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The Coming African Century

August 6, 2021 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Africa’s 54 countries together host the world’s youngest and fastest growing population. They are also among Earth’s poorest and most energy-deprived. Average per capita electricity use among sub-Saharan Africa’s 1.1 billion people is a tiny fraction of the USA’s. It’s equivalent to having power 1-2 hours a day, a dozen hours […]

Africans, Others Incredulous At IEA’s “Net Zero” Blueprint

July 24, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The International Energy Agency may have started a firestorm with its blueprint for achieving “Net Zero by 2050.” Its measures demand a swift and immediate shift from petroleum to energy provided through sources such as wind, hydro, and solar power. To avoid what it considers an impending climate “disaster,” the IEA has […]

Africa’s Energy Future: Cape Town Versus Dubai

June 26, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ It was quite a shock to NJ Ayuk, even bigger to the Africa Energy Chamber, that the powers that be [the London-based Hyve group] decided to move the annual Africa Oil Week from Cape Town to Dubai. It was such a shock that the AEC shortly afterward announced it was sponsoring Africa […]

Costly Climate Policies Will Harm Energy-Starved Africa

June 20, 2021 by

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By Adam Houser ~ In 1985, Michael Jackson and other American musicians tried to channel a spirit of global unity by releasing a collaborative song titled “We Are the World.” The purpose was noble, namely to raise funds for Africa which was going through a severe famine at the time. Today, famine, disease, and lack […]

Africans Deflect Biden’s Demand To End Fossil Fuel Use

April 17, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ As the merger of climate change and COVID panic materializes in front of our eyes, “global leaders” have found plenty developing world voices to join the crusade to “save the planet” from carbon (dioxide) “pollution.” But like their Chinese and Indian counterparts, many Africans, from heads of state to captains of industry […]

Out Of Africa An Entrepreneurial Society Emerges

November 5, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ “By their very nature, young Africans are some of the most entrepreneurial people in the world. Up until now, they just lacked opportunity, access to capital or even the courage to believe in themselves,” Ivor Ichikowitz said in a recent Zoom interview with me. The South African industrialist, social entrepreneur and philanthropist’s […]

Africa’s Priority: Unrestricted Energy Development

October 25, 2020 by

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By Vijay Raj Jayaraj ~ Africa has been recording fast economic growth in the last two decades, with an average annual GDP growth of 4.6% (2000-2016). However, that has not been sufficient to meet the developmental goals and poverty is again on the rise. In recent years, poverty rose slightly in Africa for the first […]