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African Countries Showcase Oil and Gas Investment Opportunities at Africa Oil Week

Senegal’s Oil and Energy Minister Mahamadou Makhtar Cisse used the platform to launch, for the first time in the history of petroleum exploration in his country, a licensing round of three blocks of sediment basin

Several African countries have used the Africa Oil Week (AOW) (https://www.Africa-OilWeek.com) event in Cape Town this week to promote their oil and gas sectors to a global audience of investors, suppliers and other key stakeholders. Senegal’s Oil and Energy Minister Mahamadou Makhtar Cisse used the platform to launch, for the…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

Senegal enters the Liquefied natural gas (LNG) race with significant offshore discoveries

Senegal, where oil was discovered in 1961, expects all its offshore projects to come online between 2022 and 2026

At present when it comes to emerging LNG plays the eyes of the world are on Africa’s eastern coast and the activities around Mozambique, but that could be about to change. While not currently amongst the continent’s top oil and gas producers Senegal plans to alter that in the coming…

Source: UN Watch |

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…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain |

Spain Hosts the 7th Informal Meeting of EU Special Representatives and Sahel Partners

The event will take place over two days and will be inaugurated on Thursday 17 October at 3 p.m

Casa África, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, hosts the 7th Informal Meeting of European Union Ambassadors, Special Representatives and Sahel Partners. The meeting is to be held on 17 and 18 October and is jointly organised by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, which…

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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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Real men respect women, says school for husbands in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, 52 per cent of girls are married by age 18

Waimbabie Gnoumou is learning to be a better husband, says his wife, Martine. That’s because he is going to a special school that teaches men exactly that. The Husbands and Future Husbands School in Mamboué, a village in western Burkina Faso, breaks down gender stereotypes and shows men the role…

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United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 2019: Sahel threats necessitate ‘global response’: Issoufou

The Bank's vision of the Sahel is one of green growth and prosperity founded on clean, reliable and affordable energy systems

Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou called on Sunday for a "global response" to the problems of land degradation that threaten the arid Sahel belt. Addressing a meeting of the Climate Commission for the Sahel Region at the United Nations, Mahamadou said the region's 250 million people are struggling with drought, desertification…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani, President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

The Secretary-General and the President also discussed the security situation in the Sahel

The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani, President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. The Secretary-General commended Mauritania’s President for his election. The Secretary-General and the President also discussed the security situation in the Sahel, including the need to accelerate the operationalization of the G5 Sahel…

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African Energy Sector to send strong message on Investment Potential in Africa at Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) 2019

The continent’s energy industry will be gathering at ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi on November 11-14, 2019 to set the industry agenda for 2020

After a year of remarkable achievements and continuous recovery across Africa’s oil markets, the continent’s energy industry will be gathering at ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi on November 11-14, 2019 to set the industry agenda for 2020. As Africa’s energy revolution accelerates, African energy officials from governments and the public and…

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New International Organization for Migration (IOM) Data Collection Reveals Latest Migratory Trends in Mauritania

Through a sample of 1,183 interviews conducted with migrants, a large majority of individuals who moved to Nouakchott indicated they have been able to attain income-generating jobs

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Mauritania presented a research study this week (17/09) revealing Mauritania, a country of 3.9 million people in West Africa, as both a transit country on the Western Mediterranean Route, and a destination for West African migrants seeking job opportunities in the country’s growing…