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Africa Tech Summit London Announces 15 Ventures for the 2024 Investment Showcase at London Stock Exchange on June 7th

      Africa Tech Summit (ATS) London will celebrate the eighth edition at the London Stock Exchange on June 7th, 2024, and is thrilled to announce the 15 tech ventures that will join the ATS Investment Showcase 2024. The ATS London Investment Showcase provides ventures with the opportunity to present their businesses to leading African tech investors, corporates, and industry stakeholders in attendance from Europe, USA and Africa. The […]

todayMay 13, 2024 7

Business / Economics

Namibia may tap its trillion dollar oil & gas windfall to fuel renewables ambitions.

    By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency   Namibia has been advancing extensive oil and gas exploration, and making substantial discoveries. Portuguese oil and gas company recently announced another discovery of “a significant column” of light oil in high-quality reservoirs. A press statement from Galp on March 15, confirmed the find at the Mopane-2X well in the larger Orange Basin, off the Namibian Coast, adding to its oil discovery […]

todayMarch 20, 2024 6

Opinion Pieces

Israel-Egypt peace treaty has stood the test of time over 45 years: expert explains its significance

    By Ofir Winter, Tel Aviv University   The peace agreement between Egypt and Israel, signed in 1979 to end hostilities and normalise relations between them, turns 45 on 26 March. The Conversation Africa asked Ofir Winter, a senior researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies, who studies Egyptian politics and the Arab-Israeli conflict, for his insights on the peace deal and the key challenging moments since it […]

todayFebruary 16, 2024 8

Business / Economics

Unlocking Namibia’s Potential: High Economic Intelligence’s Salomo Hei Discusses the Benefits of Uranium

Jan 31, 2024,/ Leonard Witbeen In a recent interview, Salomo Hei, the Managing Director at High Economic Intelligence, shares insights into the significant benefits of uranium for Namibia's economic landscape. Hei expresses optimism about the global development of nuclear power as a diversified energy source. He highlights the positive impact on the energy sector, emphasizing the success stories of nuclear power in various parts of the world. Namibia, being one […]

todayJanuary 31, 2024 14 2

South Africa

SA Government introduces reserve bidders in the latest renewable energy procurement round

SA's Independent Power Producers Office will introduce reserve bids for window seven of the Renewable Independent Power Producer Programme. The reserve bids will be leveraged as a backup to avoid further delays in adding capacity to the grid. The IPP Office head of legal, Lena Mangondo, says the seventh bidding round consists of three-thousand-200 megawatts of onshore wind and one-thousand-800 megawatts of solar photovoltaic. She adds that the submission deadline […]

todayJanuary 18, 2024 1


Namibia has positioned itself as a leader among the top five African Energy nations

In the latest State of African Energy 2024 Outlook, Namibia has positioned itself as a leader among the top five African nations with the greatest demand for drilling rigs. The African Energy Chamber accentuates Namibia's pivotal role in the fiercely competitive energy sector, highlighting its substantial contribution to advancing efficient and sustainable resource exploration. Lifalaza Simataa of LPM weighs in.  

todayJanuary 18, 2024 1


Unlocking Namibia’s Oil and Gas Potential: Insights from African Energy Week 2023 Presentation by Namcor

Namibian national oil company Namcor is progressing plans to further develop the country’s oil and gas sector to meet ongoing energy demands and to eradicate energy poverty, with the company settings its sights on drilling two gas and oil wells in collaboration with international oil companies in the fourth quarter of 2023 and into the first quarter of 2024. Namcor holds a unique position as both an upstream and downstream […]

todayOctober 19, 2023 4

Business / Economics

Namibian Petroleum Commissioner Shares Updates on Country’s Energy Prospects at #AEW2023

Maggy Shino, the Petroleum Commissioner of Namibia's Ministry of Mines and Energy, provided a comprehensive update on the nation's oil and gas sector during a workshop session at African Energy Week (AEW) 2023 organized by the African Energy Chamber ( Shino commenced by highlighting the promising opportunities in Namibia, particularly regarding the arrival of Total's Deepsea Mira rig. She shared, "Total’s Deepsea Mira rig departed from Bergen, Norway, at the […]

todayOctober 19, 2023 1