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A Hispanic American at U.S. Embassy Malabo

Africans need to understand that their contribution to all the cultures in the Americas is deep because this influence displays of the spirit and strength of their ancestors

By Roselix Quinones-Mercado I am a Venezuelan American.  That makes me a Hispanic American.  As many of you know, Hispanics are a mix of races:  indigenous people, European, and Sub-Saharan African (not to mention that some of those Europeans [Spaniards] were already mixed with North Africans before they had left…

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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…

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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…

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PetroSA: Owning Foreign Oil Assets Key to South Africa Energy Security

French major Total’s Brulpadda discovery has a big role to play in balancing the country’s energy model and consumption

During a national oil companies panel discussion on the final day of the Africa Oil & Power conference an exhibition, Nhlanhla Gumede, Chairman of PetroSA outlined the realities in the country’s energy sector. In particular, he highlighted that South Africa is an oil consuming country and would remain as such,…

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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 (AfDB.org) 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…

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It Is Time to Create Aggressive Market-Driven Policies That Spur Economic Growth

The African Energy Chamber insisted on the need for fair regulations that are supportive of local industries whole encouraging international investments

The African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org/) advocated for better regulatory frameworks, local content development, women empowerment and cross-border cooperation at the grand opening of Africa Oil & Power in Cape Town this week. Attended by hundreds of senior government officials and energy executives from across Africa and the world, the Africa…

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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) (https://AfricaOilandPower.com/) 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,…

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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…

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Angolan Energy Exec Pugliese Says NJ Ayuk’s New Book Connects Governance and Gas Monetization with African Advancement

Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy will be published by October 2019

“Bribery is not a smart business model.” Leading African energy attorney NJ Ayuk maintains that corruption in all its forms is one of the most significant barriers to business growth on the continent. Ayuk’s position, which he elaborates on in his new book, Billions at Play: The Future of African…

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Africa Oil & Power (AOP) launches South Africa, Angola, Senegal and Equatorial Guinea investment reports at 2019 conference

Ministers from South Africa, Senegal, Angola, and Equatorial Guinea will present the country-specific investment reports throughout the three-day conference

Africa Oil & Power’s (AOP) Africa Energy Series (AES) reports are set to launch at the 2019 AOP conference in Cape Town (www.AOP2019.com); ministers from South Africa, Senegal, Angola, and Equatorial Guinea will present the country-specific investment reports throughout the three-day conference; all delegates attending AOP 2019 will receive a copy…