UK hails Mauritania role in preserving security of neighbours

2018/16/11- Britain’s Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt, on Friday, hailed Mauritania’s role in preserving the security of the G5 Sahel.

Burt made the comments after a discussion with the Mauritanian President, Mohammad Ould Abdel-Aziz, in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, according to Anadolu. He added that the UK is ready to offer its support to Mauritania in preserving this security, in addition to supporting trade and culture. Continuer à lire … « UK hails Mauritania role in preserving security of neighbours »

Libya may suspend Zawiya refinery unless security improves

2018/16/11 – Libya’s state oil firm NOC warned on Sunday it would have to suspend operations at its 120,000 barrels per day (bpd) Zawiya refinery unless security improved after two recent attacks.The refinery west of the capital Tripoli supplies western and southern Libya with fuel. Its port also exports crude from the southern El Sharara oilfield.

Gunmen attacked the site on Wednesday, trying to break into the oil mixing operation and stealing a company car, NOC said in a statement. Continuer à lire … « Libya may suspend Zawiya refinery unless security improves »

BP, Eni to start exploratory drilling in Libya in first quarter of 2019

2018/16/11 – British Petroleum and its Italian partner Eni are expected to start exploratory drilling in Libya early in the first quarter of 2019, according to the chairman of the country’s National Oil Company Mustafa Sanallah. Continuer à lire … « BP, Eni to start exploratory drilling in Libya in first quarter of 2019 »

Russia is suspected of deploying troops to Libya, but what’s Moscow’s play in this muddy conflict?

2018/11/10 – Russian and Western media outlets say Moscow has been deploying troops to Libya for the past several months, reportedly to bolster one group in the country’s civil war. Russia is apparently filling a vacuum: the U.S. has effectively abandoned its efforts to intervene in the situation, and European nations are more concerned with stemming the flow of immigrants from Africa than resolving the conflict. Meduza takes a look at who’s fighting whom in Libya, and what Russia’s interests are in this messy conflict. Continuer à lire … « Russia is suspected of deploying troops to Libya, but what’s Moscow’s play in this muddy conflict? »

Libya, UAE to cooperate in oil sector

2018/11/10 – The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Mustafa Sanallah met with His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, United Arab Emirates Minister of State and Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in London yesterday. The two parties discussed mutual cooperation and the international community’s approach to Libya, including the protection of legitimate institutions, such as NOC, in accordance with the rule of law. Continuer à lire … « Libya, UAE to cooperate in oil sector »

Libya – Italian and British oil firms Eni & BP agree with NOC to resume exploration

2018/08/10 – Libya’s National Oil Corporation, BP and Eni today signed an agreement expected to lead to Eni and BP working together to resume exploration activities on a major exploration and production contract in Libya.

A letter of intent (LOI) was signed in London by National Oil Corporation chairman Eng. Mustafa Sanalla, BP group chief executive Bob Dudley and Eni chief executive officer Claudio Descalzi. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Italian and British oil firms Eni & BP agree with NOC to resume exploration »

La croissance de l’Afrique subsaharienne freinée

2018/04/10 – L’Afrique au Sud du Sahara est freinée dans sa marche par la faible diversification des investissements. C’est la principale conclusion du tout dernier rapport de la Banque Mondiale, Africa Pulse, publié le 3 octobre 2018.

La bonne nouvelle selon cette revue semestrielle  est que les économies d’Afrique subsaharienne continuent de se redresser, après avoir marqué le pas en 2015-2016, mais à un rythme plus lent que prévu. En 2018, la région devrait afficher un taux de croissance moyen de l’ordre 2,7 %, soit une légère augmentation par rapport aux 2,3 % enregistrés en 2017. L’on est loin de la moyenne de 5% enregistrée sur la période 2004-2014. Continuer à lire … « La croissance de l’Afrique subsaharienne freinée »