Category archives for: Energy

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 […]

SADC rail revival spurs intra-Africa trade

South African Heavy Haul Association

by GIFT NDOLWANE  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFTER years lying derelict owing to a snub by some governments in the region, the railway sector has bounced back as a key component of promoting intra-African trade, particularly in the Southern region. The region has taken a lead in intra-continental trade, hence there is excitement at the […]

Oil sector reforms perpetuate Angolan oligarchy

Sonangol

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – THE appointment of a team to oversee the transformation of Angola’s oil sector has turned out to be a continuation of a culture of patronage and oligarchy synonymous with the Southern African country’s political landscape. Africa’s second largest producer of crude oil is setting up […]

Lack of trust over Angola anti-graft crusade

Angola President João Lourenço

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – THE appointment of prominent individuals tainted by corruption and mismanagement allegations into important government positions has cast a shadow over the sincerity of President João Lourenço to fight entrenched corruption in Angola. According to critics, the touted anti-graft stance is more indicative of concerted attempts […]

Digitalisation lifts East Africa power generation

Future Energy East Africa

  from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE impact of digitalisation on electricity generation will take centre stage in the upcoming Future Energy East Africa scheduled for Kenya next week. The event has received a shot in the arm after Siemens, a longstanding partner, confirmed its return as a platinum sponsor […]

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