Category: AIF Issue 56

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A far from bright future 

Africa’s collective electricity supply is bedevilled by weak legal frameworks and regional rivalry

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The struggle to keep pace

Africa’s collective electricity supply is bedevilled by weak legal frameworks and regional rivalry

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Shaky ground for PPPs in Africa’s energy sector 

Africa’s involvement in PPPs has been limited by an inability to guarantee investor funds, and gaps in capacity Africa is home to about 1.3 billion people. It is the second-largest and second most populous continent in the world. The abundance of resources notwithstanding, the continent remains under-developed and very little of these resources have translated into sustained […]

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Profit and power

Despite the benefits, gambling on a Russian-led nuclear future for Africa will end up the equivalent of a game of Russian roulette

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A heavy price to pay

Being forced to use generators to supplement erratic power supplies is a heavy burden for African business.

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Rocky ride for Nigeria’s power sector

Nigeria’s power supply is bedevilled by infrastructural decay, corruption, inefficiency and a lack of capacity.

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A powerhouse for regional integration

The dispute between Egypt and Ethiopia over the Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile might just offer hidden opportunities

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The high cost of slaving over a hot stove

Africa’s rural poor are particularly reliant on biomass for cooking and heating, exposing them to high levels of pollutants.

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China’s billion dollar dirty coal projects

China is investing heavily in coal-fi red plants in Africa, even as it prioritises renewables at home

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Wind and solar change the game  

As the third phase of DRC’s Inga 3 hydropower project falters, questions have been raised about the financial risk to both host and its main client, South Africa

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Power for the people

The solution to Africa’s energy defiicit requires a multi-layered approach

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