Thursday , February 22 2024

Africa

Atlantic Council’s Africa Centre Unveils Revolutionary Critical Minerals Initiative at Mining Indaba

The Africa Centre of the Atlantic Council is embarking on an innovative three-year programme dedicated to critical minerals in Africa. With Africa housing 30% of the world’s critical-mineral reserves, the continent assumes a pivotal role in twenty-first-century supply chains, especially for electric vehicles, lithium batteries, cellphones, medical scanners, and military …

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Innovator Grace Akinyi Awarded USD$25,000 Research Grant as Winner of 2024 Mining Competition

The conclusion of the Mining Innovation and Research Battlefield 2024 at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town has revealed Grace Akinyi, Founder of Women in Mining Kenya, as the deserving winner. The competition, organised by the Development Partner Institute (DPI) and Investing in African Mining Indaba, provided a platform for …

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Africa’s greatest gold mine attain top greenest spot

Kibali, the largest gold mine in Africa, is now also one of the greenest mines on the African continent, Barrick President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Bristow announced recently. Much of the electricity that drives Kibali is already supplied by its three hydropower stations.  Once the mine’s new 16 megawatt …

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Shared value, ESG integration can elevate Africa

As new business trends emerge, the 2024 Africa Shared Value and ESG Summit is set to transform the African business landscape. Organisers said the summit is a partnership between the Africa Shared Value Leadership Summit and the ESG Africa Conference. Scheduled for 24 to 25 October in Nairobi, Kenya, the …

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Africa Energy Indaba puts on spotlight advanced nuclear technologies

With potential to shape the continent’s energy landscape, advanced nuclear technologies is to be put on spotlight at the Africa Energy Indaba. The energy jamboree has a nuclear forum lined up, bringing together global leaders, industry experts and policymakers to delve into the latest developments in nuclear power, emphasising its …

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US signs MoU with DRC and Zambia for Cobalt and Copper Mining and Processing for Electric Vehicle batteries

The United States of America’s Department of State released a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia on electric vehicle battery value chains. The document was signed on 13 December 2022, during the Africa Leaders Summit and states DRC and Zambia’s involvement in …

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IPPs critical component of energy in Africa

As Africa continues to navigate the complexities of meeting its growing energy demands while advancing sustainable development goals, the role of Independent Power Producers (IPPs) emerges as a critical component of the continent’s energy landscape. The official side event of the Africa Energy Indaba, the 10th edition of the IPP & PPA …

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Getting oil and gas working for Africa

Africa is yet to see anything close to a full return on its massive oil and gas resources. With one-third of the continent – almost 500 million people – still having no access to electricity, ending energy poverty across Africa is among the planet’s most urgent challenges. To address this, …

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Technology to drive oil, gas industry methane emission targets

The launch at COP28 of the landmark Oil and Gas Decarbonization Charter (OGDC), a global industry Charter dedicated to speeding up climate action and achieving high-scale impact across the oil and gas sectors, firmly put the spotlight on the millions of tons of methane (CH4) pumped into the atmosphere during …

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AfDB reiterates warning on carbon border tax

The African Development Bank has reiterated that the introduction of a carbon border tax by the European Union (EU) could push Africa back into exporting raw commodities and undermine its industrialisation gains. The European Union recently launched the initial phase of a Europe-wide carbon tax on imported goods as part of …

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