In West Africa, the government of Liberia and the International Development Association (IDA) signed a $2 million loan agreement in Monrovia on Tuesday.
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The Energy Access Situation Report, 2016 Tanzania Mainland, reveals that solar power is the dominant electricity source in the country’s rural areas.
In Southern Africa, the ZTE Corporation has completed a feasibility study for Zimbabwe Power Company's Insukamini Solar Project.
In North Africa, Egypt has secured a future 400MW of solar power through a 25-year power purchase agreement with several partners.
South African state-run power utility, Eskom, has confirmed its long-term investment in renewables research, which has been supported by the CSIR and Stellenbosch University.
Angola’s energy sector is set to augment as the government has approved a 18MW hydropower plant to be built in the northwestern region.
In West Africa, the Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bollore Group for a decentralised electrification programme in Guinea.
Kenya’s shift to renewable energy sources presents a lucrative and expanding market for solar equipment.
Mismanagement and oversight could significantly limit Tanzania to benefit from the new oil and gas discoveries, reveals a new audit report.
In West Africa, the Nigerian Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, has announced that his administration has concluded plans to build a 2MW multi-fuel power plant in each of the 18 local counci
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