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Climate crisis: Red Cross report calls for immediate action to protect communities in Africa

Climate crisis: Red Cross report calls for immediate action to protect communities in AfricaGuided by the findings of his World Disasters Report, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is embarking on an ambitious strategic direction to end hunger by 2030 in Africa, while mitigating climate change. One of the flagship climate adaptation actions is the planting of five billion trees by the end of the decade. The World Disasters Report 2020, “Come Heat or High Water: Tackling the Humanitarian Impacts of the Climate Crisis Together” presents analyzes and recommendations designed to help local and national governments, as well as donors and civil society organizations, take action. emergency measures to protect communities at risk from the current and future impacts of climate change. The Commissioner for Rural Agricultural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment (ARBE), for the African Union Commission, HE Amb. Josefa Sacko, said: “The World Disaster Report 2020 comes at a time when all of humanity faces […]

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The President of the Commission of the African Union receives the credentials of HE Mr. Mahamat Ali Hassan, new Ambassador of the Republic of Chad to the African Union

Climate crisis: Red Cross report calls for immediate action to protect communities in AfricaThe Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), HE Moussa Faki Mahamat, on March 11, 2021, received the credentials of HE Mr. Mahamat Ali Hassan, the new Ambassador of the Republic of Chad to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to of the African Union. The hearing took place at the headquarters of the AU Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The AUC President and the Ambassador exchanged views on the AU agenda and its priority objectives, including: peace and security, regional integration, AU reforms and the theme of the year 2021 on “ art, culture and heritage ”. The issues of peace and security on the continent, security threats in the Lake Chad region and in East and West Africa, and more recently in southern Africa, have caught the attention of the two officials. They also discussed regional integration with particular emphasis on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), […]

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The Chairperson of the African Union Commission receives credentials from HE MS. Jainaba Jagne, Ambassador of The Gambia to the African Union

Climate crisis: Red Cross report calls for immediate action to protect communities in AfricaThe President of the Commission of the African Union (AU) HE Moussa Faki Mahamat, received on March 11, 2021, the credentials of HE Ms. Jainaba Jagne, new Ambassador of the Republic of The Gambia and Permanent Representative to the Union Africa, to the AU Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa. The president and Amb. Jagne exchanged views on the AU’s agenda for the achievement of institutional objectives, focusing on priority areas such as peace and security, regional integration, AU reforms and the theme of the year “Art, culture and heritage”. The two officials also discussed issues relating to elections on the continent and the importance of the upcoming elections in The Gambia. HE Amb Jagne recalled and expressed his gratitude for the key role played by the continental organization in the peaceful resolution of the crisis that arose during the last elections in his country. The Ambassador also reiterated her country’s […]

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OPEC congratulates Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on his 2020 African Energy Personality of the Year award

OPEC congratulates Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on his 2020 African Energy Personality of the Year awardThe Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, on behalf of his organization and its members, addressed a congratulatory message to the President of the Republic of Mozambique, His Excellency Filipe Jacinto Nyusi during of his appointment as “African Energy Personality of the Year 2020”. The award represents recognition by the energy industry for several years of hard work, which resulted in the launch of multi-billion dollar gas projects in Mozambique, at a time when the industry was going through a global crisis. “It is impressive, heartwarming but not surprising that HE Barkindo is making Mozambique an important part of OPEC’s efforts to reach beyond its core member states,” said NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the African Chamber of the energy. “HE Barkindo knows firsthand the possibilities that energy can bring to Mozambique and his message to his brother, comrade and friend President […]

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The Republic of Zimbabwe signs the Treaty establishing the African Medicines Agency (AMA)

The Republic of Zimbabwe signs the Treaty establishing the African Medicines Agency (AMA)The Republic of Zimbabwe becomes the nineteenth (19e) An African Union (AU) member state will sign the Treaty Establishing the African Medicines Agency (AMA) on March 16, 2021, at the AU Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The AMA Treaty was adopted by Heads of State and Government during their 32nd Ordinary session of the Assembly on February 11, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Speaking at the official signing of the Treaty, HE Amira Elfadil Mohammed, Commissioner for Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development, African Union Commission, who received the Zimbabwe delegation, underlined the importance of the establishment of AMA in order to improve the production and harmonization of pharmaceuticals on the continent. She noted that the impending COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity to accelerate the establishment of AMA and it is a top priority for the Commission to bridge the gap in the pharmaceutical industries. Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and […]

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Coronavirus – Somalia: Historic moment for Somalia with the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines via the COVAX center

Coronavirus – Somalia: Historic moment for Somalia with the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines via the COVAX centerOn the morning of March 15, 2021, a hot sun shone on a plane landing at Adden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu. One year after the official confirmation of the first case of COVID-19 in Somalia, on March 16, 2020, the country received part of the 300,000 doses of Oxford-Astra Zeneca vaccine from the COVAX facility, which will be deployed in the capital. This shipment is the first in a long series and will be used to protect frontline workers in all states of Somalia, including frontline health workers, the elderly and people with chronic health conditions. Somali Federal Minister of Health and Social Services HE Dr Fawziya Abikar Nur and his team received the vaccines. The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia James Swan, the Special Representative of the Under-Secretary-General for Somalia Adam Abdelmoula, and representatives and technical teams from the World Health Organization (WHO), the […]

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the National Coordinating Committee to Combat Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM & TIP) organize the first training of the staff of the only shelter for victims of trafficking in Egypt

Coronavirus – Somalia: Historic moment for Somalia with the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines via the COVAX centerout of 28e February to 2nd March 2021, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) mission to the Arab Republic of Egypt provided training to 16 staff at the only government shelter for victims of trafficking (VoT) in Egypt – one of the shared priorities for improving the protection framework for VoTs. The training was organized within the framework of the project “Strengthening the sphere of protection of victims of trafficking and vulnerable migrants in Egypt while preventing irregular migration and human trafficking” (SPHERE ll), which aims to broaden and strengthen the scope of protection and assistance to victims of trafficking and vulnerable migrants at risk of exploitation in Egypt through a rights-based approach, supported by the Danish Government. The training was developed and delivered by IOM and various government stakeholders such as the Ministry of Social Solidarity, the Office of the Attorney General, the National Council for Childhood and Maternity […]

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Transfer between the former Commissioner for Political Affairs and the new Commissioner of the new Department of Political Affairs and Peace and Security

Véron Mosengo-Omba appointed secretary general of CAFFollowing the decision of the Heads of State of the African Union within the framework of the institutional reforms of the African Union to create a new joint department of political affairs, peace and security, the outgoing commissioner for political affairs, HE Cessouma Minata Samate today proceeded to the official handing over of the programs for the Department of Political Affairs to HE Amb. Bankole ADEOYE, Commissioner of the New Joint Department at AUC Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. HE Cessouma Minata Samate handed over important strategic documents governing the work of the Department of Political Affairs, such as guidelines for electoral missions and treaties, among other documents. Commissioner Cessouma Minata Samate congratulated the newly elected Commissioner, Amb. Bankole. She stressed the importance of elections, human rights issues as well as transitional justice and good service delivery, among others. Commissioner Samate expressed her readiness to assist and assist in the […]

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Official handover between outgoing and incoming AUC vice-presidents

Official handover between outgoing and incoming AUC vice-presidentsThe official presentation ceremony of the end of mandate report of the outgoing Vice-President of the African Union Commission, HE Mr. Kwesi Quartey to the new Vice-President, HE Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, took place today, March 12, 2021, at Headquarters of the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ceremony took place in the presence of HE Moussa Faki Mahamat, President of the AU Commission, and the commissioners. President Moussa Faki Mahamat, in his remarks, thanked outgoing Vice-President Amb. Kwesi Quartey for the commendable work accomplished during his tenure. He underlined his commitment to serve the AU Commission with loyalty as Vice-President and concluded by urging everyone to do their best to achieve inclusive and sustainable economic growth and development enshrined in Agenda 2063. . The outgoing Vice-President of the African Union Commission, HE Amb. Kwesi Quartey expressed her gratitude to the distinguished ladies, who continue to break the […]

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Official handover between outgoing and incoming AUC vice-presidents

Official handover between outgoing and incoming AUC vice-presidentsThe official presentation ceremony of the end of mandate report of the outgoing Vice-President of the African Union Commission, HE Mr. Kwesi Quartey to the new Vice-President, HE Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, took place today, March 12, 2021, at Headquarters of the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ceremony took place in the presence of HE Moussa Faki Mahamat, President of the AU Commission, and the commissioners. President Moussa Faki Mahamat, in his remarks, thanked outgoing Vice-President Amb. Kwesi Quartey for the commendable work accomplished during his tenure. He underlined his commitment to serve the AU Commission with loyalty as Vice-President and concluded by urging everyone to do their best to achieve inclusive and sustainable economic growth and development enshrined in Agenda 2063. . The outgoing Vice-President of the African Union Commission, HE Amb. Kwesi Quartey expressed her gratitude to the distinguished ladies, who continue to break the […]

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Official handover between outgoing and incoming AUC vice-presidents

Official handover between outgoing and incoming AUC vice-presidentsThe official presentation ceremony of the end of mandate report of the outgoing Vice-President of the African Union Commission, HE Mr. Kwesi Quartey to the new Vice-President, HE Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, took place today, March 12, 2021, at Headquarters of the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ceremony took place in the presence of HE Moussa Faki Mahamat, President of the AU Commission, and the commissioners. President Moussa Faki Mahamat, in his remarks, thanked outgoing Vice-President Amb. Kwesi Quartey for the commendable work accomplished during his tenure. He underlined his commitment to serve the AU Commission with loyalty as Vice-President and concluded by urging everyone to do their best to achieve inclusive and sustainable economic growth and development enshrined in Agenda 2063. . The outgoing Vice-President of the African Union Commission, HE Amb. Kwesi Quartey expressed her gratitude to the distinguished ladies, who continue to break the […]

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Coronavirus – Gambia: His Excellency President Adama Barrow receives his first injection of the vaccine delivered by the COVAX facility, and says it is “safe and effective”

Coronavirus – Namibia: COVID-19 update March 11, 2021The President of the Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency (SE) Adama Barrow was the first to take the COVID-19 vaccine, launching the COVAX vaccination rollout at the Banjul Statehouse on March 10, 2021. This follows the arrival of 36,000 doses of Oxford Astra-Zeneca vaccine as part of the COVAX facility, which aims to make vaccines available to low- and middle-income countries. Adama Barrow was broadcast live while being vaccinated. The government aims to inform its population that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in the fight against COVID-19. The President addressed the safety concerns of the COVID-19 vaccine. HE Adama Barrow said: “So it is a relief that suitable vaccines have been discovered, tested and approved by reliable experts. I’m sure we all wish vaccines were discovered earlier to save more lives, ” the president said. The President expressed his gratitude to the COVAX facility. “Fortunately, The Gambia received […]

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Statement by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, HE Moussa Faki Mahamat, on the meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia

Senior U.S. Trade Official Discusses Commerce and Entrepreneurship with U.S. and Ethiopian Businesswomen and Fosters Prosperity Through Mutually Beneficial Business EngagementThe Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, met today, March 11, 202, Ato Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, to discuss the modalities of engagement of the African Commission of Man and Peoples (ACHPR) within the framework of the investigation into the alleged violations of human rights in the region of Tigray in Ethiopia. The principle of the investigation was proposed by HE Dr Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, during a summit meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council held on March 9, 2021. The Chairperson of the Commission welcomed the willingness of the Government of Ethiopia to cooperate with the African Union Treaty Body. The President expressed his gratitude to the Government of Ethiopia for its openness to engage with the African Union and expressed confidence that the ACHPR will carry out this […]

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The African Union unanimously endorsed the candidate for the post of Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) meets with resident heads of mission

The African Union unanimously endorsed the candidate for the post of Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) meets with resident heads of missionThe African Union Commission held a briefing on the endorsement of HE Dr Arkebe Oqubay, Africa’s sole candidate for the post of Director General of UNIDO. The Commission invited the Heads of Mission resident in Addis Ababa to inform that the 38th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union, held on 3-4 February 2021, unanimously approved the candidacy of Dr Arkebe Oqubay in as the only African candidate for the post of Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). During the event, HE Albert Muchanga, Commissioner of the Department of Economic Affairs and Trade, Industry and Mines at the African Union Commission, noted that UNIDO should be headed by a competent Director General and expressed confidence in the world-class caliber of Dr Arkebe who has practical experience in formulating and implementing industrial policies and proven leadership capacities to ensure equitable and sustainable global industrialization in […]

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Coronavirus – Djibouti: The first quantity of COVID-19 vaccines arrives in Djibouti

Coronavirus – Djibouti: The first quantity of COVID-19 vaccines arrives in DjiboutiDjibouti is the second country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to receive COVID-19 vaccines following the arrival of a first shipment of AstraZeneca / Serum Institute of India (SII) vaccine to the international airport of Djibouti. The vaccines were delivered with the support of UNICEF through COVAX, a coalition co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) that ensures a fair and equitable distribution of COVID-19. vaccines to countries regardless of their income. The delivery follows the arrival of a quantity of syringes, part of a global stockpile funded and supported by Gavi, which UNICEF delivered on behalf of the COVAX Facility last Saturday 27e February 2021. WHO worked with national authorities to put in place a vaccination strategy that includes training of vaccinators, ensuring vaccine safety and monitoring for adverse reactions. This first shipment […]

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Energy industry congratulates President Nyusi of Mozambique and supports oil and power capacity building initiatives in Africa

Energy industry congratulates President Nyusi of Mozambique and supports oil and power capacity building initiatives in AfricaThe African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) congratulates HE President Nyusi on receiving the Africa Oil & Power “Person of the Year” award for 2020, which will be presented on March 8; President Nyusi has demonstrated admirable long-term thinking, a commitment to local content and a political will to empower the private sector; Online technical workshops organized by Africa Oil & Power will promote capacity building and transfer of local knowledge. The African Energy Chamber would like to congratulate His Excellency Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique, on accepting the Africa Oil & Power “ Person of the Year ” award for 2020, which will be presented on March 8 in Maputo. The House supports the President and his administration in their efforts to bring real change to Mozambique by building an inclusive and sustainable energy sector that generates benefits for all. Africa Oil & Power will hold a […]

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West African ministers of health in the joint fight against Ebola

West African ministers of health in the joint fight against EbolaHealth ministers from Guinea – which is battling a new Ebola outbreak – and neighboring countries have agreed on a unified front to tackle the virus which reappeared about three weeks ago. The meeting was opened by His Excellency the Prime Minister of Guinea, Dr Ibrahima Kassory Fofana, in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, on March 2. Ministers and government representatives from Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone participated in the inter-ministerial meeting. “If in 2014 Guinea and the neighboring countries were victims of Ebola, this time Guinea and the region are resolutely confronted with Ebola”, declared HE the Prime Minister. The ministers agreed in a final declaration to put in place a coordination mechanism, to improve cross-border collaboration, including working with communities, to support efforts to contain the virus. They also agreed to facilitate the regulation of imports of vaccines and drugs and to promote effective […]

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Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: Chinese Ambassador Hu Zhangliang presents COVID-19 vaccines to President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio

Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: Chinese Ambassador Hu Zhangliang presents COVID-19 vaccines to President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada BioChinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone HE Hu Zhangliang presented 200,000 doses of SinoPharm COVID-19 vaccine to His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio on behalf of the President and the People’s Republic of China. The donated items, which arrived in the country on Thursday, February 25, 2021, also included 201,600 pieces of disposable needles and syringes. In his statement before the symbolic Coronavirus handover ceremony. He further expressed his gratitude to President Bio for receiving the donation on behalf of his government and thanked Foreign Minister Nabeela Tunis, the National COVID-19 Emergency Response Center and all who helped. during childbirth. After receiving the donation, President Bio expressed his gratitude to the Chinese Government, pointing out that China has continuously helped Sierra Leone whenever the small West African nation needs help. He said, “A friend in need is a friend indeed,” adding that Sierra Leone was grateful for the great show […]

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Coronavirus – Africa: First doses of COVID-19 COVAX vaccine administered in Africa

Coronavirus – Africa: First doses of COVID-19 COVAX vaccine administered in AfricaToday, the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana launched COVID-19 vaccination campaigns aimed at protecting healthcare workers; This week’s first vaccinations come with an additional 11 million doses of COVAX expected to be given over the next seven days; The release of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine allocation to 142 of the participating COVAX economies, due for delivery by the end of May, is expected tomorrow. As the global deployment of COVAX vaccines accelerates, the first COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa using doses of COVAX began today in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. These campaigns are among the first to use the doses provided by Gavi COVAX Advanced Market Commitment (AMC) of the COVAX facility. AMC is the COVAX Facility’s mechanism for providing donor-funded vaccines to low-income countries. Campaigns in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire follow deliveries to both countries last week, with Ghana receiving 600,000 doses on February 24 and Cote […]

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Coronavirus – Africa: First doses of COVID-19 COVAX vaccine administered in Africa

Coronavirus – Africa: First doses of COVID-19 COVAX vaccine administered in AfricaToday, the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana launched COVID-19 vaccination campaigns aimed at protecting healthcare workers; This week’s first vaccinations come with an additional 11 million doses of COVAX expected to be given over the next seven days; The release of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine allocation to 142 of the participating COVAX economies, due for delivery by the end of May, is expected tomorrow. As the global deployment of COVAX vaccines accelerates, the first COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa using doses of COVAX began today in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. These campaigns are among the first to use the doses provided by Gavi COVAX Advanced Market Commitment (AMC) of the COVAX facility. AMC is the COVAX Facility’s mechanism for providing donor-funded vaccines to low-income countries. Campaigns in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire follow deliveries to both countries last week, with Ghana receiving 600,000 doses on February 24 and Cote […]

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Coronavirus – Africa: First doses of COVID-19 COVAX vaccine administered in Africa

Coronavirus – Africa: First doses of COVID-19 COVAX vaccine administered in AfricaToday, the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana launched COVID-19 vaccination campaigns aimed at protecting healthcare workers; This week’s first vaccinations come with an additional 11 million doses of COVAX expected to be given over the next seven days; The release of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine allocation to 142 of the participating COVAX economies, due for delivery by the end of May, is expected tomorrow. As the global deployment of COVAX vaccines accelerates, the first COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa using doses of COVAX began today in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. These campaigns are among the first to use the doses provided by Gavi COVAX Advanced Market Commitment (AMC) of the COVAX facility. AMC is the COVAX Facility’s mechanism for providing donor-funded vaccines to low-income countries. Campaigns in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire follow deliveries to both countries last week, with Ghana receiving 600,000 doses on February 24 and Cote […]

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Coronavirus – Africa: First doses of COVID-19 COVAX vaccine administered in Africa

Coronavirus – Africa: First doses of COVID-19 COVAX vaccine administered in AfricaToday, the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana launched COVID-19 vaccination campaigns aimed at protecting healthcare workers; This week’s first vaccinations come with an additional 11 million doses of COVAX expected to be given over the next seven days; The release of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine allocation to 142 of the participating COVAX economies, due for delivery by the end of May, is expected tomorrow. As the global deployment of COVAX vaccines accelerates, the first COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa using doses of COVAX began today in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. These campaigns are among the first to use the doses provided by Gavi COVAX Advanced Market Commitment (AMC) of the COVAX facility. AMC is the COVAX Facility’s mechanism for providing donor-funded vaccines to low-income countries. Campaigns in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire follow deliveries to both countries last week, with Ghana receiving 600,000 doses on February 24 and Cote […]

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Equatorial Guinea leads regional gas monetization through Alen Backfill project

Equatorial Guinea leads regional gas monetization through Alen Backfill projectThe Alen gas monetization backfill project represents the first phase of the master plan for the gas mega hub in Equatorial Guinea; Launched by the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons in May 2018, the Gas Mega Hub aims to aggregate gas from upstream producers to deliver it to the onshore industry; Equatorial Guinea is currently in talks with Cameroon and Nigeria to facilitate additional cross-border links. The Alen gas monetization backfill project represents the first phase of the strategic vision to transform Equatorial Guinea into a mega gas hub through the development of several offshore gas hubs and the monetization of neighboring gas reserves. By aggregating gas from upstream producers and delivering it to the onshore industry, the Mega Hub aims to create new efficiencies and guarantee the regular production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Equatorial Guinea, as well as reduce the dependence on single producers upstream. The Alen […]

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Angola’s 65-year oil history has been good for Angola despite some challenges (by Andres Vega)

Angola’s 65-year oil history has been good for Angola despite some challenges (by Andres Vega)By Andres Vega, International Partner at Centurion Law Group. Angolan lawmakers last week approved the revision of current legislation, allowing pre-exploration studies for oil and gas to be carried out in some areas previously designated as nature reserves. The government stressed, however, that this law in no way constitutes a relaxation of the strict environmental provisions required for oil exploration in Angola which already exist. According to HE Diamantino Pedro Azevedo, Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum, less than 3% of areas previously designated as protected are likely to be affected by this provision. Angola’s constitution and applicable presidential decrees all require that oil and gas exploration be carried out only in an environmentally sound manner. The proposed new law won a majority of over 70% in the Angolan parliament. The passage of the new law by such a strong majority, despite previous concerns, is recognition of the role oil […]

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Angola’s 65-year oil history has been good for Angola despite some challenges (by Andres Vega)

Angola’s 65-year oil history has been good for Angola despite some challenges (by Andres Vega)By Andres Vega, International Partner at Centurion Law Group. Angolan lawmakers last week approved the revision of current legislation, allowing pre-exploration studies for oil and gas to be carried out in some areas previously designated as nature reserves. The government stressed, however, that this law in no way constitutes a relaxation of the strict environmental provisions required for oil exploration in Angola which already exist. According to HE Diamantino Pedro Azevedo, Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum, less than 3% of areas previously designated as protected are likely to be affected by this provision. Angola’s constitution and applicable presidential decrees all require that oil and gas exploration be carried out only in an environmentally sound manner. The proposed new law won a majority of over 70% in the Angolan parliament. The passage of the new law by such a strong majority, despite previous concerns, is recognition of the role oil […]

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