05 December 2019
In 2017, Cabo Verde was planning to become the first country in the world to generate all of its electricity from renewables. This year, that ambitious target has been scaled down – but it isn’t stopping the African island nation from striving to quickly become as reliant as it can on renewables.
15 April 2019
Recent attacks in northern Mozambique suggest that the capture and prosecution of alleged militants in the region last year has failed to solve the problem. Workers related to the emerging liquefied natural gas [LNG] industry have been attacked for the first time and foreign investors are concerned about the violence, while human rights NGOs are worried about the tactics they have employed.
02 April 2019
While new coal and LNG port terminals in the northern half of Mozambique attract most international attention, the port of Maputo continues to grow rapidly. The more northerly projects are designed to handle domestic exports but, in contrast, Maputo has managed to regain its historic role as an important entrepôt for South African trade.
22 January 2019
Angola’s President João Lourenço has turned his attention to the port sector, both in an effort to assert his authority politically and also to improve the ports themselves. Angola has four main existing and planned ports running north to south: Caio in Cabinda, Luanda and the associated planned port of Barra do Dande, Lobito and Namibe, but Luanda is currently by far the most important.