Maritime security can help resolve the Mozambique insurgency (By Timothy Walker)

14/07/2020 – Over recent months the bloody insurgency in the northern Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado has taken an unprecedented maritime turn. If it worsens, it could have profound socio-economic and security implications for southern Africa.

The Islamic State-inspired Ahlu-Sunnah Wal Jama’at (Al-Sunnah) has been attacking Cabo Delgado inhabitants since 2017, killing over 1,000 people to date. Al-Sunnah has launched frequent attacks on coastal villages, and used coordinated landward and amphibious attacks when it recaptured the coastal town of Mocímboa da Praia in June. This showed the insurgents that attacking from the sea was a viable option, as the risk of being intercepted by Mozambique’s maritime security actors is low. Continuer à lire … « Maritime security can help resolve the Mozambique insurgency (By Timothy Walker) »

Gas investors in Mozambique choose appeasement in face of Islamist violence

13/07/2020 – The number of attacks in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province is on the rise. Among the latest victims were eight employees of a local gas sector contractor. But foreign investors are resolved to counter these threats.

Inocência Mapisse is shocked over the loss of lives in northern Mozambique. But as an expert on large-scale energy projects, she knows that such violent attacks not only affect the families of the deceased but are also a major disruption for the entire Mozambican economy. Continuer à lire … « Gas investors in Mozambique choose appeasement in face of Islamist violence »

Libyan officials meet Eni, NOC CEOs to discuss partnership

09/07/2020 – The head of the presidential council of the Libyan Government of National Accord, Fayez al-Sarraj, met Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi and his counterpart at the national oil company NOC, Mustafa Sanalla, on Wednesday. Continuer à lire … « Libyan officials meet Eni, NOC CEOs to discuss partnership »

Mauritanie : l’ex-Président, convoqué devant la Commission d’Enquête Parlementaire

06/07/2020 – L’ex-Président mauritanien Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz a été convoqué par  la Commission d’Enquête Parlementaire qui devra l’entendre le jeudi 09 juillet 2020.

Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz est prié de se présenter devant la commission à 11h GMT, selon sa convocation officielle dont Alakhbar à obtenu une copie.

La commission, mise en place le 30 janvier 2020, mène des enquêtes relatives à l’attribution de marchés publics (Port, Energie solaire) et à de potentielles malversations dans les secteurs du pétrole et du foncier.


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Morocco, Mali Discuss Partnership Opportunities, Review Agreements

13/’6/2020 – Moroccan and Malian institutions should boost their cooperation and seize the numerous partnership opportunities, said newly-elected President of the National Assembly of Mali, Moussa Timbine.

Timbine received on Tuesday, June 9, the Moroccan ambassador to Bamako, Hassan Naciri, to discuss bilateral relations between Morocco and Mali, as well as various opportunities for development. Continuer à lire … « Morocco, Mali Discuss Partnership Opportunities, Review Agreements »

Algeria’s Sonatrach signs MOU with Russia’s Lukoil

09/05/2020 – Sonatrach has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Russia’s Lukoil for talks on possible partnerships in production and exploration in the North African country, Algeria’s state energy firm said on Monday.The agreement includes discussions on joint investment abroad, Sonatrach said in a statement. Continuer à lire … « Algeria’s Sonatrach signs MOU with Russia’s Lukoil »

Afrique du Sud : A moyen terme, le coronavirus pourrait stimuler la demande mondiale d’hélium

01/05/2020 – Selon Renergen, un producteur sud-africain de gaz naturel liquéfié et d’hélium, le COVID-19 pourrait stimuler la demande d’hélium à moyen terme, car les hôpitaux font actuellement des stocks de matériels médicaux qui utilisent ce gaz. Les appareils d’IRM par exemple fonctionnent avec de l’hélium pour le refroidissement. Continuer à lire … « Afrique du Sud : A moyen terme, le coronavirus pourrait stimuler la demande mondiale d’hélium »

Greek PM says no EU deal on Libya unless Turkey accord scrapped

23/01/2020 – Libya’s internationally recognized prime minister, Fayez al-Serraj, said this week that his country will face a “catastrophic situation” unless foreign powers put pressure on eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar to lift a blockade of oilfields that has cut output to almost zero. Continuer à lire … « Greek PM says no EU deal on Libya unless Turkey accord scrapped »

WAPCo reçoit une autorisation de transport intérieur pour la réalisation du pipeline Niger-Bénin

20/01/2020 – Le gouvernement nigérien a signé un projet de décret portant attribution de l’Autorisation de transport intérieur et déclarant d’utilité publique le projet de construction du système de transport des hydrocarbures par canalisation Niger-Bénin. Continuer à lire … « WAPCo reçoit une autorisation de transport intérieur pour la réalisation du pipeline Niger-Bénin »

In Letter to Sisi, Israel’s Rivlin Hails Start of Flow of Natural Gas to Egypt

18/01/2020 – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin sent an official letter to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Wednesday, celebrating the activation of Israel’s natural gas pipeline to Egypt.

The Leviathan undersea natural gas field, located off the northern Israeli port city of Haifa, went online on Wednesday, pumping gas to Egypt as per a mutual agreement and engineering project between Israel and Egypt. Continuer à lire … « In Letter to Sisi, Israel’s Rivlin Hails Start of Flow of Natural Gas to Egypt »