Category archives for: Energy

US, India, Australia combine to push clean fossil fuel

Fossil energy, photo supplied

from ANDRZEJ KOWALCYK in Katowice, Poland  KATOWICE, (CAJ News) – FOR 10 minutes, yesterday, protestors chanted and danced a conga around the room where a White House team was hosting its key event at the UN summit on climate change. With cries of “Shame on you,” and “Keep it in the ground,” they waved banners and threatened to sue governments that […]

Maize soap and mixed views at climate summit

Poland's main source of energy - coal

from ANDRZEJ KOWALCYK in Katowice, Poland KATOWICE, (CAJ News) – It was never going to be easy holding a United Nations climate-change meeting in a country that gets 80 per cent of its energy from coal and is planning more of the same. The 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) to the Paris Accord on Climate […]

AMG throws Zimbabwe economic lifeline

Businessman Frank Buyanga greets Zimbabwe deputy president Kembo Mohadi

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE has received some reprieve after a gold medallion company based in neighbouring South Africa pledged to finance the procurement of scarce commodities in the economically-besieged country. African Medallion Group (AMG), the Johannesburg-based company founded by Zimbabwean entrepreneur and philanthropist, Frank Buyanga, made the offer in a letter to […]

Angola worse off as hyped economic vision fails litmus test

Angola President João Lourenço

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – EXACTLY a year after President Joao Lourenço assumed office and promised Angolans a so-called economic miracle, the Southern African’s economy is in dire straits, highlighted through downgrades by international credit rating agencies, downward revisions of growth forecast and plans by government to borrow. Recently, Fitch […]

Egypt to build world’s biggest clean-coal plant

Pyramid Cartoon by CAJ News Africa cartoonist

from AHMED MOOLA in Cairo, Egypt CAIRO, (CAJ News) – AS ports go, even sailors could struggle to find Hamrawein on the map. This town on the Red Sea, 600 kilometres south-east of Cairo is dwarfed by other harbours on the route to Suez, but all that will change over the next six years as […]

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