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FeaturedAngola’s New Leadership: What to Expect
The mega-producer gets a new president from the old ruling party. Investment reform may be in the pipeline.
August 15, 2017Kenya Election: What Now for Petroleum Bill, New Projects?
Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta wins Kenya’s general election.
July 19, 2017Private Investment in Power Transmission is ‘Urgent’
Africa’s transmission lines need a substantial boost to meet the needs of the power sector.
July 13, 2017China Makes Inroads into African Energy
China is playing a pivotal role in the rapid development of much-needed infrastructure in Africa.
July 5, 2017East Africa’s Petroleum Pioneer
The story of South Sudan’s petroleum industry is one of vast potential, held back by political upheaval and conflict over the past decades.
July 4, 2017FDI to Africa Declines on Low Oil Prices
Foreign Direct Investment to Africa declined by 3.5 percent in 2016, due in part to weak commodity prices.
June 21, 2017Africa Energy Series: South Sudan 2017
Africa Energy Series: South Sudan 2017 provides a complete overview on investing in the country's energy sectors.
June 20, 2017Consuming Less Energy, Exporting More Gas
BP statistics expose production, consumption and export trends over the last year.
May 22, 2017The True Value of Our Resources
Big Barrels, the new book by NJ Ayuk and João Marques, takes a look at African solutions for African resource challenges.
May 16, 2017Begin at the Middle
The oil price crash between 2014-2016 proved to be an exceptionally profitable time for traders.
May 15, 2017Equatorial Guinea OPEC Power Play Pays Off
Equatorial Guinea’s bid to join the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has received important validation as Saudi Arabia, the group’s largest and most influential member, has supported the African country’s membership. Last week, Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo made his first state visit to Saudi Arabia, meeting with King Salman bin Abdulaziz […]
May 2, 2017Fortuna FLNG Clears Path for FID
An agreement between the Equatorial Guinea government and the partners of the massive Fortuna FLNG project has paved the way for financial investment decision in mid-2017. The parties signed an umbrella agreement that establishes “the full legal and fiscal framework” for Fortuna, which is set to become Africa’s first deepwater FLNG project. The agreement confirms […]
May 1, 2017East African Oil Projects Need Infrastructure
Co-Founder and Director of Trinity Energy, Richard Raja, talks about the infrastructure needs in South Sudan
April 29, 2017Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity
As an African entrepreneur, NJ Ayuk has witnessed the transformative impact of the oil and gas industry on the continent. The founder and CEO of Centurion Law Group, he has seen it build countries and shape economies and societies. He has seen oil and gas as a powerful force for good in Africa. In his […]
April 24, 2017Total Talks in South Sudan Reach Impasse
Negotiations between the Government of South Sudan and a group of investors including French supermajor Total broke down last week when both sides could not reach an agreement to develop a prized piece of onshore oil and gas real estate. For several months, South Sudan had been trying to sign an exploration and production agreement […]
April 6, 2017Catalysts: Human development and Global Politics
AOP panelists speak on their catalysts for change in 2017
April 3, 2017Ghana power sector stumbles
A former leader in power works to fix a system under strain.
March 29, 2017Play by Play: Lake Turkana and Lake Victoria
The discovery of oil in the Kenyan side of Lake Turkana in 2012 dramatically shifted the area’s oil and gas profile.
March 23, 2017Play by Play: Lake Tanganyika and Lake Rukwa
Lake Tanganyika may be Tanzania's best bet for finding oil.
March 21, 2017S. Sudan, Eq. Guinea Enter Petroleum Partnership
Two established African producers agree to work together on petroleum matters.
March 16, 2017Catalysts: International Politics and Energy Access
AOP panelists Jude Kearney and Lloyd Manokore on their catalysts for change in 2017