African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

The African oil industry denounces BBC Panorama's attack on Senegal as a much Ado about nothing

Oil and gas production over the next 10 years would inject billions of dollars into the Senegalese economy and support more than 1 million jobs

The African Energy Chamber ( rejects the accusations made by the recent BBC Panorama program on Senegal and believes this case is about a sinister rush to judgment, an obsession to taint a reform-driven President and the oil industry at any cost and by any means, and certainly without an…

Source: GE |

General Electric appoints Jaime Morais as Angola Country Leader

Jaime is also GE Africa’s Government affairs Leader for Central and Francophone Africa

General Electric ( has announced the appointment of Jaime Morais as the Country Leader for GE in Angola. In this position, Jaime will play a pivotal role in steering the next phase of strategy and growth for GE in Angola. Based in Luanda, Jaime will lead the development of diverse…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Donors pledge $17 million to Africa Solidarity Trust Fund at African Development Bank Annual Meetings side event

The donor conference was attended by the presidents of Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, the prime minister of Eswatini and several high-ranking diplomats, ministers and development and banking institutions

African and non-regional donors on Tuesday pledged $17 million to replenish the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund, an initiative which aims to provide food security and eliminate rural poverty on the continent. The pledges were made at a high-level donor round table convened by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation…

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Renewing solidarity to tackle Africa's hunger and poverty challenges

Heads of states, ministers and other development actors focus on the role of the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund

The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund (ASTF), a powerful demonstration of solidarity among African countries to improve agriculture and food security, needs to forge broader partnerships and explore innovative financing mechanisms to tackle the challenges facing the continent. This was FAO's message at the opening today of a ASTF Round Table…

Source: Amnesty International |

Botswana: Decriminalisation of consensual same sex relations should inspire other African countries

Another 29 countries in Africa retain laws criminalizing same sex relations, including Kenya

Today’s judgement by the Gaborone High Court to decriminalize consensual same sex relations is a victory in the battle for equality and freedom to love whoever you choose, Amnesty International said as it called on other African countries to follow Botswana’s inspiring example. “Today’s court judgement sends a strong message…

Source: UK Department for International Trade |

Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy makes her 10th visit to Angola

Baroness Northover visited Angola to discuss trade, investment and sustainable development

The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy for Angola and Zambia, Baroness Lindsay Northover, arrived in Luanda on 29 May for a 3 day visit to Angola. She held talks with senior members of the Angolan government, members of the business community, private sector and Chevening Alumni which discussed trade and investment, and the…

Source: Baker Hughes General Electric (BHGE) |

Baker Hughes, a GE company, launches its Multimodal Facility Expansion in Angola

Expansion supports company’s localization strategy and serves as hub to serve customers in Angola and Southern Africa region

BHGE expands facility in Luanda to manufacture, service and repair technologies and equipment across its four product companies; expanded facility will enable fullstream solutions to serve local and regional customers across the oil and gas value chain; expansion supports company’s localization strategy and serves as hub to serve customers in…

Source: Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea |

Equatorial Guinea’s Year of Energy becomes Call to Action for Africa’s Oil Industry

Following the success of the Cape VII Congress & Exhibition in April, Malabo will host the Oil & Gas Meeting Day for services companies on October 1-2, 2019

The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons continues rolling out the Year of Energy initiative as Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima calls for a stronger African energy dialogue. Following the success of the Cape VII Congress & Exhibition in April, Malabo will host the Oil &…

Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Angolan Students in Petroleum Industry to Train in France

50 students have been selected to attend universities in France

Ministry of Mineral Resources and Petroleum and Embassy of France in Angola sign Memorandum of Understanding in Luanda; 50 students have been selected to attend universities in France, co-financed by the French and Angolan governments. Angola and France on Thursday signed an agreement to educate Angolan students at French universities.…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Oil companies ready for Angola’s new licensing rounds and pledge to continue working with the government on reforms to stem production decline

The series of reforms enacted by the Angolan administration since 2017 has also been lauded

Angola is at the centre of global energy deals this week as its capital Luanda hosts a plethora of global CEOs and energy investors, and over 1,000 oil industry stakeholders at the Angola Oil & Gas 2019 Conference, organized by Africa Oil & Power. The summit was open by President…