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Africa Oil opens London office

Africa Oil Corporation has opened a London office with effect from 1 September, staffed by chief executive Keith Hill, chief operating officer Tim Thomas and vice president exploration Paul Martinez. Technical and accounting staff will remain in...

Sierra Leone: InfraCo and PowerGen to develop mini-grid project

InfraCo Africa announced on 27 August that it had signed a shareholders’ agreement with PowerGen committing $6.9m to developing the Sierra Leone Mini-Grid Project. The project will build 41 solar PV, battery and diesel hybrid mini-grids,...

Mugabe legacy weighs heavy as Zimbabwe seeks route to recovery

The passing of founding president Robert Gabriel Mugabe is another step in the rites of passage towards what over 15m Zimbabweans hope will eventually become a secure and sustainable economy and society. However, the 95-year-old autocrat’s death...

Karpowership to supply Senegal

Karpowership’s 235MW Aysegül Sultan powership left Turkey for Senegal on 8 September, the company announced on LinkedIn. The ship will supply some 15% of Senegal’s power from early October, using HFO for the first six months, after which it is...

Senegal: Consultants sought for rural electrification

The Agence Sénégalaise d’Electrification Rurale invites expressions of interest by 10 October from consultants to assist with the planning, procurement and supervision of a rural electrification project to supply 177 villages with mini solar PV...

São Tomé: BP, Kosmos plan Block 13 seismic

BP and Kosmos Energy plan to acquire a 3D seismic survey over Block 13 in Q4. Kosmos told African Energy work was scheduled to begin in late November or early December. The survey will cover approximately 6,800km2.BP and Kosmos were awarded...

Rwanda: World Bank funds for power sector

The World Bank has approved $125m in funding for the Third Energy Sector Development Policy Operation (DPO). The loan is the third and final part of a $375m programme aimed at supporting the energy sector objectives in Rwanda’s National Strategy...

WAPP-North Core tenders

The WAPP-North Core Project Management Unit is seeking prequalification bids by 21 October for three tenders relating to the West African Power Pool North Core project. The project involves the construction of a 330kV transmission network...

Regional: ElectriFI invests $5m in PEG Africa

Impact investment facility the Electrification Financing Initiative (ElectriFI) has agreed a $5m subordinated junior loan for pay-as-you-go solar company PEG Africa. PEG currently operates in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Senegal with around 400,000...

Mobisol: the latest string to Engie’s bow

French energy giant Engie claims to have become the market leader in off-grid solar in Africa following the acquisition of Germany’s Mobisol. When the transaction closes, which is expected in October, Mobisol will join solar home system company...

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