Source: Africa Oil Week |

Former President flies the flag for a strong oil and gas future

H.E. Obasanjo points to collaboration as the key to sustainability for the sector

Nigeria is the second biggest oil-rich country in Africa, after Libya, and the commercialisation of resources has been in the hands of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that was established in 1977 as a merger of the Nigerian National Oil Corporation and the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel. A…

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Africa’s oil & gas industry poised for further growth in the wake of new resource finds, technological advances and improved governance – PwC Africa oil & gas review

PwC’s Africa oil & gas review, 2019 analyses what has happened in the last 12 months in the oil & gas industry within the major and emerging African markets

The global energy market is in an exciting phase of transition and disruption. Breakthrough technologies are unlocking significant new reserves, processing, transportation and downstream uses that were previously unviable, unknown or inaccessible. Decarbonisation driven by the environmental sustainability agenda is shifting the energy mix at an accelerating pace, which is…

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

News comment by Jean-Paul Cavalieri, UNHCR’s Chief of Mission in Libya, on the situation at the Gathering and Departure Facility (GDF) in Tripoli

The current situation reflects the dire situation faced by many refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya

by Jean-Paul Cavalieri “UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is actively working to find solutions for some 200 people, including migrants and refugees, who arrived yesterday at the Gathering and Departure Facility (GDF) in Tripoli. Most were released from the Abu Salim detention centre, others come from urban areas, with the…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines |

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Coordinates Efforts to Bring Home 32 Distressed Filipinos from Mexico, Egypt, Morocco

The distressed Filipinos (who were either detained, figured in an accident, or were victims of human trafficking abroad) arrived in Manila last night

The Department of Foreign Affairs, through the Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs, coordinated the efforts of the Philippine Embassies in Mexico City, Cairo, and Tripoli to successfully bring home a total of 32 distressed Filipinos from their regions. The distressed Filipinos (who were either detained, figured in…

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    • Busari Nurat | Taken at Makoko Lagos Mainland, Lagos, Nigeria. A number of youths sailing the canoe. This is life at Makoko
    • Franklin Okanu | I was deployed to a remote area for business. I found this senior citizen in that remote village working hard on his farm in the scorching sun. Family had to be fed and catered for! He had an interesting face and that was what prompted me to approach him for a shot. He seemed very strong and athletic for his age and surprisingly spoke good English with a good accent! It was “Father’s Day” the day I shot that. God bless Super Hero Fathers!
    • Mofiyinfoluwa Atinmo | Taken on august 13th at heritage park, University of Ibadan. My inspiration came from the united nations day of remembrance for slave trade and its abolition, august 23. I wanted to bring back the memories of slave trade and the sufferings of our ancestors. No man or woman should be forced against their will, ever
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Ongoing Best Stories- The Photographer Photographing Libyan Revolution Sees the World with CAMON 12

This campaign has been pushed to the climax by a photography camp from Nigeria

For its campaign #CAMON12#CtheWorld Best Photography, the Global premier mobile phone brand TECNO Mobile (www.TECNO-Mobile.com) continues making more than millions of views and likes over the globe. A large number of professional photographers appeared in the campaign with very nice photographic works and shared their experience of using CAMON 12…

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First Human Trafficking Case Law Database launched in Senegal

Forced begging is the most prevalent form of trafficking but traffickers also subject youth to domestic servitude, forced labour in gold mines, and sex trafficking

Senegal is an origin, transit, and destination country for many migrants in West and Central Africa who may be subjected to trafficking in persons. Forced begging is the most prevalent form of trafficking but traffickers also subject youth to domestic servitude, forced labour in gold mines, and sex trafficking. In…

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Theatre Helps Raise Awareness on Human Trafficking in Most Affected Regions in Nigeria

Those watching the plays in markets and other public spaces say they have been impacted by the stories

The city of Benin in southern Nigeria was once the capital of the former Edo Kingdom of Benin, one of the oldest states in West Africa. It dates back to the 11th century. Little remains of that kingdom. The once-mighty city is now the main “sender” place of origin of Nigerians…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Seven children reported killed and scores injured as violence continues in Libya

From Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

“In the past two weeks, violence has taken a heavy toll on children in Tripoli. “Last Thursday, three children and two women were reportedly killed while driving on a main highway, 16 kilometres from Tripoli. On 14 October, three sisters were reportedly killed, and their mother and a fourth sister…

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Tyrants celebrate as U.N. elects Venezuela, Mauritania, Libya, Sudan to top rights body

The council already counts China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, DR Congo, Eritrea, Qatar, Somalia, Cameroon and Pakistan among its members

The U.N.'s election today of serial abusers of human rights —Venezuela, Mauritania, Libya and Sudan — to its highest human rights body drew sharp criticism from the non-governmental human rights group UN Watch, which is based in Geneva at the seat of the 47-nation Human Rights Council. "Electing the oppressive Venezuelan regime of Nicolás…