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Market reform essential to attract private capital to energy sector

As Africa transitions towards a lower-carbon energy system, reforming market structures in order to mobilise more private capital into energy projects must be a key priority for policymakers, argues Rory Connor

Many African countries have set out ambitious proposals for transitioning to a lower-carbon energy system, particularly through expansion of renewable energy.

The rise of grid-scale renewables in Africa

Sub-Saharan African countries, in general, have been relatively slow to embrace renewable energy, but falling costs are making it increasingly attractive in comparison with more established power sources.

South Africa’s energy woes trigger rethink among neighbours

Neil Ford reports on national and regional energy transition strategies in Southern Africa

The power strategies of many Southern African states are heavily influenced by the trials and tribulations of South Africa’s state-owned power utility, Eskom, because of its role in supplying electricity to the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) region.

What lies ahead for Africa in 2020?

African Business looks forward to 2020, with analysis of political and economic trends and predictions of what lies ahead from the region’s top economists.