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03/09/2015

African press review 3 September 2015

Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has called time on the politics of rhetoric, Nigeria increases oil exports projecting shipments of 63 million barrels by October and a Ugandan business school ...
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is set to spend four days in China
31/08/2015 - Sudan - China

Sudanese president on way to China for controversial business trip

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is making this week a rare long-distance “business trip”.
London Somalia Conference, May 2013.
06/08/2015

Somalia: Accusations from UN experts prompt corruption probe into British oil company

UN sanctions experts this week accused a British company of making large payments to Somalia’s oil ministry, saying it creates a serious conflict of interest.
25/07/2015

African press review 25 July 2015

Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, has received the country’s most famous son, US President Barack Obama. 'The prodigal son' has returned.

Smoke billows out of the LyondellBasell plant on Tuesday morning
14/07/2015 - FRANCE

France opens inquiry into fuel plant fires amid arson fears

French prosecutors have opened an inquiry into fires, which may have been started deliberately, at a petrochemical plant in the south of the country.
One of the fires at the petrochemical facility owned by American firm LyondellBasell at the refineries around the Etang de Berre, near Marseille,
14/07/2015 - FRANCE

French chemical plant blaze may have been deliberate

French investigators believe two fires that closed a chemical plant in the south of the country on Tuesday may have been started deliberately.
French President François Hollande arrives in Luanda, 2 July 2015
03/07/2015 - ANGOLA - FRANCE

Hollande praises Angola's stability on business-centred visit

French President François Hollande praised Angola as a force for stability in Africa during a visit to the oil-rich country on Friday.
Total's oil exploration in Western Sahara illegal, says Sahrawis
09/06/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

Total's oil exploration in Western Sahara illegal, says Sahrawis

In the Western Sahara, Total, the French oil and petroleum company, have returned to the occupied territory of the Western Sahara to look for oil through contracts signed with the Moroccan ...
Sudan President Omar al Bashir voting in Khartoum in April
03/06/2015 - Sudan

Sudanese president Bashir sworn in, promising change, raising doubts

Analysts doubt that Omar al-Bashir who was sworn in for a new presidential term on Tuesday will steer Sudan in a radical new direction.
Journalist Rafael Marques was sentenced in connection with "Blood Diamonds" book
29/05/2015 - Angola

Suspended jail sentence bolsters Angolan journalist's determination to carry on

A court in Angola has sentenced an award-winning Angolan journalist to a six-month suspended prison term.
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