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France Tries EG Leader's Son in Absentia in Corruption Case
Equatorial Guinea >> 1/2/2017 - The son of Equatorial Guinea's president was put on trial in his absence in France, accused of buying palatial Parisian properties and exotic cars with money plundered from his native country, a small...
Equatorial Guinea's VP Obiang on Trial in France
Equatorial Guinea >> 1/2/2017 - Equatorial Guinea's flamboyant vice-president has gone trial in absentia in France on charges of corruption after he failed to stop the landmark case. Teodorin Obiang Nguema is accused of buying a man...
Gambia's President-Elect Says Loser Jammeh Cannot Reject Polls
Gambia >> 12/11/2016 - Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow said that outgoing leader Yahya Jammeh had no authority to reject the results of the Dec. 1 election, while the United Nations and African Union piled pressure on...
Opposition Leader Akufo-Addo Wins Presidential Election
Ghana >> 12/9/2016 - Opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo won Ghana's national election, becoming president elect at the third attempt and cementing the country's reputation as a standard bearer of democracy in a region that...
Gambia President Jammeh Rejects Election’s Outcome
Gambia >> 12/9/2016 - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh said he rejects the outcome of last week's election that he lost to opposition leader Adama Barrow and called for fresh elections. The announcement made on state televis...
Nigeria Oil Sales Should be Centralised in Sector Overhaul
Nigeria >> 12/7/2016 - Nigeria's oil sales should remain the sole responsibility of one company rather than be split between two agencies as a draft of the country's long-awaited petroleum bill proposes, the head of state o...
Panoro Energy Updates OML 113 Arbitration Proceedings
Nigeria >> 12/6/2016 - Panoro Energy ASA (Panoro) provides an update on the OML 113 dispute with its joint venture partners. The Company, through its fully owned subsidiary, Pan Petroleum Aje Limited (PPAL), holds 6.502% pa...
Panoro Energy ASA Updates OML 113
Nigeria >> 12/5/2016 - Panoro Energy ASA (Panoro) is in disagreement with its joint venture partners in OML 113 in Nigeria regarding a cash call default notice. Panoro has initiated legal proceedings and intends to initiate...
Panoro Energy Announces Corporate Update
Nigeria >> 12/2/2016 - Panoro Energy ASA (Panoro) is currently in disagreement with its Joint-Venture Partners in OML 113 in Nigeria and intends to initiate arbitration and legal proceedings to protect its interests. The Co...
Angola's Dos Santos Not up for Re-Election in 2017
Angola >> 12/2/2016 - Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has been in power since 1979, will not stand for re-election at national polls due to be held next year, a ruling party document showed. Joao Lourenco, t...
How does General Data Protection Regulation Impact US Banks?
How does General Data Protection Regulation Impact US Banks? United States >> 11/16/2016 - Beginning May 25, 2018, the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (“EEA”) will enforce the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) as part of a comprehensive scheme to regulate the c...
Senate Seeks Near Completion of Oil Bill Essentials by Year-End
Nigeria >> 11/3/2016 - Nigeria's Senate will nearly complete work by year end on two major areas of long-delayed legislation to tackle problems in managing the nation's oil wealth, Senate President Bukola Saraki said. The P...
Nigeria Makes Progress on Long-Delayed Plan to Share Oil Wealth
Nigeria >> 11/3/2016 - Nigeria's Senate has moved forward a first piece of much-delayed legislation to tackle long-standing problems in managing the nation's oil wealth, aiming to agree details for full consideration in jus...
José Eduardo dos Santos Faces Court Inquiry
Angola >> 10/26/2016 - Angola's Supreme Court has asked President José Eduardo dos Santos to respond to an inquiry on why he appointed his daughter as head of the state oil firm, according to court documents seen by Reuters...
Gambia to Follow South Africa in ICC Exit
Gambia >> 10/26/2016 - The government of Gambia said it was withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, accusing the world body of ignoring the "war crimes" of Western nations and seeking only to prosecute Africans. ...
Nigerian Parliament Move to Review NLNG Act Could Hit Investment
Nigeria >> 10/13/2016 - Nigerian lawmakers are looking to amend the 1989 law that set up the Nigeria LNG (NLNG) partnership, potentially putting billions of dollars of investment at risk, its chief executive said. NLNG, ofte...
SacOil Settles OPL 233 Legal Dispute with Nigdel
Nigeria >> 10/11/2016 - SacOil, a South African based independent African oil and gas company, announces the following update with regards to the legal dispute with Nigdel United Oil Company Ltd (Nigdel) relating to the Comp...
South Sudan President Fires Ministers Allied to Rival Machar
South Sudan >> 8/3/2016 - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir fired six ministers allied to his long-time rival Riek Machar, widening a political rift in the world's newest nation and drawing threats of more fighting. Kiir fill...
Machar Says his Replacement with Taban Deng Illegal
South Sudan >> 7/27/2016 - South Sudanese former First Vice President, Riek Machar, has said his replacement with his ex-official, Taban Deng Gai, is “illegal” and reaffirmed his call for a third party force to be deployed in t...
Cote d’Ivoire to Hold Referendum on New Constitution
Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire) >> 7/22/2016 - Ivory Coast's parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of holding a referendum on a new constitution that would among other measures remove a controversial nationality clause that contributed to year...

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