Africa’s Oil Curse, the Example of Nigeria

Credit to Author: David Zarembka| Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 02:10:43 +0000

Pump-jack mining crude oil with the sunsetCleanTechnica has been running a number of articles on little noted negative aspects of gas/diesel vehicles. These include hundreds of US deaths annually from carbon monoxide poisoning, oil refinery explosions, 137 US oil spills last year, what to do with old oil tankers, and the 150 gas/diesel car fires daily in the US. A common concept in Africa that is not noticed in the United States or other parts of the world is what in Africa is called “Africa’s Oil Curse.”

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Two New Coal Plants Cancelled In Botswana

Credit to Author: David Zarembka| Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 22:28:14 +0000

Image by Jesper BerggreenWhile the battle against coal-generated electricity is progressing nicely in the United States, Europe, South Korea, and even to a certain extent Japan, China, and India, the coal companies in some of those countries continue to have their sights on building more coal plants in Africa. Therefore, it is good news to learn that two Japanese banks, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI), have withdrawn their support to finance two new 150 MW coal plants in Botswana, MorupuleB V and VI. The two coal plants were to be built by the Japanese company, Marubeni, in a joint venture with the South Korean firm, Posco Energy

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Investing in African Energy—Weighing Risks and Rewards

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000

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Foreign energy companies are investing in Africa as that continent builds out its power generation infrastructure. But there are risks to those investments, as some governments—Angola, Tanzania, and Libya

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It’s Amazing What Women With Energy Can Do

Credit to Author: The Beam| Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 09:00:42 +0000

“Clean energy entrepreneurship offers a firm path to economic advancement and meaningful inclusion for women living in rural communities in West Africa. Trusting local women and giving them a voice to make a difference for their communities will be the bringer of sustainable positive change.”

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Fake proposals to women prompt need for ‘database of married men’

Credit to Author: rrcadio| Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:51:55 +0000

Database, marriage

In a bid to protect women from false proposals from deceptive married men, a government official in Africa plans to create a database of espoused men. 

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Greek find called earliest sign of our species out of Africa

Credit to Author: nguno| Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 08:27:33 +0000

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Scientists say they’ve identified the earliest sign of our species outside Africa, a chunk of skull recovered from a cave in southern Greece.

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Huawei turns to Africa to offset US blacklist

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 09 Jun 2019 02:58:23 +0000

As the US leads a drive for the West to shun Huawei over security fears, the Chinese tech giant has sought to strengthen its position in Africa.

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UN: 2 million Somalis could die of starvation amid drought

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 12:54:27 +0000

UN: 2 million Somalis could die of starvation amid drought

UN’s emergency relief coordinator said more than 2 million men, women, and children could die of starvation in Somalia by summer’s end if international aid is not sent quickly to the drought-stricken African country.

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