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Water contamination causes deadly diarrhea outbreak in South Africa

June 5, 2014
Water contamination in the North West province of South Africa has led to a diarrhea outbreak that killed three infants and sent dozens more to hospital.
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South Africa to produce potable water from mine drainage

May 2, 2014
South Africa's government is mulling over plans to treat the water leaking from numerous gold mines to help meet drinking water demand.
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Shell closes Nigerian crude oil pipeline

March 4, 2014
Royal Dutch Shell announced that its Nembe Creek Trunk oil pipeline in Nigeria was closed on Feb. 23 because of a leak caused by theft.
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Uganda's first refinery expected to start operations by 2018

August 19, 2013
Uganda expects its first oil refinery to start operations by 2018. The facility will have an initial capacity of 30,000 barrels per day, the aim being to reach 60,000 barrels by 2020.
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ABB to supply electrical, control systems for South African photovoltaic power plant

May 13, 2013
ABB has won an order worth around $25 million to supply electrical and control systems for a new 75 MW photovoltaic power plant in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.
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BP to invest $596 million in South Africa, Mozambique

April 29, 2013
BP Southern Africa will spend 4.7 billion rand in South Africa, including 2.5 billion rand to upgrade the Sapref refinery in Durban, and 800 million rand to refurbish infrastructure in Mozambique.
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Africa looks for a share in global petrochemical, oil-refining markets

March 4, 2013
Ongoing reforms in Nigeria's gas sector will make the West African country a regional hub for petrochemical and fertilizer production by 2017, according to Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) Group Executive Director David Ige.
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Eni makes natural gas discovery in Mozambique

March 4, 2013
The discovery was made within the Mamba Complex, in Area 4, at the Coral 3 delineation well, and confirms the potential of Area 4 at 75 trillion cubic feet of gas in place, Eni said.
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World Energy Council report identifies critical issues facing global energy sector

February 11, 2013
Continued uncertainty in the future direction of climate frameworks, political instability of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, energy price volatility and the global economic recession are what energy leaders consider as the top 'insomnia' issues.
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European Union to fund desalination plant in northeast Africa

December 20, 2012
The European Union announced Wednesday it will pay €40.5 million to help fund a renewable energy and water desalination plant in the northeast African country of Djibouti to supply approximately 200,000 people.
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