Category archives for: Energy

Dos Santos urges energy investments to propel 5G

Africa's richest woman, Isabel dos Santos

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – PROMINENT African businesswoman, Isabel dos Santos, has called on stakeholders to increase investments in the energy sector and enhance the move to fifth generation technology (5G) networks. Dos Santos, ranked the continent’s richest woman, was speaking at the just-ended AfricaCom conference in Cape Town, […]

Obasanjo: Technology holds key to oil, gas future

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – OLUSEGUN Obasanjo, former president of Africa’s biggest oil producer, Nigeria, has urged countries in the continent to adopt new technologies to extend the longevity of oil and gas. Speaking at the Africa Oil Week in Cape Town, Obasanjo said technology had vast potential to […]

Billions at Play: Book review

Billions at play

KIERAN ARCHER THE phrase ‘resource curse’ is widely used in political economy to describe the situation where natural resources such as petroleum, diamonds or precious metals are exploited by foreign investors, usually to the benefit of a small number of native overlords and with damaging consequences for local communities or the environment. Also known as the […]

Angola officials under corruption probe in France

Angola minister of Energy and Water, João Batista Borges

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – REVELATIONS that authorities in France are investigating senior officials of the Angolan government following the discovery of evidence of impropriety in the awarding of contracts to a French company are a serious dent to the purported fight against corruption by the Angolan government. The Minister […]

Russia digitalises Africa’s mining sector to increase output

Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum recently held in Sochi, Russia

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – RUSSIAN companies have offered African countries solutions based on the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to boost mining production. The offers follow the realisation that traditional means are becoming increasingly expensive, with productivity falling due to technical maintenance costs, unreliable equipment, reactive troubleshooting, a lower equipment […]

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