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Kenya’s First Chinese-Funded, Built Geothermal Energy Plant Paves Way for More Similar Projects

Chinese funding and technology could help accelerate Kenya’s geothermal electricity generation helping the country shift entirely to renewable energy. The first Chinese-funded privately-owned power-producing company in Kenya, Sosian Energy, will start feeding electricity generated from geothermal steam into the grid ...

Q&A: Hong Kong Expertise Playing Pivotal Role in Transitioning Popular Motorbike Taxis in Kenya

A small group of entrepreneurs from Hong Kong and China is pioneering a new e-mobility business model in Kenya that aims to revolutionize the country’s ubiquitous motorbike taxis known as bodabodas. Tucked away in a garage in Nairobi’s Upperhill business district, ...

Environmentalists: China Should Invest More in Renewable Energy Rather Than the East African Crude Oil Pipeline

Even as Uganda is seeking $1.8 billion for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), some Ugandan environmentalists are expressing displeasure with China’s involvement with the project. Their frustration stems from reports that China will finance the project after ...

Zimbabwe Pushing Chinese Steel Giant’s Plans to Exclusively Import Electricity From Mozambique

Chinese giant Tsingshang’s Zimbabwe subsidiary, Dinson Iron and Steel Company (Disco), will start importing electricity from Mozambique’s Mphanda Nkuwa hydroelectric power project once complete. This follows a plan, supported by the Zimbabwean government, to have Disco exclusively import power for the ...

Chinese-funded, Constructed Sakaï Solar Plant Powers up Central Africa Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR)’s first photovoltaic power plant is now operational following the successful launch of operation of the Sakaï Solar Power Plant last week. In the CAR, power cuts sometimes last 16 hours a day, badly hitting the ...

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Argentina Scores $924 Million in Deals from China

Argentina’s Economy Minister Sergio Massa managed to secure almost a billion dollars‘ worth of investment deals on the first leg of his trip to China.
He is on an economic rescue mission, with talks expected to renew and extend a currency swap agreement in order to infuse much-needed foreign money into the Argentinian economy.

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Uganda’s Oil & Gas Charm-Offensive on Chinese Companies as Activists Intensify EACOP Protests

Climate security campaigner 350.org is pleading with financiers to withhold support of the construction of the 1,443km East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) which cuts across Tanzania and Uganda. On Thursday, the New York-based organization accused France's TotalEnergies of profiteering from ...

Chinese Company Targets South Africa With Renewable Energy Solutions Despite Difficulties Weaning off Coal

China’s Hinen Group is expanding into South Africa with a promise to make renewable energy accessible and affordable for everyone, according to the company’s Country Manager, Andy Zhou Xiang Yang. Hinen Solar South Africa is launching in the Southern African ...

Chinese-Funded, Constructed Dams Prioritized in Zimbabwe’s Irrigation and Energy Plan

Zimbabwe is accelerating the construction of 12 large dams to irrigate at least 350,000 hectares by 2025 and generate hydropower while also providing potable water. The acceleration plan is meant to increase land acreage under irrigation with farmers in Zimbabwe ...

Partnership With China Could See Egypt Lead Africa’s Satellite Climate Change Studies

China is bearing the bulk of financing Egypt’s Horus Satellite program meant to boost Africa’s fight against climate change. Last month, Egypt’s space program launched another satellite, Horus-2, to help with monitoring climate change in the country that is increasingly edging ...

Namibia Partners With Chinese Company to Build 50MW Wind Power Plant

Namibia Power Corporation (NamPower) has signed power purchase and transmission connection agreements for the development of a 50MW wind power project in Lüderitz, southwestern Namibia. CERIM Lüderitz Energy, a joint venture between Riminii Investments and Energy China, will undertake the ...
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