Pretoria — South Africa will complete the process of migrating from analogue to digital television by December 2013, Communications Minister Radhakrishna Padayachie announced recently.

The analogue switch off date was originally set for November 2011 but has since been changed to December 2013 by Cabinet.

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DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzania will begin construction of a $120 million wind power project early next year to curb chronic energy shortages in east Africa’s second-biggest economy, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

Prolonged drought at hydropower stations and rising fuel prices have resulted in acute energy shortfalls, forcing the state-run power utility to introduce rolling blackouts.

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Chika Amanze-Nwachuku

Lagos — No fewer than 18 consortia have expressed interests in some oil fields offered for sale by Shell Petroleum Development and Production Company (SPDC) and its partners.

Oil giant Shell last year offered four of its oilfields in the Niger Delta said to have valued at between $150 million to $2 billion for sale. 

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