Arusha — Arusha-based Ilboru High School’s Form Six student Gracious Ephraim has created a solar energy powered human Robot that can walk, turn its head, speak and perform a number of tasks. Read more
On Friday, South Africa’s energy minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi, delivered the short-to-medium future for the country’s clean energy sector where gas has a prominent role to play. Read more
Power Africa launched a five-year project titled, Southern African Energy Programme, designed to increase the supply of and access to electricity in Southern Africa at the African Utility Week last week. Read more
Rising Libyan oil production is primarily the result of the military success of General Khalifa Haftar, whose so-called Libyan National Army forces are wresting unitary control of the oil supply chain from a patchwork of local militias. Read more
Protesters in southern Tunisia have closed another oil pumping station in the Kebili province, signaling that the months-long sit-ins and gatherings are nowhere near an end. The protests erupted soon after the 2011 Arab Spring revolution as Tunisia suffers high unemployment rates amid an economic transition following the uprising. Read more
Oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the Industrial Arbitration Court (IAP) have disagreed over the picketing of ExxonMobil by the workers, which may enter the second week today, if the aggrieved workers implement their weekend threat to embark on total withdrawal of services. Read more
A plan by the Federal Government to go ahead with another turnaround maintenance of Nigeria’s four ailing refineries is still on course, despite the odds stacked against it. Since the expected gains from this ritual have remained elusive for over three decades, sagacity dictates that we get off the beaten track. Read more
On Wednesday, South Africa’s national power utility, Eskom announced a smart grid joint innovation initiative with Huawei at the African Utility Week in Cape Town.
The ministers of water and energy from Cameroon and the Republic of Congo, Basile Atangana Kouna, and Serge Blaise Zoniaba, respectively co-chaired a session of the Interstate Committee on the Hydroelectric Power Project in Yaoundé on May 12. Read more
GE is looking to expand its participation in Africa’s hydroelectric power generation sector. The company aims to increase the hydroelectric capacity of the continent of 29 GW. “Hydroelectricity is booming in Africa. Read more
Africa’s small hydropower potential is 7,3GW and of that potential 83% lies in East Africa.
Cairn Energy today confirmed it has completed its ninth successful well in Senegal in three years. Read more
LONDON – Angola’s state oil company Sonangol has cancelled an auction of oil exploration licences for eight blocks, blaming the drop in oil prices since the bidding opened. Read more