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Economic growth in Africa will exceed five per cent in 2015-16

 Despite weaker than expected global growth and stable or declining commodity prices, African economies continue to expand at a moderately rapid pace, with regional GDP growth projected to strengthen to 5.2 percent yearly in 2015-16 from 4.6 percent in 2014, according to a recent World Bank report. Significant public investment in infrastructure, increased agricultural production and expanding services in African retail, telecoms,.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 9th October 2014

Kenya ranks high in attracting foreign direct investment

 Kenya ranks among the leading Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) destinations in Africa, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Secretary General Mukhisa Kituyi has said. Dr Kituyi said Nigeria and Ethiopia complete the list of the most attractive investments destinations for foreign capital on the continent. Launching the World Investment Report 2014 in Nairobi, Dr Kituyi lauded the increasing FDI movement among African.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 8th October 2014

Wentworth Resources to earn $140 million in Tanzania s LNG project by 2019

 Wentworth Resources projects it will make $20 million for first full year and $140 million over first 5 years of production net of operating and on-going development costs according to the October 2014 presentation.   This is per Mnazi Bay Gas Sales Agreement terms where the initial volumes are expected to reach up to 80 mmscf/d from 4 existing wells with volumes increasing  to 130 mmscf/d with the development of 3 development.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 8th October 2014


 Cairn together with its joint venture partners announced that the FAN-1 exploration well, offshore Senegal, has discovered oil. The well, located in 1,427 metres (m) water depth and approximately 100 kilometres offshore in the Sangomar Deep block, has reached a Target Depth (TD) of 4,927 m and was targeting multiple stacked deepwater fans.   Preliminary analysis indicates: 29m of net oil bearing reservoir in Cretaceous.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 7th October 2014

Circle Oil announce Operating Update on Sebou Permit, onshore Morocco

 Circle Oil Plc (AIM: COP), the Middle East and North Africa focused oil and gas exploration, development and production company, announced the preliminary results of drilling of the well CGD-12 in the Sebou Permit, onshore Morocco.   The well is located within the western central area of the Sebou Permit, about 4 kilometres to the south of the main gas gathering station. The well was spud on 25 August and drilled to a TD of 1,232.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 7th October 2014

Shippers set to access West African Gas Pipeline

 The West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAGPCo) has opened its pipeline to be accessed by independent gas shippers to maximise the potential of the facility, which  has been underused over the years.   The pipeline can currently carry 170mscfd and has potential to carry additional volumes of up to 474 mscfd.   The WAGP’s present contractual volume is 132mscfd and WAPCo said on Monday that it was positioning itself.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th October 2014

India, China buy more Nigerian crude as oil loading schedule shows Nigerian exports to increase

The continued decline of United States’ imports of Nigerian crude oil in recent years has led to more Asian countries particularly India and China accommodating the backed-out barrels from Nigeria reports The Punch.   China, India, Japan and South Korea, Asia’s four largest oil consumers, have collectively bought around 42 per cent more Nigerian crude so far this year in comparison with 2013, according to an analysis of import.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 7th October 2014

Ford to introduce 25 new models in Africa expansion plan

According to the automaker’s president for MEA, Mr Jim Benintende, the region presents the final frontier for global growth in the auto industry. He added that the company is committed to offering products that will resonate with the expanded customer base. “Ford is bringing a full family of safe, high-quality, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive cars, trucks and SUVs to customers throughout the Middle East and Africa. [We are] putting.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th October 2014

CAMAC announces fivefold increase in recoverable prospective resources offshore Nigeria

 CAMAC Energy Inc. (“CAMAC Energy” or the “Company”) (NYSE MKT: CAK) has announced that an updated independent assessment of the Company’s prospective resources for four offshore Nigeria prospects located within Oil Mining Leases (“OMLs”) 120 and 121 by DeGolyer and MacNaughton (“D&M”) has increased the Company’s unrisked P50 recoverable resources from 537 million barrels of.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th October 2014

Mineral beneficiation, industrialisation key to development

 JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The key to the development of South Africa lay in mineral beneficiation and industrialisation in joint development with its regional neighbours, South Africa’s new Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nenetold the Centre for Education In Economics and Finance (CEEF).  Resource-endowed countries that had failed to move up the value chain had registered short bursts of growth, but never the kind of.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th October 2014

Massingir dam in Mozambique to be rehabilitated to improve safety

The National Directorate of Water (DNA) through the Regional Administration of Water South (ARA-Sul) has awarded a contract for the rehabilitation of the damaged bottom outlets and related works on the 48 metre high Massingir dam in the Gaza Province of Mozambique. Aurecon has been appointed to supervise the construction of these rehabilitation works. Following the raising of the full supply level of the dam by the installation of six large.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th October 2014

Construction of $31.8b Tanzania China Logistics Centre to start soon

Construction of $31.8b Tanzania China Logistics Centre in Kurasini is on the offing following the release of $0.6b to compensate residents where the project will be based. Speaking to journalists, Dr Abdallah Kigoda, the Minister for Industry and Trade said that the Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) has already received the money for the compensation. He said that the development was critical in relation to construction of $0.6b Tanzania.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th October 2014

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