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Fighting Energy Poverty With Oil And Gas Development

On May 18, 2021, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released “Net Zero by 2050: A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector,” which...

On the danger of a hedged LIFE…

Humans are designed to hedge. At work, in businesses or relationships, we rarely walk away from something or someone...

Why A Third Of Nigerians Are Unemployed

The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics recently published the country’s unemployment rate for the fourth quarter of 2020, reflecting a continued deterioration during the COVID-19 year....

Women As Mainstay Of Fishing In West Africa

Throughout West Africa, the artisanal fishing sector is a crucial source of livelihoods and food security. For instance, in Nigeria artisanal fishing accounts for 80% of the...

On Becoming A Listening TWAT

I picked up my device just after 1am, moments after I had decided (on the ridiculous idea) on becoming a TWAT. Maybe...

African Women Can Build a Better Future for All Africans with Oil and Natural Gas if Men Just Step Back

Over the last 30 days President Samia Suluhu Hassan has become the most important woman in the African energy industry. She has...

Orange Support Covid-19 Vaccination Campaigns In Africa Through Its Foundation

In the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic, the Orange Foundation is providing an additional €1.3 million in financial aid to the 17...

In The Wake Of Attacks, Total Declares Force Majeure On Mozambique LNG

French energy group Total declared force majeure on its $20 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique and confirmed it had...

Lessons From Chad’s Inglorious Chapter

On Monday 19th April 2021, the world woke up to the news that the long-serving President of the Republic of Chad, Idriss...

Africa Oil & Power Announces Name Change To Energy Capital & Power

Africa Oil & Power, the leading investment platform for Africa's energy sector has announced that the company will begin operating under a...

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Mastercard Foundation Deploy $1.3bn To Support Vaccine Manufacturing In Africa

Mastercard Foundation has announced a $1.3 billion partnership with the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Through a Saving Lives and...

They Talk Well, And Do Badly

My new enterprise started life as a small, crack team of experts who would be the core, the essence, the heartbeat of Sparkle,...

Nigeria: Fighting A Losing War With Twitter

It began with a tweet on June 1 from President Muhammadu Buhari’s Twitter handle @MBuhari. He reprimanded angry youths who were “misbehaving” and...

We Must Take Pride In Our Oil And Gas Sector And Africa

I am just a little country boy and I don’t believe we have to be diplomatic about this stuff. I love the...

Is The Covid-19 Pandemic Fuelling The Energy Transition In Africa?

The world’s move away from carbon-based to renewable energy sources has been underway since the end of the last century. A number...

Venture Capital In Africa: Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

Despite the difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic, there are plenty of reasons for optimism in the African venture capital market, says...

The Kenya-UK Trade Deal: Trading Up?

On the 10 March 2021, after a late night session in parliament, Kenyan MPs announced the ratification the Kenya-United Kingdom Economic Partnership...

East African SMEs Raises USD 100 Million

A fund owned by African private equity company Ascent investing in small and medium sized enterprises in Eastern Africa, has closed with...

Okonjo-Iweala Joins Leaders In $50bn Pandemic Demand

The heads of some of the world’s largest multilateral institutions have united to demand $50bn in immediate global investment to help the world...

Nigeria Can, Must Climb Out Of The Hole Made By Corruption

I was 13 years old in 1979 when Nigeria began to slip into a dark, frightening hole that seemed to have appeared...