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High electricity prices contributed to GDP decline, says Mantashe

Minister Gwede Mantashe says South Africa's economy contracted by 3.2% in Q1 of 2019, with the energy sector making a negative contribution to the GDP.

A series of Africa energy investment reports to be issued this...

Africa Energy Series (AES) investment reports are set to launch at the Africa Oil & Power conference and exhibition at the CTICC in Cape Town.

Africa Finance Corporation supports Nigeria’s mining sector

The Africa Finance Corporation has expressed that their goal is to grow it's investments in mining, over the next few years, to over $500 million.

Kenya’s first green bond raises $41.45m

Kenya's first green bond has raised $41.45 million for the development of environmentally-friendly student accommodation.

Europe’s largest waste-to-energy project gets support of IFC, MIGA

IFC and MIGA are providing a €259.57 million for a waste-to-energy project in Belgrade that will clean up one of Europe’s largest uncontrolled landfills.

Department of Minerals and Energy receives clean audit opinion

The South African Department of Minerals and Energy has received a clean audit opinion for the 2018/19 financial year from the office of the Auditor-General.

Policies needed for wind and PV market growth

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the IEA convened a one-day ministerial conference in Berlin to share best practices to fully grasp the opportunities of wind and solar.
Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea carries Year of Investment initiative into 2020

Equatorial Guinea in partnership with the African Energy Chamber will be continuing its outreach to global investors with the Year of Investment 2020.
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DEWA recognised for its commitment to reducing greenhouse emissions

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has been awarded the ISO 14064-3:2006 certification in reporting of its greenhouse emissions.

Nigerians will have uninterrupted electricity supply soon, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari reassured the Nigerians of the government’s commitment to resolving the power sector challenges in partnership with Siemens.

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