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January 16, 2019
SDX Energy appraisal well encounters oil offshore Egypt
The company’s success continues to grow in north Africa.
Tanzania: Construction to begin at Rufiji hydropower plant
The mega-project will be completed in 2022.
Fuelling a crisis
The streets of Zimbabwe’s major cities were in turmoil this week as protesters reacted violently to a large increase in the cost of fuel.
January 15, 2019
Algeria cuts oil production output by 25,000 bpd
Prior to the cut in crude oil production the country produced 1.08m bpd.
Eskom pleads for tariff increase to avoid debt cliff
Opposition against the South African power utility to raise electricity prices mounts.
Israel to export gas to Egypt
The exports from Israel to Egypt are part of a $15 billion natural gas trade deal signed in 2018.
Renewable Energy Gains Traction in Togo
Togo is on the path to become one of West Africa’s most proactive countries in renewable energy initiatives.
Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers fund invests $31m in BBOXX
BBOXX will install two million solar systems in Africa by 2022.
January 14, 2019
Senegal’s petroleum code moves towards final stage
The law strongly emphasizes on local content policies and will set a strong regulatory framework for first hydrocarbon productions in 2022.
South Sudan pipeline leaking two barrels an hour
Technical teams are working to fix the leaking infrastructure.
IPPs increase year-on-year share of electricity generation
Independent Power Producers made up 9.7% of total generation.
Morocco unveils an ambitious agenda for 2019 in the energy sector
Morocco outlines key energy projects for the year ahead.
January 13, 2019
Oranto Petroleum looking to partner up for exploration in Senegal oil fields
The company plans to continue its exploration operation in the Cayar and Saint-Louis Shallow.
January 11, 2019
Market Report: Oil prices lower
Oil prices decline, giving back earlier gains as optimism over U.S.-China trade talks wear off.
The Buzz: This Week In Africa
Top stories: Sonangol FY profit sees 107% surge, Eiffage Energia Begins Construction on 158MW Wind Farm
Angola prepares for 2019 licensing round
The country plans to launch new projects to replace declining reserves.
Second Member of Eskom Task Team Recuses Herself
The appointment of the task team was announced by the Presidency on 14 December 2018.
Senegal: Eiffage Energia begins construction on 158.7MW wind farm
Once complete the farm will supply power to 150,000 homes.
January 10, 2019
Nigeria’s rig count drops by six

Nigeria is one of the top three members of OPEC that has experienced a decrease in rig count.
South Africa: Eskom says coal stocks have improved
The risk of rolling blackouts still remains.
Cote d’Ivoire’s rural electrification program steps up
Several initiatives are in place in Cote d’Ivoire to increase and optimize its national power coverage.
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