Ed’s note: Mark this year down in history as the start...

It’s been a long time in the making but what an incredibly positive way to usher in 2021, with Africa officially trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
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Harmonised energy database will empower African energy sector

Stakeholders are calling for the upgrade of the existing energy database to keep pace with fast growing development of energy mix in Africa.
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Advance renewables to bolster against COVID-19 say AU and IRENA

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have agreed to work closely to advance renewable energy across...
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African Union to roll out continent-wide electricity market masterplan

The AfDB and the African Union Development Agency have agreed to develop a blueprint for a pan-continental electricity network and market.

Essential factors for the future of Africa’s energy sector

The International Energy Agency and the African Union Commission co-hosted the first ever ministerial seminar titled The Future of Africa’s Energy.
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Continental Free Trade Area geared to boost African economies

“The Continental Free Trade Area will stimulate intra-African trade by up to $35 billion per year, creating a 52% increase in trade by 2022;...

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