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04 10 2022 | 15:41

We are at a crossroads in history: Africa can and must be a leader in clean energy

Several African leaders at last month’s UN general assembly left dismayed after their calls for action on the climate crisis were overshadowed by the Ukraine war. One was Kenya’s new president, who…

04 10 2022 | 07:57

Revealed: Huge gas flaring emissions never reported

Major oil companies are not declaring a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, a BBC News investigation has revealed.

04 10 2022 | 07:48

BP in oil field where ‘cancer is rife’

Communities living close to oil fields, where gas is openly burned, are at elevated risk of leukaemia, a BBC News Arabic investigation has revealed.

04 10 2022 | 07:36

King Charles will not attend climate summit on Truss advice

King Charles will not attend the climate change conference COP27, which is due to be held in Egypt next month, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

04 10 2022 | 07:29

EU won’t back climate damage fund talks at COP27, says draft

Document underscores need for more action in response to the snowballing damages from climate change in poorer countries. The European Union won't back developing country demands for a new fund to…

02 10 2022 | 14:13

SOUTH AFRICA: Rhinos have lost 75% of their population in less than ten years

The future of the rhino is becoming increasingly bleak, despite efforts to combat poaching. According to the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Save the Rhino International, South Africa, which is…

02 10 2022 | 14:02

SOUTH AFRICA: EDF signs power purchase agreements for three wind farms

Independent Power Producer (IPP) EDF Renewables, a subsidiary of the Electricité de France (EDF) group, has signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) for three wind farms in South Africa. These…

02 10 2022 | 13:59

AFRICA: Plastic Odyssey sets sail on an expedition against marine pollution

In response to the plastic pollution that is degrading the world's marine ecosystems, the ship Plastic Odyssey is embarking on a circumnavigation of the globe, including Africa, to raise awareness of…

02 10 2022 | 13:52

AFRICA: Financing sustainable cities to be discussed in Abidjan on 21 October

Faced with the drought, floods and pollution affecting several African metropolises, the first edition of "Finance Your Cities", to be held on 21 October 2022 in Ivory Coast, will provide financing…

02 10 2022 | 13:49

AFRICA: Starsight and SolarAfrica merge to provide solar to businesses

Solar energy providers Starsight Energy and SolarAfrica have announced their merger. In the process, the two companies have been awarded R1.25 billion ($69.5 million) by African Infrastructure…

02 10 2022 | 13:36

TOGO: Initiative to build resilience for women affected by coastal erosion

While Togo's 50 km long coastline is weakened by frequent flooding, the government is supporting women in coastal regions whose agricultural activities are paying the price. As part of the project…

02 10 2022 | 13:32

DRC: Musicians denounce oil exploitation in protected areas

The DRC government's oil and gas project is also provoking the wrath of musical artists. They have initiated protest concerts, the aim being to thwart the implementation of a government project that…

02 10 2022 | 13:30

EGYPT: The 262 MW Ras Ghareb wind farm awarded by ENR

The Ras Ghareb wind farm has just been honoured by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine. Located in the Gulf of Suez in Egypt, the facility was built under a public-private partnership (PPP)…

02 10 2022 | 13:28

TUNISIA: a call for sustainable mobility projects by bicycle in Kairouan and Mahdia

In Tunisia, the municipalities of Kairouan and Mahdia are looking for solutions to facilitate the deployment of bicycles in public spaces. The promotion of this mode of transport will contribute to…

02 10 2022 | 13:14

SOUTH AFRICA: Revego invests in 3 solar farms in the Northern Cape and Limpopo

Revego Africa Energy, a fund manager specialising in acquiring operating assets in the renewable energy sector, has announced an investment in three solar photovoltaic plants in South Africa. The…

02 10 2022 | 13:11

MALAWI: DFC provides $25 million loan for Golomoti solar power plant (20 MW)

In Malawi, the US Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is providing a $25 million loan for the Golomoti solar project. The project is already in the operational phase and is being developed under a…

02 10 2022 | 13:04

NIGERIA: CBEA finances $60 million for the deployment of Engie’s solar mini-grids

In Nigeria Engie Energy Access, the subsidiary of the French giant Engie, has signed a $60 million financing agreement with CrossBoundary Energy Access (CBEA). This partnership concerns the…

02 10 2022 | 13:00

NIGERIA: Husk commissions 6 hybrid solar mini-grids in Nasarawa State

US-based Husk Power is commissioning six new solar mini-grids in Nigeria. The installations provide clean electricity to households and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in several…

02 10 2022 | 12:50

Three baby chimps were kidnapped from a sanctuary. Their abductors are demanding a ransom

An animal sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is facing demands for ransom money, after kidnappers abducted three of its baby

02 10 2022 | 12:47

AFRICA: Post-Covid-19 green off-grid support mechanism extended with $20m

The funding partners of the Covid-19 Off-Grid Recovery Platform have announced an additional $20 million in funding. The programme aims to support the recovery of the off-grid solar power sector,…