IPP Total Eren has been chosen to design, finance and build solar power plant in Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE – Independent power producer (IPP) Total Eren, the subsidiary of the French oil group TotalEnergies has been chosen by the Mozambican authorities to design, finance and build a solar power plant in the Dondo district of Mozambique. Mozambique’s Energy Regulatory Authority (ARENE) has finally chosen Total Eren to implement the project as a public-private partnership (PPP). The subsidiary of…

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Renewable energy provider Solarcentury Africa closes funding for solar photovoltaic plant

MOZAMBIQUE – The London, UK-based renewable energy provider Solarcentury Africa has closed the financing of a solar photovoltaic plant at the Balama graphite mine in Mozambique. The plant will be combined with a battery power storage system to power Syrah Resources’ facilities. The undisclosed amount of funding is being provided by CrossBoundary Energy (CBE); a financial partner now well known…

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AfDB extends its collaborative ICT data collection initiative to Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE – The African Development Bank has extended membership of a digital data supervision system known as the Remote Appraisal Supervision, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RASME) project to Mozambique. Mozambique will be the sixth African country to benefit from the tool which enhances project-related data collection in remote areas. RASME is a partnership of the African Development Bank and the World…

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Mozambique secures US$10m grant from India to supports drinking water supply programe

MOZAMBIQUE – The Indian High Commissioner to Mozambique, Ankan Banerjee, has signed a memorandum of understanding worth US$10 million with the Mozambican government to support the drinking water sector. This funding supports a drinking water supply program that will benefit the populations of the Mueda district, in the Cabo Delgado province. The Indian funding, provided in the form of a…

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TotalEnergies acquires BP’s assets in Mozambique to become a leading player in fuel distribution

MOZAMBIQUE – TotalEnergies is expanding in Mozambique with the acquisition of BP’s retail network, wholesale fuel business and logistics assets. The transaction covers a network of 26 service stations, a portfolio of business customers and 50% in SAMCOL, the logistics company previously jointly owned by TotalEnergies and BP, which operates the Matola, Beira and Nacala fuel import terminals. These assets…

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Multichoice unveils new TV channels in Mozambique and Angola

SOUTH AFRICA – Pan-African entertainment company MultiChoice has further expanded its hyperlocal offering with the launch of two new TV channels – Maningue Magic and Kwenda Magic – for audiences in Mozambique and Angola respectively.The group’s long-established hyperlocal strategy is a multi-pronged, hybrid approach combining local content acquisition, local production, and the development of local content through international production partnerships. The…

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Mozambique’s first solar-plus-storage project reaches financial close

MOZAMBIQUE – The Cuamba solar-plus-storage project in Mozambique being developed by African-focused independent power company Globeleq and its project partners, Source Energia, a Lusophone Africa energy developer, and Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), the Mozambican national power utility has reached financial close. The project will consist of a 19MWp (15MWac) solar plant, plus a 2MW (7MWh) energy storage system.  “With the ongoing challenges due to…

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AfDB approves US$47m grant for Mozambique’s Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zone

MOZAMBIQUE – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US$47.09 million grant for the first phase of Mozambique’s Pemba-Lichinga Integrated Development Corridor, a Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zone. The grant, from the African Development Fund, will help improve agricultural productivity and agribusiness development in the Niassa province by advancing institutional capacity, skills, and entrepreneurship…

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Nigeria’s Dataphyte and Mozambique’s Zitamar News secure US$100k each in seed fund

NIGERIA – Dataphyte, a Nigerian media startup, and Zitamar News, an English-language investigative news website and newsletter focused on Mozambique, have received US$100,000 each in seed funding, thanks to Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF). MDIF is a non-profit investment fund for independent media in countries where free and independent media is under threat. MDIF Ventures, a US$1 million fund managed…

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Power producer Ncondezi Energy sells renewable subsidiary for US$1.3m

MOZAMBIQUE – African power development company Ncondezi Energy Limited has sold its Mozambican solar and storage-focused outfit for USD 1.3 million in cash, it said. Mozambique Green Power (MGP), a Ncondezi company that owns a 400-kWp solar and 912-kWh battery storage project for the commercial and industrial (C&I) sector, was sold to Green Energy SPV PLC. MGP’s portfolio was tied…

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