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Ghana’s Genser Energy raises $366m for off-grid power supply

Genser Energy Ghana Ltd announced in December that it had reached financial close on a $366m financing agreement that will fund the expansion of its business in Ghana. The transaction funds the expansion of existing plants and the company’s gas...

Gambia: Shearwater acquires seismic over Block A5

Australia’s FAR has contracted Shearwater GeoServices to carry out a 3D Isometrix seismic survey over part of Block A5 ahead of drilling planned on the company’s Gambia acreage later this year. Shearwater said the one-month survey would be...

Ethiopia: EEP seeks consultants for hydro projects

Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) invites expressions of interest by 24 January from consultants to assist with the development of a series of hydropower projects totalling 1,887MW. The consulting services will entail the preparation of a...

Equatorial Guinea: Study to convert methanol plant to modular refinery

The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons says it has commissioned a feasibility study to examine the potential for converting the Atlantic Methanol Production Company (Ampco) plant at the Punta Europa gas complex on Bioko Island into a modular...

Equatorial Guinea: MoUs signed for new blocks

The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons has signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with successful bidders from its 2019 licensing round during the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi.

Egypt: New block awards

ExxonMobil and Zarubezhneft have each announced the award of two new exploration licences, while three block awards have been made in Egypt’s Red Sea licensing round. The US supermajor will explore the North Marakia Offshore Block in the...

DRC: Kinshasa seeks new partner for re-sized Inga project

The DRC government has decided to recruit a new private-sector partner to develop a smaller, 4,800MW version of the Inga 3 hydro project on the Congo River. The decision is part of a new roadmap for the project discussed at a two-day workshop on...

Côte d’Ivoire in election mode

Ahead of Côte d’Ivoire’s October 2020 presidential election, the government is firmly focused on securing a win for President Alassane Dramane Ouattara’s Rassemblement des Houphouëtistes pour la Démocratie et la Paix (RHDP). For all the history-...

Congo B: AAOG sale approved

Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG) shareholders voted on 13 January to approve the sale of 80% in AAOG Congo to London-listed Zenith Energy. Zenith also entered into a term sheet for a put and call option agreement over the remaining 20%,...

CFA franc to be replaced by eco, but initial change is largely symbolic

The move by the eight-member Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (Uemoa) to end its 55-year-old currency union based on the French-guaranteed CFA franc will have a range of consequences for businesses and political relations. The new...

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