African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Senegal’s energised renaissance (By Sebastian Wagner, CEO, DMWA Resources)

A chance for Senegalese economic growth is here but many steps need to be taken to avoid the pitfalls of a curse

By Sebastian Wagner, CEO, DMWA Resources After decades of struggles against a deficient power generation system, Senegal is now at the verge of a paradigmatic shift that could put many of its troubles to rest. With the government's bet in recent years in new power generation facilities, power outages have…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

“Fuel Self-Sufficient” Algeria To Join Other African Producers At Africa Oil Week

Algeria now produces sufficient fuel to meet domestic demand and has not had to import since 2018

Algeria – having just announced “fuel self-sufficiency” – is the latest African oil-and gas-producing country to confirm its attendance at the 26th Africa Oil Week (AOW) (www.Africa-OilWeek.com) in Cape Town this November. Following a difficult period for both the sector and the country, all signs now point to Algeria strengthening…

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…

Source: British High Commission - Yaounde |

Cameroon: Applications for the UK government’s prestigious Chevening Scholarships open 5 August 2019

Interested students are invited to begin application process when the application cycle opens in August and make sure to submit it before deadline

Applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK are open between 5 August and 5 November 2019, with applications to be submitted via www.chevening.org/apply. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers full financial support for future leaders to…

Source: United Nations - Security Council |

External Actors Content to ‘Fight to the Last Libyan’ in Settling Scores, Top Official Tells Security Council, amid Concern over Migrants, Refugees

Libya’s Representative Criticizes Council Inaction, Blames Government Foe of Silencing Opponents under Cover of Fighting Terrorists

Several recent tragedies involving migrants and refugees in Libya have spotlighted the extreme vulnerability of those groups, the senior United Nations official in that country told the Security Council today, as he described a rapidly worsening conflict exacerbated by external support. “More than ever, Libyans are now fighting the wars of other…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

Africa’s First International Petroleum Management Program for Petroleum Executives Set to Start in October 2019 in Cape Town

The training program will offer a unique opportunity for African executives and dealmakers to receive a training of high quality and international standard

Dedicated to developing strong local skills and capacities across Africa’s energy value chain, the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) is collaborating with the Institute for Petroleum Development at the University of Austin, Texas, to bring its comprehensive international training program to Cape Town on October 14th-25th, 2019. This International Petroleum Management Program (IPMP)…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN Human Rights Committee publishes findings on Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Netherlands, Nigeria, Paraguay, and Tajikistan

The findings, officially termed concluding observations, contain positive aspects of the respective State’s implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

The UN Human Rights Committee has published its findings on the civil and political rights record of countries it examined during its latest session: Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Netherlands, Nigeria, Paraguay, and Tajikistan. The findings, officially termed concluding observations, contain positive aspects of the respective State’s implementation of the International Covenant…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Equatorial Guinea to boost Opportunities for African Services Companies with Upcoming Oil & Gas Meeting Day

The Oil & Gas Meeting Day will offer the opportunities for African services companies to make deals with regional and international partners

In order to strengthen cooperation amongst African companies, encourage the development of a strong African content and promote joint-venture opportunities, Malabo will be hosting the Oil & Gas Meeting Day on October 1-2, 2019. The summit is part of Equatorial Guinea’s Year of Energy and will focus on exploring opportunities…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

African Energy Chamber’s Angola President to Lead Angolan Services Companies’ African Outreach at Upcoming Oil & Gas Meeting Day in Malabo

The growth of Africa’s oil & gas sector presents the continent’s services companies with tremendous opportunities for partnerships and regional expansion

Angolan and Mozambican services companies are answering to Equatorial Guinea’s call to cooperation and will be participating in the Oil & Gas Meeting Day in Malabo on October 1st and 2nd, 2019. The delegation will be led by President of the African Energy Chamber in Angola, Sergio Pugliese. The growth…

Source: Amnesty International |

Equatorial Guinea: Dissolution of an NGO shows escalating crackdown on civil society

The move also took place in the context of a 20-year-old legislation regulating non-governmental organizations’ activities

Authorities in Equatorial Guinea should immediately rescind their decision to dissolve a prominent civil society organization and allow human rights defenders and activists to work without fear of reprisals, Amnesty International said today. The country’s Minister of the Interior and Local Corporations published on 5 July, a decree revoking the…