Nigeria, India partner on energy security

2019/15/02 – Nigeria and the Republic of India have pledged to work more closely to enhance energy security of both countries.

The consensus came on the heels of a visit Tuesday in Abuja of the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, His Excellency, Abhay Thakur, to the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, a release by the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, has said. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria, India partner on energy security »

How Russia is growing its strategic influence in Africa

2019/06/02. Much has been made about China’s role and profile in Africa and the factors underlying its activities on the continent. Less debated is the spread and depth of Russia’s contemporary presence and profile in Africa.

There was a strong Russian influence in Africa during the heyday of the Soviet Union. The post-independence governments of Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda and Benin at some point all received diplomatic or military support from the Soviet Union. Continuer à lire … « How Russia is growing its strategic influence in Africa »

Niger – Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, President of Niger attend signing of bilateral agreements

2018/11/12 – The UAE and Niger on Monday signed a number of agreements and Memoranda of Understanding, MoUs, in Abu Dhabi with the aim of developing bilateral partnerships and co-operation.His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and President Mahamadou Issoufou of the Republic of Niger, were present during the signing and exchanging of the documents of the agreements and MoUs at the Presidential Palace. Continuer à lire … « Niger – Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, President of Niger attend signing of bilateral agreements »

Ghana’s nuclear power agenda on course- Phase II of project scheduled for Q1 2019

2018/09/25 – Ghana’s agenda to integrate nuclear power into its power generation mix is progressing steadily with the Ministry of Energy setting a target to fully activate the second phase of the project by the end of the first quarter of next year.

The first phase, which was primarily about making the decision to use nuclear power and meeting all the 19 infrastructural needs outlined by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), was fully addressed by the country as at April 2017. Continuer à lire … « Ghana’s nuclear power agenda on course- Phase II of project scheduled for Q1 2019 »

Expansion of Iran’s environmental cooperation with Finland, Algeria

2018/09/09 –  The head of the Center for International Affairs and the Conventions of the Organization for the Environment of Iran, met with the environmental ministers of Finland, Estonia and Algeria, and emphasized the deepening of the environmental relations among the countries. Continuer à lire … « Expansion of Iran’s environmental cooperation with Finland, Algeria »

South Korea seeking assistance from Tunisia to enter Libyan market

2018/08/26 – South Korea is seeking assistance from Tunisia to enter the Libyan market due to the special relations between Tunisia and Libya, Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui revealed. Continuer à lire … « South Korea seeking assistance from Tunisia to enter Libyan market »

Human–Environment Hybridity: Implications of Rising China for Uranium Geopolitics #Africa

2018/06/19 – Recent scholarship in political ecology has called for investigating how resources are discursively and materially securitized within political economies (Peluso and Vandergeest 2011). Uranium is a quintessential hybrid human/non-human resource whose securitization has historically been a high global priority. Continuer à lire … « Human–Environment Hybridity: Implications of Rising China for Uranium Geopolitics #Africa »