Niger/Sudan – New oil, gas opportunities emerge in Sudan, Niger

2018/08/11 – Some countries in Africa are emerging as potentially exciting players in the oil and gas space – from Sudan, which has emerged out of the clutches of civil war, to Niger, which is rising up as a new producer of petroleum products.

Sudanese Petroleum and Gas Minister Azhari Abdalla Abdelgader on Tuesday explained to delegates attending Africa Oil Week, in Cape Town, how Sudan’s oil production had peaked at 500 000 bbl/d in 2011. Continuer à lire … « Niger/Sudan – New oil, gas opportunities emerge in Sudan, Niger »

Airbus launches report on the impact and future of aerospace technologies in Africa

2018/06/11 – Airbus has released The Great Enabler: Aerospace in Africa – a White Paper on the role of aerospace technologies and their impact on socio-economic development in Africa.

The report looks at how different segments of the industry can address a core set of challenges on the continent by: increasing access to healthcare; enhancing food security by making African agriculture more competitive and sustainable; promoting education, training and innovation; empowering businesses with innovative products and solutions; and breaking down barriers to the movement of people and goods across Africa. Continuer à lire … « Airbus launches report on the impact and future of aerospace technologies in Africa »

Mauritanian FM hails « positive developments » in ties with Algeria

2018/28/10 – Visiting Mauritanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, here hailed « positive developments » in bilateral relations with Algeria. »We are proud of (our relations) and want them to move forward, » Ahmed told reporters after the talks he held with his Algerian counterpart Abdelkader Messahel, part of a two-day visit to Algeria. Continuer à lire … « Mauritanian FM hails « positive developments » in ties with Algeria »

20 years of Russian Default, A Plan to Seize “Superprofits,” What Russia Is Doing in Africa

2018/08/25 – Last weekend marked the 20th anniversary of one of the key events that shaped Russian modern history—the 1998 financial crisis and the government’s default. Another major discussion in the Russian political discourse this week revolved around a proposal by Putin’s economic aide to “seize” over 500 billion rubles from industrial companies to relieve the country’s tax burden. Finally, Russian experts try to explain the Kremlin’s expansion into Africa.

Continuer à lire … « 20 years of Russian Default, A Plan to Seize “Superprofits,” What Russia Is Doing in Africa »

Burkina – Iamgold reports 39% reserve, 16% output rise at Burkina Faso project

2018/06/17 – SX- and New York-listed gold producer Iamgold has announced positive results from a prefeasibility study (PFS) for its Essakane heap leach project, in Burkina Faso.
The results, which outline an economically viable project, justify the start of a feasibility study (FS) to further optimise the project development design, secure long lead equipment and improve project economics. Continuer à lire … « Burkina – Iamgold reports 39% reserve, 16% output rise at Burkina Faso project »

Saudi-Algerian Business Council Discusses Strengthening Economic, Trade Cooperation

2018/04/17 – The Chairman of the Council of Saudi Chambers, Engineer Ahmed bin Suleiman Al-Rajhi, discussed yesterday with the President of the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Head of the Algerian side of the Saudi-Algerian Business Council Mohammed Al-Eid Bin Omar, the aspects of joint cooperation and ways of developing and enhancing economic relations between the two countries in the presence of the Secretary General of the Council Dr. Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Meshari; the Chairman of the Saudi side of the Saudi-Algerian Joint Business Council Raed bin Ahmed Al-Mazroua and a number of Saudi and Algerian businessmen.
During the meeting, strengthening of economic and trade cooperation between the two countries’ business sectors was discussed.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Nigeria/Niger : Kebbi constructs roads linking Benin, Niger Republic

2018/02/28- The Kebbi State Government says it is constructing roads linking Benin and Niger Republics to boost international trade and enhance relations with border communities.

A statement issued on Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi by Abubakar Dakingari, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Atiku Bagudu, said the governor made the disclosure when he visited Yeldu, Gandu Wala and Mai Kali communities in the state. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria/Niger : Kebbi constructs roads linking Benin, Niger Republic »