Sudanese businessmen in Paris this week for a meeting of [...]
The Agence Francaise de Developpement has approved a Ffr15 million ($2.6 million) grant for basic work needed to restore power [...]
"The objectives haven't been fulfilled, and we have asked international auditors for a report," declared Mamadou Frankaly Keita, production director of Energie du Mali, in describing the late 1994 agreement to hand management of EDM over to an outside consortium.
Under constant U.S. pressure, col. Muammar Kadhafi is pinning his hopes these days on improving relations with Paris. In an [...]
As Equatorial Guinea is a small country with rich oil prospects several big groups are scrambling to install the first [...]
Morocco's electricity sector will be the big winner from an increase in French economic aid that was offered to Morocco [...]
Electricité de France announced an agreement with Elf Aquitaine on Oct. 29 which has the same sort of international dimension [...]
Total has no intention of watching a major shakeup in the South African oil market from the sidelines if the [...]
Morocco's Office National de l'Electricité chose the occasion of Jacques Chirac's lighting visit to Morocco on July 19 during an [...]
Kwesi Botchwey may owe his downfall to a drillship. The dismissal of Botchwey, a top-rate finance minister who played a [...]
After undertaking the Kayelitsha project east of Cape Town under an agreement with Eskom in 1991 to participate in the [...]
Only if cif prices rise will Sonatrach be able to develop its gas fields sufficiently to overshoot its initial export [...]
Elusive rumors that Saudi Arabian interests might be involved in a solution to the Arakis project were confirmed at last [...]
Having hung around too long for Arakis to raise the $300 million needed its the Heglig-Port Sudan oil line project, Sudan signed an agreement in April with the Russian oil company Yukos and an engineering firm to build the facility [.
Daniel Valot has been named managing director of Total's Exploration-Production [...]
Marked on June 10 by the largest opposition demonstration seen in Antananarivo since last year, the campaign for the impeachment of the head of state Albert Zafy, which opposition MPs are now threatening to continue inside parliament, has rekindled the [.
Somali businessman Osman Hassan Ali (aka Atto), who represents the US oil major Conoco in Mogad-iscio and was earlier the [...]
Somali businessman Osman Hassan Ali (aka Ato) has made it official: on May 8 he announced in Mogadiscio that he [...]
David Law Smith, a 55-year-old executive born in Kenya, will [...]
Eritrean head of state Isaias Afwerki began a three-week visit to the United States on January 14 during which he [...]
An inquiry was set up immediately by Mobil Producing Nigeria [...]
Breaking with their customary political immobility, head of state Albert Zafy and prime minister Francisque Ravony this week slapped a first warning on national assembly chairman Reverend Richard Andriamanjato by firing his protégé, central bank governor Raoul Ravelomanana, the man [.
Last year's upheaval in Ivory Coast's electricity-gas projects has produced the highly unsual result of Electricity de France and SAUR [...]
Occidental Petroleum appears ready to pull out all the stops technically on its first series of three wells in the [...]
"The government has signed with ENH," declared Mario Marques, managing director of Mozambique's Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos. However, it was not with ENH but with Enron that Mozambique had signed a memorandum of understanding to develop the Pande gas deposit, [.
Afar Exploration is seeking a partner among other independants for a farm out before proceeding with a contractual well that [...]
Up until now De Beers and Anglo American studiously avoided any comment on reports they were interested in small Sierra [...]
In the first three months of 1994, no less than ten businessmen went to see the trade attache at the [...]
Bidding in the pre-qualification round for the construction of Morocco's first power stations to be built with private capital was [...]
Paul Toungui has been given the mines-enery and hydraulic resources [...]
Agip Congo is determined to push ahead with exploration and [...]
During a tour of Europe to seek political support and financial aid, the leader of one of Sudan's opposition movements, [...]
Libya will ship oil products to Zaire in coming weeks, announced Bachkir Saleh following a meeting at Gbadolite on Dec. [...]
The new government of Equatorial Guinea appointed by Silvestre Siale [...]
According to the latest report from Brussels on contracts funded [...]
Rather than going exclusively to the Italian groups Armani, Montanari and Triboldi as had initially been indicated, the 55% of [...]
For nearly 10 years Eskom chief Ian McRay has been championing the idea of an interconnection between Southern Africa's electricity grids and he seized the occasion of a conference staged on Oct. 14-15 by the Brussels Club on the theme [.
The managing director of Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures (SNH), Adolphe Moudiki, announced a few days ago that the state-owned company [...]
The United States embassy in Madagascar has signed a contract with Securmad covering the security of embassy buildings, personnel and [...]
Experts from the Caisse Francaise de Developpement will travel to the Comoros Islands at the end of September or in [...]
Oil companies are "deliberately orchestrating an artificial shortage of motor fuel in the country," declared Yoka Lokondo, spokesman for Faustin [...]
Donald Etiebet, a trained geologist who made a fortune in [...]
The Mafia-style murder of Kasdi Merbah on Saturday made it clear that the new government to be formed this week following the dismissal of Prime Minister Belaid Abdesslam and his replacement by Redha Malek is unlikely to escape from the [.
The recent creation of a new fuel distribution company in Mozambique, Topoil SA, a joint venture between Total Oil Products [...]
Ufiner-Cofreth confirmed in a laconic communique on July 12 that a consortium made up of Lyonnaise des Eaux-Dumez, EDF-International and [...]
An agreement providing for the Caisse Francaise de Developpement to help finance the Foxtrot gas and electricity project is expected to be signed in coming days, AEM has learned. As a result, invitations to tender will be issued quickly to [.
Many insiders believe Bernard Esamberg is osition to take over [...]
The Comoros government has reiterated its pledge to privatize the distribution of oil products and re-haul the electricity sector. The [...]
Mossref is presently selling all of the alcohol by-product turned out in its installations to Brazil, a spokesman from the [...]
Nigeria may find itself exporting gas to Ghana. Talks on such a project will get underway before the end of [...]
Forecasts of a sharp rise in European demand for gas have spurred a revival in African LNG projects at a time when Nigeria's plans seem likely to be put on ice, perhaps for several years.
The transition towards a third republic in Madagascar, has kicked off with the electoral victory of Albert Zafy in the presidential may well turn out to be none too smooth from an economic point of view, given that the country's [.
Three weeks after the fall of the Soyo logistic base, oil production in Angola is entirely the work of two operators, Cabinda Gulf Oil (Chevron) and Elf Angola, which are also alone in being able to pursue exploration and development.
The grandiose projects of a United States-based oil company in Colorado, Transamerican Petroleum Corporation (TPC), that were to be realized in the Comoros Islands, are going to be used in a game of speculation on the United States second market.
With a view to ensuring that the Americans are not the only ones to get in on the diplomatic act in Somalia, and looking ahead to the time when the United Nations will take charge of Operation Restore Hope there, [.
Conoco, Amoco, Chevron and Philips divided up the cake by obtaining permits covering "two thirds of Somalia" before the overthrow [...]
As was envisaged from the very start of negotiations in 1991 (AEM 74) a BOT (build-operate-transfer) formula has been chosen [...]
A major rift between the IMF and Nigeria surfaced in early January, shedding an even grimmer light on Nigeria's difficulty [...]
Several new twists have been added to the jumble of Sudanese projects revolving around Chevron's discoveries. Within the space of a few days the political-industrial-financial saga took on dimensions far beyond what would be considered normal for a country that [.
A spokesman for the Nasir faction of the Sudan People's liberation Army (SPLA) in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, Akol Deng [...]
Madagascar's former foreign minister, Jacques Rabemananjara, has announced he is to stand in the presidential election on November 25. Backed [...]
Aid from the Sudanese government to the extension of Islamic fundamentalism in Eastern Africa is becoming an increasingly greater source of concern to different circles. Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, moving slowly down the road to multi-party political systems and economic [.
The appointment of Belaid Abdessalam, the "architect of Algeria's industrialization," as prime minister on July 8 does not signal a [...]
News that Mohammed Boudiaf, president of Algeria's High State Committee, had been assassinated reached London in the early afternoon of June 29 when senior Sonatrach officials were presenting details of Algeria's first licencing round at the Intercontinental hotel.
A major shakeup among top officials of Nigeria's state-run oil company has followed quickly on the heels of the resignation [...]
The leader of the National Islamic Front (NIF), Hassan Al Tourabi, who was on a private visit in Canada after [...]
To what extent will the reduction in French government control over Total influence the group's investment decisions in Africa or its choices between Africa and the other regions where it operates? The government's powers over Total are destined to wane [.
The decision to open Algerian oil fields already under production to foreign partners should help to increase proven reserves (recoverable under present technical and price conditions) by 450 million tons of crude, according to Sonatrach.
Although it had no bearing on oil, the U.N. Security Council embargo on air travel and arms supplies to Libya, to come into effect on April 15, nonetheless ruffled oil markets. On one hand, the industry is concerned over the [.
New candidates have stepped forward as pre-qualification for a project to build a refinery and electrical power house in N'Djamena, [...]
As Algeria edges towards adopting a system of tenders for granting oil permits, the freshly-declared state of emergency and de facto banning of the Islamic Salvation Front on Feb. 9 could put the government's economic and political priorities on a [.
The Kapanda hydro-electric programme has fallen further behind schedule. One of the first two turbines and other hydraulic and mechanical [...]
As Angola's political parties prepared to gather in Luanda for an all-party conference on Jan. 14, an opposition movement set up recently, the FPD, planned to call for career guarantees for executives in State companies.
In an outline document for the 7th EDF, European Community experts consider Angola to be eligible for Sysmin funding under [...]
Technip, which has been put in charge of the N'Djamena refinery project by Société d'Etude et d'Exploitation de la Raffinerie [...]
It was not by accident that eight months ago, Jean Ping chose the occasion of Elf Gabon's one-thousandth well to express the hope there would one day be a new Gabonese oil company, one which would operate "in partnership with [.