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Gambia’s President loses General election , concedes defeat
​The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh is about to concede defeat, the electoral commission chairman has told the BBC. Mr...
How Conflict Diamonds from CAR Enter International Markets via Cameroon
Cameroon is allowing conflict diamonds from the Central African Republic to cross over its borders and into the legal...
Kenya’s Primary school leaving exams released, Marked improvement in student performance 
By Brian Muthuri Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Education, Fred Matiang’i has released the 2016 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education...
Chevron’s onshore activities in Nigeria’s Niger Delta have been shut down by a militant attack at its Escravos terminal, a company source said on Thursday. A militant group called the Niger Delta Avengers, which has told oil firms to leave the Delta before the end of May, said late... Read more
Nigeria’s oil industry unions, which staged a strike this month, are pressing the government to prevent oil majors hit by a slump in crude prices from laying off staff, the oil minister said on Wednesday. The two major unions NUPENG and PENGASSAN held a brief strike two weeks ago... Read more
Nigeria’s state oil company failed to remit 4.9 trillion naira ($25 billion) to the public purse between January 2011 and December 2015, the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) said on Tuesday. It is the latest announcement on the issue of remittance by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation... Read more
The Kenyan and Ugandan presidents held talks on Monday about which route to choose for an oil export pipeline that Kenya wants to go through its territory rather than neighbouring Tanzania, but discussions did not reach any final deal. Land-locked Uganda, which like Kenya has oil fields it is... Read more
Kenya and Uganda’s presidents and oil company executives will meet on Monday to hold further discussions on a route for a pipeline to transport the two countries’ oil, the Kenyan president’s spokesman said on Sunday. Resolving the pipeline route is crucial to helping oil companies involved in Uganda and... Read more
Seismic tests have confirmed presence of oil in Africa’s oldest wildlife reserve, Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo. Congolese government said on Friday that tests carried out by British Oil Company Soco gave “Positive” feedback on the presence of oil deposits. According to AFP, Minister of Hydrocarbons... Read more
Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy will launch bidding round in 2016 -The Ministry will not extend ExxonMobil Zafiro PSC license upon expiration -Sale of Hess assets to foreign bidders and Noble Energy Carla and Diega developments will not be approved by Government Following the success of its 2012... Read more
Tullow Oil Plc plans to make a Final Investment Decision (FID) on a new oilfield project in Uganda in early 2017, later than planned, Chief Executive Aidan Heavey said. Tullow, according to the earlier plans resolved to make FID on its oilfield in Uganda  by the end of 2016 following... Read more
(Reuters) – Carlos Candido has been fishing in Mozambican waters for three decades, unaware until recently of huge gas deposits beneath the ocean floor. Now the gas wealth is about to be released, Candido wishes it had never been found. Up the coast from where he lives in northern... Read more
(Reuters) – Ghana’s government said it will pay a Nigerian gas consortium $170 million it owes by February, apparently resolving a dispute that led the consortium to threaten to cut its supply. Ghana’s state power generating company, the Volta River Authority, will settle the debt to Nigeria’s N-Gas in... Read more