African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

When Covid-19 and OPEC Price War strikes Africa’s Oil & Gas Sector

The immediate effect of Covid-19 for the sector has been on the demand for crude oil, and on its prices

African governments set to see decline in revenues; Exploration projects put on hold; Thousands of local jobs at risk if nothing is done. While the short-term effects of Covid-19 on world economies are already being felt and put millions in a situation of economic distress, their long-term ones are yet…

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS)
Source: DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) |

DuPont Sustainable Solutions Acquires Lodestone Partners

Merger Gives DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) Expanded Capability, Deep Experience and Proven Methodologies in Operations Excellence

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) (https://www.ConsultDSS.com/) this month announced that it has acquired the assets of Lodestone Partners, a global consulting firm recognized for helping companies in the resource industry achieve sustainable improvements in operating performance. The acquisition, which was effective February 29, deepens DSS’ knowledge and capability in the area…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Africa’s life after OPEC+ (By NJ Ayuk)

Underneath the panic caused by Coronavirus and the fall out of OPEC+ lies opportunity for African oil producers

By NJ Ayuk Sometimes it is easy to forget how interconnected human lives across the globe have become. Perhaps we no longer talk as much about globalization as we used to in the 1990s because it is no longer an issue to be discussed or protested against, it is simply…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) leases aircraft and procures equipment to boost desert locust control operations in Ethiopia

FAO will provide farmers and pastoralists with livestock feed, agricultural inputs and cash transfers

With funding support from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (UN CERF) the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (UK DFID), MasterCard, the European Commission’s Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO), and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)…

Source: Deutsche Post DHL |

DHL Global Forwarding forms Arabian Cluster to focus on Growth Prospects in the Region

Industry veteran, Firas Sukkar takes on role of Country Manager in Kuwait

Expands presence to Saudi Arabia; team to be led by DHL (https://www.DHL.com) veteran, Sue Donoghue; Industry veteran, Firas Sukkar takes on role of Country Manager in Kuwait. DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has formed an Arabian Cluster (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes €17 million contribution from Germany to combat the impact of the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa

Funds will assist farmers and protect rural livelihoods affected by the worsening outbreak

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu has welcomed a €17 million contribution from Germany to provide assistance to those directly affected by the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa. Germany's Permanent Representative to FAO, Ulrich Seidenberger, made the announcement at FAO headquarters in Rome. The new pledge comes after Germany already contributed…

Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

Permanent Representative of Ethiopia presents credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations (Vienna), Zenebe Kebede Korcho, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly. During his career, Zenebe Kebede Korcho, who is also Ambassador to Switzerland, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Ethiopia races against time to control locusts as the planting season starts

Cross-border swarm movements with Kenya and breeding continues in Southern Ethiopia

The Government of Ethiopia is racing against time to control Desert Locusts as the February – May Belg season starts. With support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Ministry of Agriculture is scaling up aerial and ground operations in Oromia and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' (SNNP) regions…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Togo’s Breaking Ground on West Africa’s Largest Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project Sets it on a Path Towards Energy Transition

The Moyamed Bin Zayed Solar PV Complex is West Africa’s largest ongoing solar PV project

The African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org/) addresses its heartfelt congratulations to the Republic of Togo for breaking ground on its 50MW Mohamed Bin Zayed Photovoltaic Solar Power Complex today in Blitta. The project was launched in presence of H.E. Faure E. Gnassingbe, President of the Republic of Togo, and Hussain Al…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) appeals for urgent support to fight worsening Desert Locust upsurge in the Horn of Africa

Director-General says efforts need to be scaled up to prevent a humanitarian crisis

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today the Desert Locust upsurge in the Horn of Africa threatened to provoke a humanitarian crisis and appealed for urgent funding to tackle the outbreak in order to protect livelihoods and food security. The locust outbreak is the worst to strike Ethiopia and Somalia for…