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CONFERENCE, BARCELONA, SPAIN
The World's Power and Electricity Congress
The world's power and electricity markets are facing major changes which will impact on their future

Q&A;
George Wachira
George Wachira, le Directeur G´┐Żn´┐Żral du Petroleum Institute d´┐ŻAfrique de l´┐ŻEst, s´┐Żentretient avec Energy in Africa ´┐Ż propos des explorations de p´┐Żtrole potentiel en Afrique de l´┐ŻEst, l´┐Żapproche de la r´┐Żgion envers l´┐Żoffre d´┐Ż´┐Żnergie et ce que font les gouvernements Est-africains au sujet de l´┐Żexploration de p´┐Żtrole. Par Amina Accram

CONFERENCE
Sustaining South Africa´┐Żs energy resources
There are compelling reasons for developing renewable energy sources, the recent Pan African Power Congress in Johannesburg has heard. By Zolile Mtshelwane

OIL
Scientists explore oil wealth in Lake Malawi
Lake Malawi is seen as the heartbeat of the nation it is named for. Now it could back that up with a revenue stream, if mineral explorers have their way. By Hobbs Gama in Blantyre

OPINION
LE SECTEUR DU PETROLE ET DU GAZ EN AFRIQUE
Bien que les r´┐Żserves de gaz et de p´┐Żtrole soutiennent et d´┐Żveloppent la qualit´┐Ż de vie de nombreuses personnes sur le continent, le sous-d´┐Żveloppement pr´┐Żvaut toujours dans des parties de l´┐ŻAfrique de l´┐ŻOuest et Centrale

ENERGY IN AFRICA
Melting glaciers set to destroy Kilimanjaro´┐Żs glory
The glaciers on Mount Kilimanjaro are melting at an alarming rate, and experts warn they could disappear in the next two decades.

P´┐ŻTROLE
L´┐ŻEthiopie meurtrie cherche son propre p´┐Żtrole
La facture des importations de p´┐Żtrole de l´┐ŻEthiopie, qui a augment´┐Ż de 262% lors du dernier trimestre, menace l´┐Ż´┐Żconomie fragile du pays. Par Helina Megersa

ENERGY IN AFRICA
Cameroon´┐Żs dark future
The supply of electricity in Cameroon falls short of demand by about 50MW. With a population of 15 million, growing rapidly at 2.5% per year, and increasing demand from industry, there is every indication that current investments in the sector may never neutralise the imbalance. By Mbah George

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
There´┐Żs money in that waste
Generating 10MW of power requires an enormous amount of rubbish: 14m m3 of waste, to be exact. The project will target three landfill sites distributed across the Durban metropolitan, the largest of which manages up to 5 200 tons of waste per day, arguably making it Africa´┐Żs busiest landfill.

OPINION
Placer la Science et la Technologie au Coeur de notre d´┐Żveloppement
Les statistiques indiquent toujours que pour plus de 90% des 650 millions de personnes en Afrique, l´┐Ż´┐Żnergie se limite au bois, aux d´┐Żchets, aux bouses, aux bougies et au k´┐Żros´┐Żne. L´┐Żacc´┐Żs aux services que l´┐Ż´┐Żnergie moderne fournit est central au d´┐Żveloppement ´┐Żconomique et ´┐Ż l´┐Żam´┐Żlioration d´┐Żindicateurs sociaux.

HYDROELECTRIC ENERGY
Major hydroelectric project well under way in Ethiopia
In a bid to curb recurring power shortages in the country, the government of Ethiopia has embarked upon a major hydroelectric power project, which will raise the nation´┐Żs current total output of about 700MW by 40%.

GAS
Namibia fast-tracks Kudu development
The fields were discovered 31 years ago but have never been developed. However, the growing need for electricity in southern Africa has sharpened the focus on the project

OPINION- ENERGY IN AFRICA
How to break Africa´┐Żs Catch-22
In large parts of Africa, less than 10% of the people have access to electricity ´┐Ż yet the continent has the potential to generate more than sufficient power to satisfy the needs of its entire population

OIL
The new scramble for Africa´┐Żs Oil
The off shore oilfi elds on the west coast of Africa - the fastest growing oil exploration and production areas in the world today ´┐Ż are attracting massive investment, of around $10bn a year. This expenditure is highlighting a lack of local capacity to service the oil industry, writes Shaun Benton.

ENERGY IN AFRICA
Africa´┐Żs new role in global energy security
Needless to say, these natural reserves are attracting the attention of global players. The United States, in particular, is starting to cast covetous eyes towards the continent as an increasingly important source of oil and natural gas to stabilize its energy market.

BOOKS
A flawed look at a flawed economy
The wars in Angola raged for more than four decades, at massive cost to Angolans and other southern Africans. It was not only a grave yard for hundreds of thousands of people, but also for repeated attempts at bringing sustained peace and prosperity to its people, despite lavish natural resources.

EDITORIAL
Is there energy for all?
Africa is facing a massive energy crisis ´┐Ż but it´┐Żs not the one you think


Energy in Africa: le choix inform´┐Ż
Energy in Africa est un magazine trimestriel d´┐Żdi´┐Ż ´┐Ż ´┐Żclairer et discuter les d´┐Żfi s et questions relatifs au vaste spectre de l´┐Ż´┐Żnergie sur le continent

NUCL´┐ŻAIRE
Facteur de peur
Les usines de production nucl´┐Żaire fournissent actuellement 16 pourcent de l'´┐Żlectricit´┐Ż produite mondialement. Les Etats-Unis sont le plus large contributeur principal ´┐Ż pr´┐Żs du tiers du total. Les autres larges contributeurs incluent la France, le Japon, l'Allemagne et la Russie. Il y a couramment 440 r´┐Żacteurs commerciaux op´┐Żrant dans 31 pays avec une capacit´┐Ż totale install´┐Że d'approximativement 360 000MWe, et 30 r´┐Żacteurs de plus sont en construction. Dans 17 pays, les r´┐Żacteurs nucl´┐Żaires pourvoient au moins le quart de toute l'´┐Żlectricit´┐Ż, et dans 10 pays, l'´┐Żnergie nucl´┐Żaire contribue au moins au tiers du total. Mais comment se d´┐Żbarrasser du facteur de la peur associ´┐Ż au nucl´┐Żaire?




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