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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...
Zambia Elections Body Halts Campaigning in Capital over Violence
Zambia >> 7/10/2016 - Zambia's electoral commission has suspended campaigning in two areas, including the capital Lusaka, due to escalating political violence before the Aug. 11 elections, it said. Police in Lusaka on Frid...
Swala Energy in Legal Dispute with Otto Energy
Tanzania >> 5/13/2016 - Swala Energy Limited has been served notice by lawyers acting on behalf of Otto Energy Limited (Otto) that Otto has commenced a legal action against the Company, Swala Oil and Gas (Tanzania) plc (SOGT...
Shell Receives Indictment Request in Nigeria Oilfield Dispute
Nigeria >> 2/14/2016 - Royal Dutch Shell said it received notice of a request for indictment related to a 2011 settlement of long-standing disputes over an offshore block in Nigeria (OPL 245). The tribunal of Milan has fixe...
Algerian Court Jails Six in Oil Firm Corruption Case
Algeria >> 2/3/2016 - An Algerian court jailed six people on in a corruption case involving state energy firm Sonatrach, including a former vice president and an ex-state bank chief, and it fined two local subsidaries for ...
Zambia Sets 2016 Election Date, Scraps Power Price Hike
Zambia >> 1/4/2016 - Zambia's new constitution set Aug. 11 as the date for five-yearly presidential and parliamentary elections, previously set by the president, lining up another close vote after last year's neck-and-nec...
Angolan Lawyers Appeal Ruling on President Naming Daughter Oil CEO
Angola >> 1/4/2016 - Angolan lawyers, who argue that President Jose Eduardo dos Santos' billionaire daughter was illegally appointed as the chief executive of the state oil company, have applied for their case to be heard...
Tanzania Presidency to Fix LNG Land Issues in Weeks
Tanzania >> 10/27/2015 - A government led by Tanzania's John Magufuli, if his election victory is confirmed, would within "a few weeks" remove impediments related to the site of a planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and...
Somali Government Rejects Proposed UN Moratorium on Oil Deals
Somalia >> 10/2/2015 - Somalia opposes a moratorium on oil deals that’s being discussed at the United Nations as a way of stabilizing one of the world’s most fragile states, Finance Minister Mohamed Adan said. ...
ALSF Catalysing Uganda’s Extractive Resource Sector
Uganda >> 9/30/2015 - The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) in the collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development and the Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum officially launched a five-day training...
Nigeria to Start Oil Reforms before New Industry Law
Nigeria >> 8/25/2015 - Nigeria will start reforming its oil industry using existing laws before it can pass a long-awaited Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), which will take a while to fine-tine, the new head of the state-oil c...
Tanzania Signs Hydrocarbon Law as His Term Winds Down
Tanzania >> 8/5/2015 - Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete signed into law on Tuesday legislation aimed at putting in place a legal and regulatory framework to govern its hydrocarbons industry, his press service said. ...
UN Monitors Accuse British Oil Firm of 'Payoffs' to Somali Officials
Somalia >> 8/4/2015 - U.N. sanctions experts have accused British company Soma Oil and Gas of making large payments to Somalia's oil ministry that created a "serious conflict of interest," some of which appeared to have be...
Soma Oil & Gas Hits out at Fraud Probe
Somalia >> 8/1/2015 - Soma Oil & Gas can confirm that it has been informed by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) that it is investigating an allegation that has been made against the Company. Soma Oil & Gas is confident that t...
Tanzanian Lawmakers Pass Disputed Petroleum Bill
Tanzania >> 7/5/2015 - Tanzania's parliament approved a legal and regulatory framework for developing its nascent hydrocarbons industry, after days of contentious debate. ...
African Energy Experts to Convene to Tackle the Latest Legal Issues in the Oil & Gas Industry
South Africa >> 2/25/2015 - The Africa Oil & Gas Legal Summit 2015 along with its Pre-Summit Masterclass will be held on February 24-26 at the Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa. This inaugural event wi...
Africa Oil & Gas Legal Summit Will be Held on February 24-26
South Africa >> 1/19/2015 - The Africa Oil & Gas Legal Summit 2015 along with its Pre-Summit Masterclass will be held on February 24-26 at the Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa. This inaugural e...

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