an attempt to reduce the tariffs at which Zesco buys power from private producers. Ministry of Energy sources estimate Zesco’s debt to IPPs had reached around $726m at the end of November 2020.

Zambia
Issue 433 - 25 February 2021

Attar out in Algerian reshuffle

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Abdelmadjid Attar has been sacked just eight months after being appointed energy minister, in a 21 February government reshuffle ordered by President Abdelmajid Tebboune. Attar has been outspoken in criticising Sonatrach’s performance and management, and delays to implementing the new hydrocarbons law.

Algeria
Issue 429 - 17 December 2020

US to require ownership disclosure

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In a major victory for transparency campaigners, the US Congress has passed a groundbreaking measure to ban anonymous shell companies by a veto-proof majority. The Corporate Transparency Act, which was tacked on to the annual National Defense Authorization Act, will oblige corporations and limited liability companies established in the United States to disclose their real owners to the US Treasury Department.

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The jailing of former President Jacob Zuma for contempt of court on 7 July came at an unfortunate moment for South Africa. Pent up frustration following a year of economic hardship due to tough Covid-19 restrictions as well as upcoming local elections and public sector wage negotiations – both historically associated with angry protests – added an edge to demonstrations that was exploited by political and criminal groups.

South Africa
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The Tanzanian government is pressing ahead with large-scale renewable energy projects, in particular the controversial 2.1GW Julius Nyerere dam, alongside a state-owned solar project and donor-backed transmission and distribution initiatives.

Tanzania
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Energy minister Newton Kambala was fired by President Lazarus Chakwera on 11 August, following his appearance at Lilongwe Magistrates Court on graft charges. Kambala had been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) two days earlier.

Malawi
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In the last ten years, Zambia has witnessed a number of disputes in the power sector, the bulk of which have revolved around utility Zesco. Under the new administration, the situation could become clearer – and more encouraging for investors.

Zambia
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Alarm over the government’s emergency process for sourcing medical equipment last year in response to the Covid-19 pandemic showed that concerns over Mauritian procurement practices were not limited to major power schemes.

Mauritius
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Guinea has world-scale iron ore, bauxite and other mineral resources, as media reports quickly reminded their consumers when news came in on Sunday 5 September that an imposing-looking putschist, Groupement des Forces Spéciales (GPS) commander Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, had seized power in Conakry.

Guinea
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The Moroccan electorate delivered a crushing blow to the Parti de la Justice et du Développement (PJD) on 8 September, as the ‘moderate Islamist’ party, which has led the government since 2011, won just 12 of the 395 seats in the House of Representatives (lower house of parliament). With a small number of votes still to be counted as African Energy went to press, the likely outcome was a new coalition led by overtly pro-business parties with close ties to the palace.

Morocco