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Sinohydro Stops Work on Zambia Hydroelectric Dam

Citing "difficulties beyond its control" (translation: they haven't been paid), China’s state-owned Sinohydro has stopped work building the 750mw Kafue Gorge hydroelectric dam in Zambia, dealing a major blow for the country's drive for energy self-sufficiency and the livelihoods of thousands of workers on the project.

Podcast Transcript: Will China Come to the Rescue of South Africa’s Ailing Energy Giant Eskom?

Eric: Hello and welcome to another edition of the China in Africa podcast. I'm Eric Olander and as always I'm joined by Cobus Van Staden, senior China Africa Researcher at the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg, South Africa. ...

Will China Come to the Rescue of South Africa’s Ailing Energy Giant Eskom?

South Africa's state-owned power utility Eskom is in dire straits. The electric power company now has more than $30 billion of debt and its current revenue no longer provides enough money to cover daily operational costs. Now, as a result of ...

Zimbabwe Gets China, India Loans to Boost Power Generation

Zimbabwe has obtained three separate loans of just over US$108,3 million from the Export-Import Bank of China and Export-Import Bank of India to be used for power generation projects and broadband expansion. Government tied a loan agreement with the Export-Import ...

Podcast Transcript: Kenya Tribunal Blocks Chinese-Financed Coal Power Plant

Eric: Hello, and welcome to another edition of China in Africa podcast. I'm Eric Olander and as always, I'm joined by Cobus van Staden, a senior China-Africa researcher at the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg, ...

Kenya Tribunal Blocks Chinese-Financed Coal Power Plant

Kenya's National Environmental Tribunal ruled this week that the government and its industry-allies failed to submit a proper environmental impact assessment to build a coal power on Lamu island. The $2 billion plant, with more than half of the financing coming from the Industrial ...

China Turns to Africa for Solar Power Sales

Turned away by trade tariffs in Europe and the United States, Chinese solar panel makers are now turning to Africa as potentially huge growth market. Chinese solar power projects are popping up across the continent, ranging for a massive 200 mw facility in Ghana ...
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