Archive for the ‘Namibia’ Category

Namibia Comes To Europe To Sell Its Sunshine

Via Solar Daily, a report on Namibia’s plans to monetize its solar assets: As Europe struggles to decarbonise its economy and wean itself off Russian oil and gas, one of the world’s sunniest and most arid nations is pitching itself to the continent as an answer to its problems. A delegation from sub-Saharan Africa’s driest […]

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Namibia Eyes Green Hydrogen Future

Via African Business, a report on Namibia’s green hydrogen ambitions: The Namibian government has announced that it will choose the German consortium Hyphen Hydrogen Energy as the preferred bidder for its green hydrogen project in the Tsau Khaeb National Park.  The large-scale green hydrogen project is the most notable project in the government’s Southern Corridor […]

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France’s TotalEnergies Makes ‘Significant’ Oil Discovery Off Namibia

Via Al Arabiya News, a report on a ‘significant’ oil discovery off Namibia: France’s TotalEnergies on Thursday announced a “significant discovery” of light oil and associated gas off the coast of Namibia, saying it would start assessing potential exploration. The discovery comes after the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned last year that all fossil fuel exploration […]

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Can Namibia Deliver The World’s Green Hydrogen?

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a look at whether Namibia, the southern African nation rich in wind and sun, can develop a hydrogen industry from renewable sources to meet growing global demand: This old diamond-mining town, perched on the rocky Atlantic coastline of this sparsely populated desert nation, last boomed at the start of the […]

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Namibia’s Business and Investment Opportunities

Via, a report on Namibia’s business and investment opportunities: KEY TAKEAWAYS Business opportunities – Local production of perishable agricultural crops that are currently being imported – Solar power generation – Desalination and transportation of water – Cross-border trade facilitation – Support services to the mining industry – Food distribution, mass housing developments and education in northern […]

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Avoiding Sharks In Namibia’s Fishing Industry

Via South Africa’s Mail & Guardian, an interesting look at a failed investment in Namibia: This is a story about horse mackerel, and sharks. The horse mackerel are real. They swim in enormous schools in the cold Atlantic waters off Africa’s southwest coast. Most adult fish are about the size of a ruler by the […]

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Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.