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The Angolan capital, Luanda
14/04/2014 - France - Angola

Total to invest in Angola's ultra-deep Kaombo oilfield

French oil giant Total is to invest in Angola's Kaombo project after finding ways to cut costs of extracting ultra-deep offshore oil by a fifth, the firm announced on Monday.

US Navy Seals take control of rogue Libya oil ship
18/03/2014 - African news explained

US Navy Seals take control of rogue Libya oil ship

US Navy Seals have boarded and taken control of an oil tanker that had loaded crude at a Libyan port held by militias in the east of the country and escaped to sea.

Saudis, Bahrain, UAE withdaw Qatar ambassadors
07/03/2014 - World news explained

Saudis, Bahrain, UAE withdaw Qatar ambassadors

Three Gulf monarchies recalled their ambassadors from Qatar in an unprecedented escalation of tension with fellow-members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

East Timor sues Autralia over an oil and gas treaty
21/01/2014 - World news explained

East Timor sues Autralia over an oil and gas treaty

Australia has been brought to the International Court of Justice in The Hague, in The Netherlands by its neighbour, East Timor after accusing it of raiding the offices of a lawyer representing the ...

20/01/2014

French press review 20 January 2014

Could petrol be cheaper, Iranian nuclear deal comes to effect and Syrian peace talks open in Geneva, are all topics in today's French papers.

France's liquid gold? used cooking oil becomes big business
10/01/2014 - On-the-spot France

France's liquid gold? used cooking oil becomes big business

Used cooking oil - the stuff left over in the fryer after you make chips or samosas – is big business.

09/01/2014

African press review 09 January 2014

Egypt protests planned ahead, education budget in Kenya and the South Sudan peace talks are all topics in today's African papers.

Greenpeace members protest at the detention of the 30 activists and journalists
08/11/2013 - France

Greenpeace calls on Total, BNP-Paribas to condemn activists' detention

Greenpeace has asked six French companies with ties to Russia to protest at the detention of 30 activists held on piracy charges.

A Greenpeace activist hangs from the Eiffel Tower in a stunt in solidarity with the 30 jailed in Russia
31/10/2013 - France - Russia

Greenpeace calls on Ayrault to press Russia for jailed activists' release

Greenpeace has appealed to French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault to press for the release of 30 of its members, one of them French, jailed in Russia during a two-day visit to the country that started Thursday.

28/10/2013

African press review 28 October 2013

Uhuru defends Kenya's security forces and heads for Rwanda. An oil company pulls out because of local protests.

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