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Dossier December 2011

Energy in Africa – Power spare wheels

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  Africa boasts a considerable potential of all kinds of renewable energy but time is running short. The generation capacity increase forecast for the African continent is estimated at 28 GW over the next five years. “But what happens if there are delays in the expansion plans?” asked Aggreko International’s Managing Director for North &…

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Energy in Africa – Money, money, money

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The World Bank Group has sufficient resources to finance three to five times more projects than it currently does, according to Alain Ebobisse, the Chief Investment officer at the Infrastructure Department,. But the bad news is the lack of bankable projects. Indeed, most African electricity companies require state guarantees to cover the credit risk of…

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Energy in Africa – Hydroelectric giants

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Beside the Congo basin, the continent boasts from other hydroelectric potential. The largest is in Ethiopia and is estimated by Civil Engineer Solomon Seyoum Hailu between 15,000 MW and 30,000 MW, out of which only a fraction has been harnessed. Recently, some projects have been difficult to implement such as the 420 MW Gilgel Gibe…

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Energy in Africa – Great potential

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  Since last June, the river Congo levels have considerably decreased to an historical low since 1905, as a result of a severe drought. Only 5 of the 14 turbines of the Inga I and Inga II dams were operational in August, and the capital, Kinshasa was suffering from even more power cuts than average,…

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Advocacy

SDGs advocacy from UN to the Grassroots.

In 2000, the United Nations (UN) held a Millennium Summit and in its Millennium Declaration adopted the eight international Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be achieved by 2015.…

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Baobab

The Lion, Jackal and Man

It so happened one day that Lion and Jackal came together to converse on affairs of land and state. Jackal, let me say, was the most…

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Youth & Mission

Young People. The Voice of the Planet.

The students are on the streets, waving banners, banging drums, singing, chanting, and calling for an end to the causes driving climate change that is wrecking…

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