Source: U.S. Embassy in Libya |

Situation in Southern Libya

Statement by Robert Palladino, Deputy Spokesperson

The United States is concerned by ongoing tensions in southern Libya, which have prolonged the closure of critical oil infrastructure and deprived all Libyans of vital economic resources. We call on all parties to urgently establish a mutually acceptable security arrangement that will guarantee the safety of National Oil Corporation…

Source: Centurion Law Group |

Centurion Law Group again number one in Equatorial Guinea

Centurion Law Group officially Equatorial Guinea’s leading law firm, according to Chambers Global 2019 rankings

Chambers & Partners has once again ranked Centurion ( as a Band 1 law firm in Equatorial Guinea. Chambers Global 2019 calls Centurion “a top firm in the market and are very well respected in the oil and gas industry". Chambers further states ( that Centurion is “a dominant firm in…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

New UN report reveals that hunger in Africa continues to rise

237 million people affected in sub-Saharan Africa, straining global and continental hunger eradication efforts

Hunger in Africa continues to rise after many years of decline, threatening the continent's hunger eradication efforts to meet the Malabo Goals 2025 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly the Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2). New data presented in the joint UN report, the Africa Regional Overview of…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

Record EUR 3.3 billion European Investment Bank engagement across Africa supports private sector, clean energy, transport and water investment

In 2018 the European Investment Bank agreed EUR 3.3 billion (USD 3.74 billion) of new financing for private sector and infrastructure investment in 20 African countries

Largest ever European Investment Bank engagement in Africa since 1965; Direct support for 59 private sector and sustainable development projects 20 African countries; EIB President highlights strong pipeline of new projects at African Union summit. In 2018 the European Investment Bank agreed EUR 3.3 billion (USD 3.74 billion) of new financing for…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Union Summit: African Development Bank President Adesina holds bilateral meetings with H.M. King of Lesotho and President of Madagascar

Adesina commended President Rajoelina for his recent election and vision for his country

African Development Bank ( President Akinwumi Adesina, held several high-level bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union. Adesina met with His Excellency Andrei Rajoelina, President of Madagascar and His Majesty Letsie III, King of Lesotho. With President Andrei Rajoelina of Madagascar, discussions focused…

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Source: MainOne |

Avanti partners MainOne to improve broadband penetration with converged solution

The companies made this announcement on Friday at Nerds Unite, an annual IT conference hosted by MainOne

Avanti Communications Group plc (Avanti) ( a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and MainOne (, a premier connectivity and data centre solutions company in West Africa, have signed an agreement to jointly improve broadband penetration across Nigeria by providing the…

Source: Greenpeace |

Trouble brewing off South Africa’s coast

This country is blessed with some of the best renewable energy resources in the world; it’s time to back renewable energy

In response to the announcement that French oil giant Total has just made a significant oil and gas discovery 175 km off the southern coast of South Africa, Greenpeace ( Africa’s Senior Climate and Energy Campaign Manager, Melita Steele, has said: “Greenpeace Africa strongly condemns Total’s reckless oil exploration off…

Source: National Energy Services Reunited Corp |

National Energy Services Reunited Corp. to Present at the Credit Suisse 24th Annual Energy Summit

The presentation will be webcast live beginning at approximately 9:15 AM Mountain Time

National Energy Services Reunited Corp. ("NESR") (NASDAQ: NESR) (NASDAQ: NESRW) (, a national, industry-leading provider of integrated energy services in the Middle East and North Africa ("MENA") region, today announced that Chairman of the Board and CEO of NESR, Sherif Foda, will present at the Credit Suisse 24th Annual Energy Summit…

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Source: African Energy Chamber |

Total’s South Africa gas discovery first step towards exploiting the country’s full hydrocarbons potential

The discovery, which will help open a new hydrocarbons province in South Africa, could prove the presence of billions of barrels of oil equivalent in South African waters

Gas discovery in the offshore Outeniqua Basin speaks to South Africa’s hidden oil & gas potential; gives an opportunity for a meaningful dialogue on attractive legislation and local content development. The African Energy Chamber (AEC) ( welcomes the recent gas condensate discovery by Total in Block 11B/12B, 175km off the…

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Source: African Energy Chamber |

The African Oil Industry Endorses Cape VII Congress in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Improved business climate will attract more investment and create sustainable jobs for Africans

Calls for a pragmatic common-sense approach towards local content. Improved business climate will attract more investment and create sustainable jobs for Africans. The African Energy Chamber ( is proud to endorse the APPO Cape VII Congress and Exhibition to be held in Malabo on April 2-5, 2019. Hosted by the African…