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The Kandadji dam, the evil eye and a whiff of scandal
Published 01/09/2016    [11 articles]
NIGER
The Kandadji dam, the evil eye and a whiff of scandal
Will the hydro-electric dam due to built in the Kandadji region on the River Niger in south western Niger ever see the light of day? Construction of the dam, which was supposed to increase the country [...]
In the middle of the oil crisis, the Dos Santos family has united to save the regime
Published 16/08/2016    [7 articles]
ANGOLA
In the middle of the oil crisis, the Dos Santos family has united to save the regime
Mass sackings, investment costs, oil company departures and revenues in free fall constitute a powder keg on which the family, which has been in power since 1979, is sitting. Sensing the danger, famil [...]
Where to get the billions of dollars to develop LNG?
Published 02/08/2016    [8 articles]
MOZAMBIQUE
Where to get the billions of dollars to develop LNG?
Mozambique’s gigantic offshore LNG projects are constantly being put back. ENI seems to be ahead of the competition with its FLNG project but the Italian major nevertheless faces the same problem as A [...]
Mohsen Hojeij, a man who frightens president Sassou Nguesso
Published 17/08/2015    [7 articles]
CONGO-B
Mohsen Hojeij, a man who frightens president Sassou Nguesso
The boss of the construction company Commisimpex, Mohsen Hojeij, could be seen as a Damocles sword hanging over Denis Sassou Nguesso's government, as this report shows.Launching any number of legal pr [...]
Kenya-Uganda pipeline: Kenyatta manages to bring Museveni and the oil companies round to his choice
Published 12/08/2015    [9 articles]
KENYA / UGANDA
Kenya-Uganda pipeline: Kenyatta manages to bring Museveni and the oil companies round to his choice
The Kenyan and Ugandan governments have been at loggerheads for several months over the choice of route to be taken by the future pipeline to carry the two countries' crude oil for export. After storm [...]
London goes into the offensive in oil
Published 12/06/2014    [16 articles]
SOMALIA
London goes into the offensive in oil Free
The backing London has given the Somalian government is not without mercantile ulterior motives. Among other things, it will allow British consultants and oil companies to be well placed when the coun [...]
From civil war to ethnic conflagration
Published 30/04/2014    [12 articles]
SOUTH SUDAN
From civil war to ethnic conflagration
From the outset, South Sudan was a fragile construction, despite support from the international community, US sponsorship and substantial oil resources. The leaders of the Sudan People's Liberation Ar [...]
Frelimo dignitaries sew up energy sector
Published 18/11/2013    [8 articles]
MOZAMBIQUE
Frelimo dignitaries sew up energy sector
Eminent members of the Frelimo elite follow the example of President Armando Guebuza and his family who own stakes in a large number of companies. They have invested in the energy sector. The children [...]
Tug of war between Addax and GOC on Obangue
Published 26/07/2013    [22 articles]
GABON
Tug of war between Addax and GOC on Obangue
In the wake of the Gabonese government's requisition of the Obangue field at the end of last year, tempers are still flaring between the oil ministry under Etienne Ngoubou, Addax Petroleum (it has lau [...]
Northern Mali: The Sahel time-bomb explodes
Published 18/02/2013    [30 articles]
MALI
Northern Mali: The Sahel time-bomb explodes
An attack by a group of Islamist extremists in Northern Mali cast a cruel light on the risk of destabilization facing the area and, beyond it, the entire Sahel region. Launched by France on Jan. 11, a [...]
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