Case studies from Benin, Cameroon, Ghana and the Republic of Congo underline importance of regional integration to intra-Africa trade in wood products

Regional economic integration can boost trade in wood products among African countries, according to the findings of a new report produced by the African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank. The report, Intra-African Trade in Wood Products – Case studies from Benin, Cameroon, Ghana and the Republic of Congo, published on 19 May, explores the role that forest value chains can play in advancing Africa’s development objectives. The continent’s significant forest resources are under-utilized, the report notes. Also, despite […]

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The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa reports record number of transactions in 2020, secures $90 million in new funding

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved seven high-impact projects worth $54 million in 2020, its best year in spite of challenging Covid-19 conditions, according to its recently released 2020 Annual Report. SEFA, managed by the African Development Bank, focuses on green baseload, green mini-grid, and energy efficiency investments. The Fund, founded in 2011, transformed into a Special Fund on 31 October 2019. The report, titled Building Foundations for Success, also details the Fund’s success in attracting increased donor […]

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Africa’s potential in the blue economy highlighted in the World Water Congress

Thirty-eight countries in the African continent are bordered by the ocean or the sea, but for 70% of them, their maritime exclusive economic zones are largely under-exploited. The maritime zones under African jurisdiction cover some 13 Million km2 and some 6.5 km2 of continental shelf. In a video(link is external) broadcast on 1 June last during the Digital World Water Congress organized by the International Water Association (IWA), the President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, extolled the […]

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German Chancellor Merkel Africa Envoy to drive green hydrogen, Energy Transition at African Energy Week 2021 in Cape Town

The African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) is proud to announce that H.E. Gϋnter Nooke, personal representative of the German Chancellor for Africa, will be attending and participating at African Energy Week (AEW) 2021. Representing a prominent figure in Germany-Africa relations, Nooke’s attendance is expected to drive a discussion around Africa’s green hydrogen potential and emerging projects, the move towards a continent-wide energy transition and the value of international energy partnerships.   According to a Focus on Hydrogen report by Clifford Chance, […]

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Africa Oil Week is known for gathering vast numbers of African and international energy ministers

African Union Commission, AfCFTA and former heads of state from Nigeria and Malawi amongst first government leaders confirmed for Africa Oil Week 2021 Hyve Group Plc, organisers of Africa Oil Week (www.Africa-OilWeek.com) have released the first line-up of Ministers who will be attending the 2021 event due to take place in Dubai 8-11 November. The initial line-up consists of two former African Presidents, Commissioner for the African Union Commission, Secretary General for AfCFTA and Ministers from Ethiopia, Kenya, Sierra Leone, […]

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Senegal Commits to African Energy Week 2021

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Confirmed attendance by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Petrosen and COS-Petrogaz reaffirm regional cooperation and partnerships A strong delegation of industry leaders from Senegal have committed to the African Energy Chamber’s (AEC) (www.EnergyChamber.org) first-ever African Energy Week (AEW) 2021, to be held in Cape Town on the 9th-12th November 2021. With official attendance confirmations made by H.E. Aissatou Sophie Gladima, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Senegal’s national oil company, Petrosen, and the strategic organizational committee COS-Petrogaz, AEW 2021 is […]

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South Sudan launches First-Ever Oil and Gas Licensing Round

Hosted by the Ministry of Petroleum (MoP) and attended by industry executives and international stakeholders, the event signifies an historic moment in the country’s budding oil and gas sector South Sudan’s Ministry of Petroleum (MoP) officially launched the country’s first-ever oil and gas licensing round in Juba on Wednesday; Hosted by the MoP and attended by industry executives and international stakeholders, the event signifies an historic moment in the country’s budding oil and gas sector; The launch precedes the country’s highly […]

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The Automotive opportunities presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

On 17 June, the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat are hosting a webinar to explore how the AfCFTA is helping to shape the automotive policies for Africa which, in turn, drives industrialisation. Also to be discussed during the free virtual event is why the Rules of Origin are key in driving investment and confidence in Africa. “We believe that all automotive industry role players, including policy advisors, business leaders and […]

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