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We can end power shortages by 2019, says SADC

Jul 26 2015 10:16

The Southern African Development Community says there are enough power generation projects underway to end electricity shortages by 2019.


Zim firm inks $1.1bn power deal with China

Jul 24 2015 13:30

A Zimbabwean company has signed a $1.1bn agreement with the China State Construction Engineering Corporation to build a 600-megawatt thermal power plant.


Manage or magnify? China's corporate debt threat

Jul 24 2015 12:54

Beijing may have averted a crisis in its stock markets with heavy-handed intervention, but the world's biggest corporate debt pile is a much greater threat.


Eni discovers 15bn cubic metres of gas in Egypt

Jul 20 2015 12:13

Italy's Eni has discovered gas reserves of up to 15 billion cubic metres in Egypt's Nile Delta region, with production set to start in two months.


Libya's $67bn frozen funds 'must remain on ice'

Jul 19 2015 19:30

A would-be leader of Libya's $67bn sovereign wealth fund has warned that conditions are not right to start unfreezing and managing the funds' assets.


Luxury is big business in Africa

Jul 19 2015 12:38

As Africa emerges as the next big market, luxury brands are taking an interest worth an estimated $4bn in the African luxury market - certainly nothing to smirk at.


DRC looks to insect farming in fight against hunger

Jul 15 2015 20:00

Experts hope that the love of edible insects in the DRC may hold the key to tackling widespread hunger among its roughly 65 million people by scaling up the consumption habit.


Angolans resentful as China tightens its grip

Jul 12 2015 14:36

A mulit-billion dollar loan Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos signed with China has angered citizens who say they are being left behind as the country becomes reliant on Beijing.


Zimbabwe's decrepit roads, a heavy toll to pay

Jul 10 2015 19:16

Zimbabwe's roads are in a pathetic state of disrepair, yet road user are having to fork out on hefty toll charges, amid reports of corruption in the road authority.


Big benefits from 'open skies' in Africa - report

Jul 09 2015 17:08

A potential five million passengers a year are being denied the chance to travel within Africa because of unnecessary restrictions, according an industry report.

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Load shedding drags down sub-Saharan growth - report

Jul 08 2015 19:24

The World Bank has made a 0.4% downward revision of sub-Saharan Africa's GDP growth because of SA's power crisis and the oil price drop.


Tanzania resumes debate on contentious energy bill

Jul 05 2015 17:00

Tanzania's parliament has resumed debate on a long-delayed petroleum bill, after the speaker suspended around 40 opposition lawmakers for disrupting an earlier session.

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