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Operator-Friendly Policies Have Positioned Senegal and Mauritania Natural Gas Industries for Success (By NJ Ayuk)

Senegal and Mauritania are rising fast in the world of natural gas — and this trajectory owes much to their cooperation with each other as well as to the enabling environment they have created for IOCs

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) After Mauritania and Senegal signed the inter-governmental cooperation agreement in 2018 that allowed partners Kosmos Energy, BP, and their partners to proceed with the deepwater Tortue natural field project in the Ahmeyim basin, Kosmos Chairman and CEO Andrew Inglis praised both…

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Five Key Licensing Rounds Coming Up in the MSGBC Region (By Elllit Connor)

As the MSGBC gas rush gathers steam, five offshore licensing rounds are set to transform the region

By Elllit Connor, Energy Capital & Power's Field Editor for the MSGBC region (https://EnergyCapitalPower.com/) To be featured in a flagship roundtable forum at the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power Conference 2022 (https://bit.ly/3zV8HnJ) this September, every one of the MSGBC Basin’s nations – Mauritania, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Guinea-Conakry – have executed…

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Mauritania Economic Update 2022: The Private Sector at the Center of Economic Transformation and Job Creation

The report notes that Mauritania has presented positive recent economic developments, including a surplus budget balance

According to the fifth edition of the World Bank's Report on the Economic Situation in Mauritania, the country's economic recovery in 2021 was robust but below pre-COVID-19 levels and growth potential. Growth is estimated to have rebounded by 2.4% in 2021 thanks to an increase in private consumption and investment,…

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Top 5 Green Energy Projects to Watch in Mauritania

As Mauritania leads in west Africa’s green energy transition, significant investment is being made in hydrogen, solar and wind energy developments

With a 38% share of renewables in its electricity mix and a 50% target by 2030, Mauritania is a top regional performer in the race towards low carbon power. Not long ago, the nation only had a 35% renewables target for 2035— and yet amidst its further development potential of…

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Chariot Energy’s Industry-Led Energy Transition

With a change of management during the pandemic, we’ve switched up our portfolio, embracing gas developments as a stepping stone to zero carbon power and going further with green hydrogen and renewable projects

Energy, Capital & Power (https://EnergyCapitalPower.com) spoke with Julian Maurice-Williams, Chief Financial Officer at the Chariot Energy Group about Africa’s energy transition, the respective roles of renewables, green hydrogen and natural gas therein, and the need for investment and policy support. Chariot is in the business of transitional energy. What does this…

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African Development Bank, MASEN and RES4africa to co-organise training programme for Sahel countries

The planned sessions are relevant to all aspects of the solar energy value chain and landscape – from utility scale to decentralized uses

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), MASEN and RES4Africa have agreed to join forces on a dedicated solar energy training programme in 2022, to foster the uptake of solar energy in five Sahel countries. The programme, to be conducted in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, will focus on energy…

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Mauritania: UN expert encouraged by progress but says more work needed to fully eradicate slavery

The Special Rapporteur’s report on the visit will be presented to the Human Rights Council in September 2023

A UN human rights expert today welcomed progress in strengthening Mauritania’s legal framework and building the political will to combat slavery, but cautioned that much work still lay ahead. At the end of a 10-day visit to the country, Tomoya Obokata, the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery,…

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Mauritania to Become a New Global Gas Hub as Market Expansion Intensifies

Mauritania is set to become a global energy hub with gas projects such as the GTA and the BirAllah

Previous gas discoveries in Mauritania coupled with efforts by the government to make gas central to driving economic growth and poverty reduction have positioned the northwest African country as an emerging global gas hub. Since the 2014 discovery of gas by U.S firm Kosmos Energy, Mauritania has emerged as a…

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Mauritanian Energy Ministry and NOC Partner with Energy, Capital & Power for Unified Promotion Strategy

Africa’s foremost investment platform, ECP, has created a coalition with Mauritania’s Energy Ministry and NOC to attract foreign stakeholder interest in new renewables projects and 28 new offshore blocks freshly released

This Monday, Sandra Jeque, International Conference Director for Energy Capital & Power (ECP) (www.EnergyCapitalPower.com) met with Ahmed Vall Mohameden, Adviser to the Minister for Cooperation and Communication to forge a partnership for the promotion of Mauritania’s energy sector. With ECP’s flagship West African event, the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power…

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The Wild Dozen: Prized as ingredients, vulnerable wild plants face surging demand

A new FAO report raises awareness about the need for their sustainable use

You may not realize it, but numerous products made with vulnerable wild plants are probably scattered around your home. A wander through the kitchen may reveal Brazil nuts in your cupboard, gum arabic in your soda and liquorice in your herbal tea. Your bathroom may have lotions containing shea butter…