Commodity prices to rise more than expected in 2018: World Bank

Oil prices are forecast to average $65 a barrel over 2018, up from an average of $53 a barrel in 2017, on strong demand...

Developer launches funding support for renewable energy projects

Access Power, a developer, owner and operator of power projects in emerging markets,  has launched ACF 2018, the third edition of funding and support...

New techs offering opportunities to improve business

peakers at the International Conference on Responsible and Inclusive Finance (ICRIF) held in Kigali on 21 March urged Rwandan microfinance institutions (MFIs) to embrace...

UK backs new approach to develop Africa’s infrastructure

Britain has presented the Africa Infrastructure Board as UK companies and the government propose to help with a holistic approach to infrastructure development in...

World Bank withdraws funding for upstream oil & gas from 2019

The World Bank says it will no longer finance upstream oil and gas after 2019 in efforts to align its support to countries to...

Nigeria calls on World Bank to scale up renewable energy

Nigeria has asked the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to scale up the provision of and access to renewable energy...

Gains in energy efficiency could slow if govts fail on new policies, IEA warns

The International Energy Agency has warned the recent acceleration in global energy efficiency gains risks slowing down if governments do not maintain their focus...

Africa’s oil companies must evolve for future, says PwC analysis

National oil companies across Africa have an enormous opportunity to secure a more sustainable future by transforming into “national energy companies” (‘NECs’), escaping the...

AfDB funds 32MW solar plant in Chad

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is to fund the construction of a 32 megawatts solar plant to be constructed in N’Djamena, the Chadian capital. In...

The Colossal African Solar Farm

The BBC visits a vast power plant at the door to the Moroccan desert that is helping to define the energy future of the...

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