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Cleaner and alternative energy solutions crucial for future of mining

Business Ghana 16 May 2022
Power at WSP in Africa, takes a closer look. Mining companies across Africa are looking to invest in standalone or micro-grid hybrid power solutions that incorporate some form of alternative resource such as gas, or renewable energy options like solar or wind to address off-peak demand ... Simply put, renewable energy resources are cost effective.
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Lafarge Egypt inks USD 93m solar deal to green cement production

Renewables Now 16 May 2022
Lumika Renewables is a joint venture of South Africa-based industrial group Reunert and A.P ... The joint business was created in 2021 to develop a portfolio of cost-efficient, renewable energy solutions for commercial and industrial customers in Africa.
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Zimbabweans stuck in limbo in South Africa

Mail Guardian South Africa 16 May 2022
There are nearly 200 000 Zimbabweans in South Africa who are living on borrowed time ... But late last year, South Africa’s home affairs department, amid rising Afrophobic sentiment among South African citizens, announced that it would not renew the ZEPs ... Among their number is Thenjiwe Mhlanga*, who has been in South Africa since 2010.
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Casino puts renewables biz GreenYellow up for sale

Renewables Now 16 May 2022
French retail group Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (EPA.CO) confirmed on Monday it has initiated a process to sell its renewables business GreenYellow with a deal anticipated by the end of 2022.
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Egypt invites African states to consultative session on climate, energy to unify position ahead of COP27

Egypt Today 15 May 2022
Gad called on the African nations to arrive at a “fair transition” to renewable energy and secure sustainable financing of green energy projects in Africa as well as to follow up on the pledges made to Africa in COP26.
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Egypt urges African coordination meeting before climate summit in Sharm

Egypt Today 15 May 2022
Gad urged the African states to focus on achieving just transition to renewable energy and providing sustainable energy to the green energy projects in Africa in addition to following up the implementation of commitments which Africa received in previous climate summits. .
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Envoy bids Botswana farewell

Mmegi Online 13 May 2022
I love Africa! I have spent 18 years of my life living and working on the continent. I raised my children in Africa, and they intend to return when they find an opportunity ... Because of its abundant sunshine, Botswana has the potential to become a leading producer of clean, renewable solar electricity.
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‘From India to Africa, today’s climate crisis reflects a history of colonialism’

The Times of India 13 May 2022
What is correct is that emerging economies like India, China, Brazil and South Africa need to go in the direction of renewables — rather than pointing fingers, we need to take a practical approach towards ensuring climate reparations in the form of fiscal, technical and other ...
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Mining Indaba: America touts green energy as key to bridging Africa’s growth gap

Mining Dot Com 13 May 2022
The US has singled out a more efficient electricity supply as one of its top foreign policy priorities for Africa ... For this reason, the Obama-administration-era Power Africa program, administered by USAID, has supported the development of more than 5,700 megawatts of new generation capacity since 2013 ... Power Africa has been ramping up activity.
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A more nuanced energy conversation is needed

Mail Guardian South Africa 12 May 2022
Exploring the case for gas-fired power in South Africa, and surrounding commentary, continues an unfortunate trend towards zero-sum thinking about the just energy transition and the development of renewable energy sources ... Reliance on renewable energy for all South Africa’s energy needs is indeed desirable, but it’s not realistic at this stage.
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Yemi Osinbajo on the hypocrisy of rich countries’ climate policies

Economist 12 May 2022
AFRICA NEEDS more energy. Total electricity use for more than a billion people, covering all 48 sub-Saharan African countries except South Africa, is less than that used by Spain (home to just 47m) ... Rich countries, especially in Europe, have repeatedly called for African states to use only renewable power sources.
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Africa Finance Corporation: Three steps for Africa to combat climate change

Algeria Times 12 May 2022
The report, Roadmap to Africa’s COP. A Pragmatic Path to Net Zero, is set within a context where Africa has borne the brunt of the most devastating impacts of climate change, while contributing little to global emissions ... While renewable sources are the ultimate goal, in the near-term Africa must exploit its abundant reserves of natural gas.
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Africa renews efforts to stamp out violence against children

New Business Ethiopia 12 May 2022
‘Pathfinding’ and ‘aspiring’ countries from across the continent are joining a three-day meeting in Addis Ababa to renew commitment, encourage each other to step up and to explore home-grown African solutions to prevent violence against children ... Data also shows that child trafficking in sub-Saharan Africa is the highest globally.
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Energy transition from coal will cost jobs, Mantashe says

Mail Guardian South Africa 12 May 2022
Replacing coal with renewable energy will reduce employment in South Africa, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe warned this week ... energy to renewable power in a country already grappling with an expanded unemployment rate of 46.2% of the labour force.
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More than 1 in 3 children under five at risk of starvation in Central Sahel

Reliefweb 12 May 2022
More than one-third of children under five in Africa’s Central Sahel – or about four million - are at risk of starvation in coming weeks as the region faces one of the world’s fastest-growing hunger crises, Save the Children said today ... West Africa is facing its ...

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