Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

South Africa Energy Minister, State Companies to Lead National Energy Investment Drive at Africa Oil & Power

Africa Oil & Power (AOP) 2019 will create opportunities for investment and encourage intra-Africa cooperation across the oil, gas and power sectors

In a dedicated power program, AOP (https://AfricaOilandPower.com) 2019 puts spotlight on South Africa, focusing on the Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Northern Cape provinces, examining petroleum exploration, gas infrastructure and IPPs; Hon. Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy of South Africa and Deputy Minister Hon. Bavelile Hlongwa will join…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Angolan Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto

The Secretary reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-Angola strategic partnership and welcomed the bold reforms that President João Lourenço has undertaken

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Angolan Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto in Washington, D.C. The Secretary reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-Angola strategic partnership and welcomed the bold reforms that President João Lourenço has undertaken since taking office in 2017. The…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Angola’s Path Forward for Security and Economic Development: Weapons Management and Humanitarian Demining

The United States is helping the Angolan National Police (ANP) to improve the physical infrastructure of their weapon storage facilities and train police to manage the stockpiles

Angola greatly benefitted from the 2002 peace agreement ending its 27-year civil war, but the remaining poor security of government stockpiles of weapons and ammunition could still threaten its people. After the civil war, the military and police were left not only with a massive surplus of small arms and…

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Source: African Energy Chamber |

President Lourenço of Angola to attend Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) 2019 in Malabo to push for partnerships on Angola’s gas monetization

President’s Lourenço active participation in this year’s summit reflects the growing importance of the natural gas sector to his administration’s long-term plan

In a major development for the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), President João Lourenço of Angola will attend and address the fifth annual summit, hosted by Equatorial Guinea as part of its “Year of Energy.” Angola joined the GECF as an observing member in November 2018. President’s Lourenço active participation…

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

Basketball Africa League Names John Manyo-Plange Vice President & Head of Strategy and Operations

Manyo-Plange, who goes by Manyo, will assume his new role immediately and will continue to report to Basketball Africa League (BAL) President Amadou Gallo Fall

The Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa and scheduled to begin play in March 2020, today named NBA (https://in.NBA.com) Africa Head of Business Operations and Ghana-native John Manyo-Plange as BAL Vice President & Head of Strategy and Operations. Manyo-Plange, who goes…

Source: Embassy of the Republic of Angola in Japan |

Angolan Ambassador to Japan pays homage to Nuclear Bomb Victims

Rui Xavier, on behalf of the African Diplomatic Corps in the Asian nation, laid a wreath on Friday at Nagasaki Peace Park

Angolan ambassador to Japan Rui Xavier, on behalf of the African Diplomatic Corps in the Asian nation, laid a wreath on Friday at Nagasaki Peace Park. The site was built in honour of the victims of the “Flat Man” atomic bomb during the World War II (1939-45), 74 years ago.…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Government & UNHCR cooperation on health to affected populations: Case of Lunda Norte, Angola

Promoting good collaboration with local government is important

Present in more than 134 countries, the UN Refugee Agency works closely with host governments to protect and assist refugees and to find long-term solutions to their problems. Even before UNHCR and other relief organizations are on the scene, host communities are the first provider of support to refugees and…

Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Lesotho Seeks to Export Power, Renewables to Drive Development

Lesotho’s Minister of Energy and Meteorology will present Lesotho’s energy investment opportunities at Africa Oil & Power 2019 on October 9-11 in Cape Town

Lesotho’s Minister of Energy and Meteorology will present Lesotho’s energy investment opportunities at Africa Oil & Power 2019 on October 9-11 in Cape Town ;Wind and hydro projects will provide basis for power sector expansion; Ministry also calls for investment in transmission and Southern Africa collaboration: Lesotho Electricity Company and…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

Africa Oil Week and Menas Associates release Africa Oil and Gas Outlook for 2019

Diverse array of opportunities across the whole oil and gas value chain – event to offer exclusive insight into national hydrocarbon strategies and bidding rounds

A report released by Africa Oil Week (www.Africa-OilWeek.com) and Menas Associates about what lies in store for Africa’s oil and gas industry has concluded that, on balance, the continent’s economic performance is promising, particularly as global oil markets finally recover from their 2015-2016 lows. Africa’s proven oil and gas reserves…

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

Basketball Africa League announces seven host cities for Inaugural Season

NIKE and Jordan Brand Named as Exclusive Outfitter of The Basketball Africa League (BAL)

Cairo, Dakar, Lagos, Luanda, Rabat and either Monastir or Tunis Selected to Host Regular Season; Kigali to Host First-Ever BAL Final Four and BAL Final; NIKE and Jordan Brand Named as Exclusive Outfitter of BAL  The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today announced Cairo (Egypt), Dakar (Senegal), Lagos (Nigeria), Luanda (Angola),…