Senegal’s Oil Projects Devastated by Virus–President The ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been devastating for the oil and gas dreams of Senegal, the Macky Sall has finally admitted. As he puts it: “We have seen major oil companies who are no longer capable of meeting their commitments in production. They cannot raise the…

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Biden Presidency: Impact on Petroleum, Especially in Texas

    Biden Presidency: Impact on Petroleum, Especially in Texas Friday, June 12, 2020 Based on a survey of Texas Oil and Gas Association members, electing Democrat Joe Biden to the presidency this November would threaten their companies’ economic well-being. Based on a survey of Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA) members, electing Democrat Joe…

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AfDB Crisis: Dumb Africans Set Up a Bank, Then Gifted It to America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East

  AfDB Crisis: Dumb Africans Set Up a Bank, Then Gifted It to America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East May 31, 2020       A fresh angle emerged over the weekend about a possible loophole that exists in the voting power arrangement at the African Development Bank (AfDB) that could easily play regional shareholders…

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Rethinking ‘Victory’ in Counterinsurgency Operations in Nigeria

RETHINKING ‘VICTORY’ IN COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS IN NIGERIA by Okechukwu C. Iheduru, Ph.D.   Read here:  iheduru, RETHINKING VICTORY IN COUNTERINSURGENCY IN NIGERIA 2017   Abstract The popular notion of “victory” has continued to elude the Nigerian military in its counterinsurgency operations against the Boko Haram Islamist group for the past nine years. Nigeria’s military has so…

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What’s China’s ‘Responsible Cobalt Initiative’ and Why’s Daimler Joining?

  Daimler joins China’s Responsible Cobalt initiative German car-maker Daimler has joined the Responsible Cobalt Initiative, a program established under a Chinese industry body to tackle risks in the cobalt supply chain arising from artisanal mining. Cobalt consumers are under pressure to ensure the material they use is not tainted by child labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the source of about 60%…

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Angola Renews Reforms, to Privatize More Than 70 State-Owned Companies 

  Angola Renews Reforms, to Privatize More Than 70 State-Owned Companies Angola plans to privatize 74 state companies over the next few years, predominantly those in the industrial sector, according to the prospectus sent to investors as part of the country’s Eurobond issuance. Africa’s second-largest crude producer has been battered by a fall in the price…

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