Category archives for: Energy

Namibia diversifies energy mix to boost supplies

Namibia Minister of Mines and Energy, Tom Alweendo 1

from ALFRED SHILONGO in Windhoek, Namibia WINDHOEK, (CAJ News) – NAMIBIA’S energy future looks bright following government’s increased focus on renewables as well as an expanding participation of international firms in the country’s hydrocarbons sector. These, coupled with a review of policies, are in the long term anticipated to transform the country from being a […]

Angola trims redundant cabinet to cut spending

Angolan president Joao Lourenco

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – THE downsizing of a bloated cabinet represents a breakthrough in the pledge by the government of President Joao Lourenco to address inherent corruption and safeguard Angola state coffers. This merger of some ministerial portfolios is also timely and necessary, coming on the back of the […]

Zambia surplus energy supplies to uplift SADC

Zambian flag

from ARNOLD MULENGA in Kanyemba, Zambia KANYEMBA, (CAJ News) – IN a continent synonymous with constant power cuts, Zambia has emerged a leading light, literally, in power generation. Significant investments in the country’s own primary resources such as biomass, coal and hydroelectricity have not only left Zambia on track to energy surplus but is good […]

Emalahleni sits on ticking ammonia time bomb

Mpumalanga Provincial Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs, Vusimuzi Shongwe

by ANNA NTABANE EMALAHLENI, (CAJ News) – AUTHORITIES fear the lives of communities at Emalahleni are at risk after a traffic accident left them exposed to the smell of the highly toxic ammonia. The chemical emerged from a trick that was involved in a collision on the N12 near this town previously known as Witbank. […]

Troops unearth illegal oil refineries, free hostages

Oil spill in Niger Delta

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA troops have discovered 48 illegal refineries and confiscated oil amounting to over 2,4 million litres during operations against oil theft and piracy south of the country. Some 15 people held hostage by the suspects have been rescued during the crackdown in the states of […]

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