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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

COP 24: Africans Promote Oil And Coal At Katowice Climate Summit

December 17, 2018 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Hecklers protested the U.S. event on fossil fuels but nobody bothered the Africans when they promoted the role of oil and gas in national development. The event was led by the African Development Bank (AfDB), which earlier this year broke with the ever-green World Bank and announced that it will […]

New Leadership Could Revitalize This Important African Nation

July 28, 2018 by

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By Joshua Meservey ~ One of Africa’s most important countries is in the midst of seismic changes. In his first four months in office, the new prime minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed (known simply as Abiy), has launched a series of long-overdue economic and political reforms, the pace and—so far—the success of which no one […]