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Kenya, Ethiopia sign oil pipeline deal

  By AGGREY MUTAMBO Kenya and Ethiopia on Thursday signed a new deal on construction of an oil pipeline. President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopia Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn signed the agreement on the proposed pipeline that would run from Lamu to Addis Ababa. The deal means that the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) project launched […]

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Sudan Threatens to Close Border with South Sudan Again

Sudan – South Sudan map Reuters March 17, 2016 10:20 AM KHARTOUM—Sudan will close its recently reopened border with South Sudan once again if that country persists in its support for armed rebel groups, presidential aide Ibrahim Mahmoud said on Thursday. Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir ordered the opening of his country’s border with South […]

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Putin and his Oligarchs in Africa: The Scramble for Economic and Military Leverage

by Gregory Alonso Pirio and Robert Pittelli Africa is increasingly becoming a target of Russia’s renewed international assertiveness; its economic and military forays into Africa are often overshadowed, however, by Russian aggression in the Ukraine including the annexation of Crimea and its military backing of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The quieter but dramatic Russian engagement […]

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Scores killed in South Sudan fuel tanker explosion

  Around 100 people have died in South Sudan when a truck carrying petrol exploded, officials have told Al Jazeera. The blast on Thursday in Maridi town is believed to have happened when a crowd gathered to collect fuel from an oil truck that had veered off the road. The truck exploded, leaving scores dead […]

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S. Sudanese rebels claim over 40,000 people fled Unity state

  September 16, 2015 (KAMPALA) – At least 44,000 people have crossed the River Nile from South Sudan’s oil-rich Unity state into neighbouring territories, a rebel official said. Speaking to Sudan Tribune via satellite phone Wednesday, the rebel-appointed deputy governor of Phow state in Unity state, Johnson Kuol said those fleeing crossed the Nile from […]

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Ethiopia: Chinese Company to Produce 40 Billion Gallon Gas

  A Chinese company engaged in natural oil gas exploration with a capital of five billion USD in Ethiopia is expected to produce 40 billion gallon gas after three years. President Dr Mulatu Teshome held talks with Chinese Poly Technology Company Vice President Huang Geming at the National Palace yesterday. President Mulatu said the relationship […]

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Sudan announces new partnership with China in oil, gas fields

KHARTOUM, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) — Sudan on Tuesday announced a new partnership with China to enter into new oil exploration projects and natural gas production at fields in eastern, central and western Sudan, official SUNA news agency reported. “China has agreed to enter into new oil exploration projects and expand its oil operations in the […]

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Uganda hands Kenya tough deadlines on oil pipeline

Workers on a Kenya Pipeline Company extension project. Uganda is playing tough on the crude oil pipeline, with fresh demands that Kenya must first meet its pre-conditions before construction begins. PHOTO/FILE In Summary As the announcement was made in Uganda last month, Uganda’s Energy minister Irene Muloni noted that Kenya contested some of the conditions set […]

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Kenya, Uganda Agree on Route for Oil Pipeline

Kenya and Uganda have agreed on the route of a planned pipeline that would carry crude from Ugandan oilfields to the Kenyan coast. The pipeline, when built, will run for about 1,500 kilometers from Uganda’s Hoima district through the Lokichar basin in northern Kenya and to the Kenyan coastal town of Lamu. The East African […]

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Somalia corruption probe: minister asked Lord Howard for funding

From the Financial Times Katrina Manson and Tom Burgis in London A Somali minister wrote to Michael Howard last year requesting “financial support” from the UK oil company which is chaired by the former Conservative party leader and whose payments to Somali officials are now at the centre of a fraud squad investigation. The letter, […]

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