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Electrifying the Lake Volta Islands in Ghana

May 17, 2019//-In keeping with its policy to take the electric power to the remote areas of Africa, AUDA- NEPAD sent a mission comprising Prof Mosad Elmissiry, Senior Energy Advisor to the CEO and Prof Diran Makinde, Science and Technology Advisor to Ghana. Advertisements


World Bank Group Debars Chinese Sieyuan Electric Firm For Fraudulent Activities

Washington DC, US, May 15, 2019 — The World Bank announced the 15-month debarment of Shanghai-based Sieyuan Electric Co., Ltd, (Sieyuan), a company that specializes in research and development relating to electric power technology.

World Bank Provides Over $200M to Help Increase Access to Electricity in West Africa, Sahel Region

Washington DC, USA, April 23, 2019— The Board of the World Bank Group approved the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP), which includes $150 million in the form of credit and grant from the International Development Association (IDA) and $74.7 million contingent recovery grant from the Clean Technology Fund to help the West African Development Bank […]

General Electric Appoints Ghana CEO

Accra, Ghana, April 1, 2019/ — General Electric ( has announced the appointment of Sulemana Abubakar (Abu) as the Chief Executive Officer for GE Ghana.

How Data Collected from Mobile Phones Can Help Electricity Planning

There’s not enough sustained electricity investment in Africa. Shutterstock/Andrea Willmore Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña, University of Manchester; Joseph Mutale, University of Manchester; Mathaios Panteli, University of Manchester, and Pierluigi Mancarella, University of Manchester March 18, 2019//-Access to reliable and affordable electricity brings many benefits. It supports the growth of small businesses, allows students to study […]

Explainer: Why South Africa’s Energy Generator is in so Much Trouble

There’s no painless way for South Africans to deal with the power utility crisis. Shutterstock Rod Crompton, University of the Witwatersrand Eskom is by far the largest of South Africa’s many state owned companies. This near monopoly power utility is in crisis. It’s the single largest threat to South Africa’s economy, according to a former […]

Ghana Unveils Fourth Biggest Power Plant  

January 28, 2019//-Ghana today unveiled its fourth biggest power plant built in Hungary under the first stage of the 400+ Megawatt (MW) Bridge Power project in Tema.

AFC Invests €174 million in Hydroelectric Power Project in Côte d’Ivoire

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 24 January 2019//- Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the leading infrastructure development finance institution in Africa, has closed bridge loan facility contracted by Ivoire Hydro Energy (IHE) for the construction of the 44MW Singrobo-Ahouaty hydroelectric power project (SAHP) and associated infrastructure.

These are 10 Developments Shaping Africa’s Energy Sector

Johannesburg, South Africa, January 21, 2019/ — After a year of rebound and recovery, Africa’s old and new hydrocarbons markets have an opportunity to further entrench the continent’s position as the world’s hottest oil and gas frontier in 2019.

Young Ghanaian Blazes the Trail, Ushers into the World of Conglomerates 

December 26, 2018//-Finding ones way into a world of strong conglomerates does not come on a silver platter since it requires intelligence, discipline and a thick skin.

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