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The big read: Africa’s energy revolution takes shape

At a vast coal-fired power station under construction in South Africa’s northeast Limpopo province, workers go about their business in a cavernous engine room, inspecting the generators that will power the continent’s second largest economy.…

Opinion: Businesses must help electrify Africa

On 10th February, US President Barack Obama signed the Electrify Africa act into law, committing his government to supporting his landmark development initiative, Power Africa.…

Winds of change blow through power sector

In order to address Africa’s enormous power shortages, governments are increasingly looking to sustainable and clean energy sources such as wind. …

Navigating corruption in Africa’s power sector

While anti-corruption due diligence is sometimes seen as purely a cost burden and a regulatory box to be ticked, it is becoming increasingly important for energy investments in Africa.

Dark days ahead for Eskom

Power shortages are killing off South African businesses, but the power utility could be the crisis’s real casualty.…

Exit Of The Electricity Crusader

Nigeria’s Minister of Power Professor Bart Nnaji’s resignation from President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet left stakeholders with mixed feelings as they ponder the future of the ongoing reforms in the power sector. …