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Water contamination causes deadly diarrhea outbreak in South Africa

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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