South Africa's power utility Eskom said the first unit of its Kusile coal-fired power plant has been connected to the grid.
Kenya's energy industry regulator has delayed issuing a license for a planned 1,000MW coal-fired power plant due to concerns about its potential environmental impact.
Emirate energy firm Al Nowais is currently negotiating with the Egyptian Ministry of Finance over sovereign guarantees in order to build its 2640MW capacity coal-fired power plant in Ain Mose in Sinai region.
TAQA, an Abu Dhabi national energy company, announced that the first-half net profit at its Moroccan unit for 2016 improved as it took advantage of low coal prices.
Elsewedy Electric, the leading integrated energy solution provider in the Middle East and Africa, is all set to complete the feasibility study for establishing a coal-fired power plant in Egypt in December.