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South Africa must prepare for oil and gas supply gap

By: Robyn Wilkinson     1st December 2017 South Africa needs to bridge the growing supply and demand gap in its oil and gas sector, says global research and consultancy group Wood Mackenzie research associate Jon Lawrence. 

Congo awards payments from Glencore mine to Kabila’s friend

By: Bloomberg     15th November 2016 The Democratic Republic of Congo’s State-owned copper producer signed over millions of dollars in future payments to an offshore company owned by billionaire Dan Gertler, according to advocacy group Global Witness. Congo’s Gecamines, which holds a 25% stake in the Kamoto project of Katanga Mining... 

Congo backs billionaire Gertler after Och-Ziff allegations

By: Bloomberg     5th October 2016 The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) defended Israeli-billionaire Dan Gertler’s business dealings in the mineral-rich country, five days after he was linked to a bribery investigation by US authorities. “For us an attack on him is an attack on the Congo,” Barnabe Kikaya Bin Karubi, President... 

Venezuela on slow, unsteady path to private-sector rapprochement

By: Simon Rees     6th August 2014 With violent antigovernment demonstrations petering out and many of his leading opponents now muzzled, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro might be forgiven for thinking his administration is now on firmer ground. However, the underlying causes for the disturbances and dissatisfaction remain: the... 

Australia oil output at 40-year low

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     7th March 2014 Australian oil output has slumped to its lowest annual production in more than 40 years, energy economics group EnergyQuest reported this week. In its latest report card, EnergyQuest noted that the country’s oil output in 2013 dropped by 18.6% compared with the previous year, to 71.9-million... 


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