Africa, the future of a continent on the way

Africa, the future of a continent on the way

Simona Manna
Energy potential, foreign investments, political choices in the oil & gas sector, and future projects. These were the focus topics of Africa Oil Week held in Cape Town, South Africa, on October 23-27, 2017. Below are the speeches delivered by the energy ministers of Nigeria, Congo, Namibia, Côte d'Ivoire and Mali during a session dedicated to the various countries' investment potential, and interviews with the energy ministers of Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire and the South African political analyst Daniel Silke. Finally, detailed infographics show the foreign investment figures to and from Africa.


Why invest in Mali

The speech of Tiémoko Sangaré, Minister of Mines

Why invest in Namibia

The speech of Obeth Kandjoz, Minister of Mines and Energy

Why invest in Cote d'Ivoire

The speech of Thierry Tanoh, Minister of Energy

Why invest in Ghana

The speech of Boakye Agyarko, Minister of Energy

Why invest in Nigeria

Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources


Ghana's challenges: access to electricity and renewables

Talking with Boakye Agyarko, Minister of Energy: "The National Electrification Scheme and the Self Help Electrification Programme will provide access to energy for all". By 2020, alternative energy sources will make up 20 percent of the energy mix

Cote d'Ivoire, offshore riches

For the Minister of Oil, Energy and Development of Renewable Energies Thierry Tanoh, most of this country's wealth is offshore, where the bulk of its oil and gas fields are located

Africa is ever more resilient

The point of view of South African political analyst Daniel Silke. "With economic growth becoming more unstable, many African countries are being forced into a radical change of policy"