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Why Nuclear Power for African Countries Does Not Make Sense

By Hartmut Winkler POWER FEATURE Over the last few years reports have surfaced of a range of African countries planning nuclear power plants. At the moment, the only nuclear plant in operation in Africa is South Africa’s Koeberg, producing 1.86GW of power. This, according to some African leaders, is about to change. Ugandan President Yoweri

Ethiopia: A New Round Of Consultations On The Renaissance Dam In Addis Ababa

A new round of consultations on Ethiopian Renaissance Dam was launched recently in Addis Ababa. The 9 hour round included three way closed door meetings attended by the Ministers of Water and Irrigation from Egypt, the Sudan and Ethiopia. The meetings were also attended by 40 members of the three way technical committee and representative

SA Utility Responds to Stakeholder Concerns

South African state-owned power utility Eskom has noted that it will submit a response to some concerns that emerged at the Western Cape leg of public hearings held by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) in Cape Town. The parastatal confirmed in a statement that the written response will be submitted within seven

Kenya Power on the Spot Over Inflated Electricity Bills

Kenya Power is again on the spotlight following claims of inflated power bills and a glitch in its electronic payment system that made it impossible to top up tokens on prepaid meters. Thousands of customers started experiencing the hitch in tokens generation on Friday evening, with the problem extending through the weekend. Small businesses such