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Bridging the knowledge gap in energy statistics in Africa

AFREC has embarked on a training programme to train a second cohort of experts from the AU Member States in energy statistics.
Malawi

Malawi $1billion energy deal to boost economy

Malawi is open for business! The East African country is pursuing various investment and trade deals to help boost their economy and in line with this have signed a $1 billion deal with Egyptian multinational electrical company, Elsewedy Electric.
COP26

African leaders must present united and strong front at COP26

At the Ninth Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IX) conference, the Prime Minister of Cabo Verde, Ulisses Correia e Silva called on African leaders to present a united front and push for bold African solutions for global efforts to tackle climate change as they prepare for the 26th UN climate change conference (COP26).
infrastructure

Modelling Africa’s Continental Power Systems Master Plan

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will partner the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as modelling partner for the development of the African Continental Power Systems Master Plan (CMP).
water

African Sanitation Policy Guidelines to streamline sanitation policies

The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) has launched the African Sanitation Policy Guidelines (ASPG). The guidelines are to provide the steps towards developing a new policy or updating current sanitation policies and also provide an outline for what should be included in a comprehensive sanitation policy.
COVID-19

COVID-19 pandemic calls for greater regional integration in Africa

As countries rebuild their economies following COVID-19, Africa needs to step up productive and infrastructural integration.
Ethiopia

Tigray conflict could delay Grand Renaissance dam negotiations

Conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region could cause a delay in confirming a resolution surrounding Africa's largest and most controversial hydroelectric project.
grid

Another step taken towards unifying Africa’s electricity systems

The African Single Electricity Market is expected to be launched in February 2021 during the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government.
engineering entrant

Securing Africa’s energy sector key to post-pandemic recovery

High-level officials representing a range of African economies met under the theme of Securing Africa’s Energy Future in the Wake of COVID-19 at the second AUC-EIA Ministerial Forum.
business in Africa

Talking energy business in Africa means talking synergy

the African Single Electricity Market needs careful re-arrangement of existing policies and regulations to encompass varying tariff schemes and issues of standardisation between countries, states energy expert, Dr Albert Butare.

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