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Niger Delta communities fight for justice over oil spills

As the UK Supreme Court considers a case against Royal Dutch Shell by two Niger Delta communities, Linus Unah looks at a long history of failure to properly regulate Nigeria’s oil sector

On 23 June, the UK Supreme Court heard an appeal by the Ogale and Bille communities of the Niger Delta against Royal Dutch Shell (RDS), reopening the possibility that the oil multinational could be found responsible in the English courts for pollution caused by the pipelines of its Nigerian subsidiary.

North Africa: Renewables build on existing thermal capacity

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

Both Egypt and Morocco are championing renewable energy as a pillar of future expansion of power generation, while Tunisia is also managing to attract some renewable energy investment to its much smaller market.

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.