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Iraqi protests weaken Abdul-Mahdi’s hold on power

Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s government is facing the most serious threat to its position iafter several days of violent unrest in Baghdad and cities across the south. As GSN went to press, more than 100 people had been killed and several...

Zimbabwe/Mozambique: EDM to supply 50MW

Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) has signed a memorandum of understanding to sell 50MW of power to Zimbabwe. Mozambique news agency AIM reported that the agreement was signed in Maputo on 12 September and sales were due to begin in October. EDM...

Morocco: Europa Oil & Gas takes Agadir Basin permit

AIM-listed Europa Oil & Gas has been awarded the 11,228km2 Inezgane Offshore permit in the Agadir Basin. The block is a newly delineated area offshore Agadir comprising parts of the former Foum Assaka and Tarhazoute Offshore permits. Europa,...

Malawi: Consultants sought for loss reduction roadmap

The World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation is requesting expressions of interest from consultants to help the Electric Supply Company of Malawi (Escom) implement the results of a commercial loss reduction study. The consultant will...

Madagascar: Concession agreement initialled for Sahofika hydro

Good progress is being made on the 200MW Sahofika hydropower project with the initialling of a concession agreement on 12 September. A framework agreement was signed in May during a visit to France by Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina which...

Kenya: First geothermal well complete at Baringo-Silali

Geothermal Development Company (GDC) has completed the first well at the Baringo-Silali geothermal project. Baringo-Silali is part of the Bogoria-Silali geothermal complex and covers the Korosi, Paka and Silali prospects. The well, drilled using...

Guinea: PGS completes 3D fast-track processing

PGS announced on 23 September that it had completed fast-track processing of 3D data from a multi-client survey offshore Guinea. The Ramform Atlas seismic survey vessel started operations in mid-February and acquired 3D seismic data over blocks...

Ghana: Pan Andean partners still hopeful on Tano 2A

The partners in Pan Andean Resources say they remain hopeful of settling the long-standing dispute over rights to Block Tano 2A, which was licensed to the joint venture more than a decade ago. Part of the block was included as Block 1 in a...

Ethiopia: Acwa Power awarded projects after record bid

The World Bank Group (WBG) Scaling Solar programme has again delivered some of Africa’s lowest tariffs after Ethiopia’s Public-Private Partnership Board approved on 11 September Acwa Power as preferred bidder for the Gad and Dicheto solar PV...

Equatorial Guinea: APR turbines to add capacity

APR Energy has supplied and installed two 20MW TM2500 turbines to add to capacity at the 154MW Malabo Turbo Gas plant on Bioko Island. The new turbines arrived in Equatorial Guinea in early August and are expected to commission by the end of...

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