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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By Hereward Holland

TAKORADI, Ghana (Reuters) – Ghana joined the ranks of Africa’s oil exporters on Wednesday, pledging to work to ensure lucrative new revenues further bolster one of the continent’s rising star economies.

President John Atta Mills, wearing safety gear and blue overalls, opened the valves in a televised ceremony at the 330-metre-long floating platform some 40 miles (60 km) off the West African country’s Atlantic coast.

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