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Negotiating for a better future: Why the good or bad of Russia’s presence in Africa will rely on the continent’s ability to make better deals

Deal-making is what will shape the future of Russia-Africa relations and will tell whether Russia’s renewed influence in the continent is good or bad for its people

By African Energy Chamber Russia’s return to Africa has been the subject of wide media coverage, governmental concerns and civil society reactions in recent weeks, especially as Sochi gears up to host the first ever Russia-Africa Summit next week. Most commentators have come from Europe and North America to voice…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Angola: African Development Bank approves $1 million grant to children’s food and nutrition security programs

The Bank’s intervention will complement a separate therapeutic and supplemental feeding program for vulnerable households

The African Development Bank ( has approved a grant of $1 million to boost a children’s food and nutrition security program in Bié province in Angola. The resources are from a special relief fund to the government of Angola, in response to a prevailing drought that has caused severe malnutrition.…

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Source: African Energy Chamber |

Oil Industry and Civil Society Congratulate “Africa Oil Man of the Year” Macky Sall on Taking Bold Steps to Develop Senegal’s Hydrocarbons Industry

The award is a recognition of Macky Sall’s work and the efforts of his government to boost the development of Senegal’s economy

The African and global energy sector is rallying behind Macky Sall’s efforts to develop his country’s oil & gas industry, which are positioning Senegal as a new energy hub in Africa. Such efforts and achievements are being celebrated this week as the President of Senegal receives the Africa Oil Man…

DOC Research Institute
Source: DOC Research Institute |

President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, brings African vision to the 17th Rhodes Forum of the Dialogue of Civilizations

President Mahamadou Issoufou took the floor as a Special Guest to conclude the debates of a panel dedicated to partnership between Africa and the rest of the world

The President of Niger, His Excellency Mahamadou Issoufou , took part in the 17th Rhodes Forum on the 11th and 12th of October 2019, organised by the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (, to discuss several national and regional issues and offer Africa's vision on major international issues. During the…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Equatorial Guinea signs Lusophone Compact: new milestone in initiative to accelerate sustainable private sector development

The Portuguese Government has allocated Euro 400 million in guarantees and other risk sharing mechanisms in the 2019 national budget to support the implementation of the Compact

The African Development Bank ( and the governments of Equatorial Guinea and Portugal have signed a country-specific memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the Lusophone Compact, which aims to accelerate private sector development in Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa, known as PALOPs. Equatorial Guinea is the sixth and final PALOP country…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Angola conducts review and validation of data on Neglected Tropical Diseases

The process will allow the country to identify the magnitude of neglected diseases, monitor ongoing prevention and control efforts

The Angolan Ministry of Health, with technical support from WHO, carried out a data review and validation of five key Neglected Tropical Diseases. namely lymphatic filariasis (LF), onchocerciasis (Onco), schistosomiasis (SCH), geohelminthiasis or soil-borne helminths (HTS) and trachoma The process will allow the country to identify the magnitude of neglected…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Global uncertainty continues to slow growth in Africa's Economies

Initiatives to empower poor people, girls and women are essential to progress

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa remained slow through 2019, hampered by persistent uncertainty in the global economy and the slow pace of domestic reforms, according to the 20th edition of Africa's Pulse, the World Bank's twice-yearly economic update for the region. Overall growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to rise to…

Africa Oil & Power Conference
Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Energy is “the Economic Engine of the African Continent”; Africa Oil & Power Conference Opens Today

The AOP conference and exhibition continues until October 11 at the CTICC 1, in Cape Town, South Africa

The fourth annual Africa Oil & Power (AOP) ( conference commenced in Cape Town, South Africa today: Industry elites gathered to discuss the future of Africa’s energy sector and engage in a dialogue that will see the sector empower greater economic growth: Guillaume Doane, CEO of Africa Oil & Power,…

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

UNHCR aids thousands of Congolese refugees returning home from Angola

UNHCR is providing returnees with transport, as well as cash assistance to help them reintegrate

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Thousands of Congolese refugees are returning from Angola to the Kasai region in the Democratic Republic of…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

The Unrealized Oil Promise of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the era of “Billions At Play”

Standing in the 12th position amongst African oil producers, the DRC’s petroleum industry is miniscule at best, producing an average of 25 thousand barrels of crude oil per day

By NJ Ayuk, CEO of Centurion Law Group and Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber It is no secret that the DRC’s mining industry is of vital importance in answering the country’s and the world’s mineral needs. Today, copper, cobalt and other byproducts represent the backbone of the DRC’s economic structure…