Will South Africa Build Electric Vehicles?

Credit to Author: David Zarembka| Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 21:30:05 +0000

Like Germany is to Europe, South Africa is the manufacturing powerhouse of sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, it has 8 automobile assembly plants. The companies are BMW, Ford, Isuzu, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Renault, Toyota, and Volkswagen. In 2018, South Africa produced 610,854 vehicles

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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banks, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI), have withdrawn their support to finance two new 150 MW coal plants in Botswana, MorupuleB V and VI.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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POWER Digest—September 2019

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000

Kenya Launches Africa’s Largest Wind Farm. Kenya in July began operating the 310-MW Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) facility, which the government said is Africa’s largest wind power farm. The LTWP project

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East African Countries Seek The Right Energy Mix: The Heavy Task Of Choosing One’s Path

Credit to Author: The Beam| Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:00:59 +0000

Kenya taps most of its energy needs from dams built between 1970 and early the ’80s along Tana River, the country’s biggest river. Several other dams built on other rivers bring the total installed hydropower capacity to 743 MW, which makes up more than half of the country’s power sources

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5 dead, dozens missing in Uganda landslides – Red Cross

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 12:43:19 +0000

Five people have died and dozens are missing after heavy rains triggered a series of landslides in eastern Uganda’s mountainous Bududa district.

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Kenyan court upholds laws criminalizing same sex relations

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 14:08:08 +0000

Kenyan court upholds laws criminalizing same sex relations

A three-judge panel of Kenya’s High Court has upheld sections of the country’s penal code that criminalize same-sex relations.

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Singapore bans use of Boeing 737 MAX in its airspace

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 08:08:26 +0000

RENTON, WA - MARCH 11: A Boeing 737 MAX 9 airplane test its engines outside of the company's factory on March 11, 2019 in Renton, Washington. Boeing's stock dropped today after an Ethiopian Airlines flight was the second deadly crash in six months involving the Boeing 737 Max 8, the newest version of its most popular jetliner. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFPs

Singapore’s aviation regulator Tuesday banned the use of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the country’s airspace following a deadly Ethiopia plane crash at the weekend.

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Man who missed Ethiopian flight: ‘Too young to die’

Credit to Author: cmolina| Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 01:35:19 +0000

When Antonis Mavropoulos knew he missed his flight after arriving two minutes late, the Greek man said he was initially enraged.

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