2018/06/11 – We have covered this topic extensively in our book, Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity, which looks at what African nations have done to better manage their hydrocarbon wealth and curb the potential negative effects of the oil industry on the economy.
The story of oil exploration in Africa is one of many failures and victories, of bold bets in unexplored areas that have brought great returns, of forgotten lands that only some bold few decided to venture in, in the search for riches. This has been the story for many of Africa’s current oil and gas hot spots. It’s hard to imagine that at one point in time, no one believed that Equatorial Guinea had oil or was even willing to try it out. Sudan, Chad, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, Liberia… they are all in one way or another, nations whose potential was for long snubbed by international oil and gas companies, until one bold player took the chance and found these so desired resources. Continuer à lire … « In Niger’s Oil Industry, Fortune favours the bold »
2018/09/16 – General Dynamics has been awarded a $44 million contract to procure Hydra rockets for foreign military sales to Afghanistan, Nigeria, Australia, Lebanon and the Philippines, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a Friday, September 14 release. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria – US Army procures Hydra rockets from General Dynamics for foreign military sales »
2018/09/01 – The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) will next week host the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation Africa Conference.
The conference will kick off on September 4 to 6 in Mombasa and will be held under the theme of “Improving efficiency through collaborative decision making and air traffic flow management”. Continuer à lire … « Kenya to host Africa aviation safety meet next week »
2018/08/27 – Prime Minister Theresa May will make a three-nation visit to Africa this week, aimed at boosting post-Brexit trade ties. This will be her first trip to the continent since becoming British leader in 2016. May, joined by several ministers and 29 business representatives from various industries, will visit South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya during the three-day trip, Downing Street said Monday. She will be the first British prime minister to set foot in Kenya since Margaret Thatcher in 1988, AFP said. “As we prepare to leave the European Union, now is the time for the UK to deepen and strengthen its global partnerships,” May said in a statement.
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2018/03/12 – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday Washington was considering lifting a travel ban on Chad, offering an olive branch to a key ally in the fight against Islamist militant groups in West Africa.
The top U.S. diplomat flew into the Chadian capital, N’Djamena, on the last day of a truncated tour of Africa with stop-offs in Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Nigeria – all frontline partners against Islamic State and al Qaeda off-shoots. Continuer à lire … « U.S. may lift travel ban on ‘important partner’ Chad, Tillerson says »
2018/03/08 – The Pentagon has added Niger, Mali and parts of northern Cameroon to the list of areas where U.S. troops receive imminent danger pay while deployed, a move that reflects the evolving dangers in West Africa and follows the deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger last year.
The decision was outlined in a memo signed Monday by Robert Wilkie, the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness. The decision was backdated to June 7, meaning the families of the service members killed in Niger and their fellow soldiers will receive back pay for their deployment. Continuer à lire … « Pentagon adds Niger, Mali and parts of Cameroon to areas where U.S. troops receive imminent danger pay »