African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Equatorial Guinea shortlists companies for Key Energy Projects under its Year of Investment

The decision was adopted during a meeting on March 19th, 2020

The Board of Directors of the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH) of Equatorial Guinea has selected and revealed the key companies shortlisted for the execution of its landmark projects under its ongoing Year of Investment. The decision was adopted during a meeting on March 19th, 2020. At Punta Europa,…

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…

Source: The Jack Ma Foundation |

[News Alert]: Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation Share Coronavirus Prevention and Treatment Handbook; Establish Global Program for Increased Sharing Among Global Medical Personnel

The handbook is now available in seven languages: Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Turkish, with more languages coming soon

The Jack Ma Foundation ( and Alibaba Foundation are sharing key lessons and experience from doctors and other medical administrators and staff at the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine (FAHZU), who were at the frontline of COVID-19 treatment in China and crucial to slowing its spread. In…

Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

COVID-19 Scientific and Public Health Policy Update – (March 24, 2020)

African countries have imposed tighter travel and public health policies such as full border closures

In addition to our weekly brief on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that Africa CDC is taking to help member states, Africa CDC has begun to share a weekly brief detailing the latest changes in scientific knowledge and public health policy changes, as well as updates to the…

Source: MyOffice |

My Office supplies 1M Licenses to Schools of Cameroon

This is the first export contract on educational software for My Office of this scale

The Russian developer of office software "My Office" ( and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Cameroon have agreed to provide and introduce 1M software licenses of My Office Education in schools and pre-school facilities of Cameroon over the course of 10 years. This is the first export…

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: MyOffice |

MyOffice has started a Partner Network in Africa

The first level of the distribution channel will be granted to companies with the special status of master partner for the country or a group of countries in Africa

MyOffice (, the Russian developer of software for collaborative work with documents, has developed a partner network for operation in the countries of Africa. They are planning to create a two-level distribution channel for sales of software to government and major commercial agencies of the region. MyOffice is conducting negotiations…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

The U.S. is wronging Nigeria and the Energy Industry with Travel Ban (By NJ Ayuk)

Tanzania and Nigeria, particularly, are named by Washington as having failed to meet U.S. security and information sharing standards

By NJ Ayuk Including Nigeria in the U.S. travel ban is a political and economical mistake for Trump. It is difficult to come to terms with the United States’ decision to include Nigeria in the extension he made a few weeks ago to the infamous “Muslim Travel Ban”, which already…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Strength in depth for Blitzbok squad – Werner Kok

Kok played in his 50th HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament in California and reflected on the comeback effort by the Blitzboks to overhaul Fiji to win 29-24

He has been there, done that and then some – yet, for Werner Kok, the Blitzboks’ come-from-behind win against Fiji in the final of last weekend's HSBC LA Sevens was still an unbelievable achievement and something he ascribes to the great depth in the Springbok Sevens set-up. Kok played in…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

The Mozambican Gas Promise and Why It Epitomizes the African Dream (By NJ Ayuk)

In what seemed like the blink of an eye, Mozambique’s known natural gas reserves spiked from nearly nothing to over 165 tcf, placing it as the continent’s third biggest reserve holder

By NJ Ayuk It has been almost exactly ten years since Anadarko drilled the well that would give Mozambique its first major gas find in over sixty years of mostly disappointing oil and gas exploration. Many wells followed that first offshore discovery in block 1 and further in ENI-operated block…