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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

Silencing the Guns in Africa.

On 27 February 2019, the Security Council welcomed the African Union’s “determination to rid Africa of conflicts and create conditions favorable for the growth, development…

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Baobab

How the Dogs Came.

A long time ago there were no domestic animals, all were wild, and all were the enemy of man. They feared him, and he feared them,…

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Youth & Mission

Pan-African Youth Leadership Development.

The Leadership Development and Mentorship program has an ambitious agenda for training tomorrow’s leaders across Africa. Africa is by far the world’s youngest continent, with a median…

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