East Africa is in a prime location to export gas globally but growth and progress has largely been slow, largely because of fluctuating liquified natural gas prices, political instability and terrorism.
Siemens Gamesa has signed up for its first wind power project in Ethiopia with a commitment for 29 wind turbines.
Ethiopia has been forced to deny that it has begun filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) as a dispute with its Nile neighbours Sudan and Egypt simmers on.
Tullow Oil has appointed Rahul Dhir to serve as its new CEO and an executive director, with Dorothy Thompson returning to her role as non-executive chair.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wrapped up a trip to three African states this week, where he noted the importance of deepening trade ties and the struggle against corruption.
British engineering firm Turner and Townsend has been appointed project manager for a new $1.55 billion gas pipeline in the Horn of Africa.