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Total declares force majeure on Mozambique LNG projectArticle

In a serious blow to Mozambique's economic revitalisation hopes, Total has declared a force majeure and suspended its $20bn liquefied natural gas (LNG) project...

28 Apr 2021

Rovuma LNG project
LNG production in Mozambique and the political risk of Islamic militancyArticle

The Cabo Delgado province in the northernmost part of the long Mozambican seaboard is now home to Africa's three largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects...

Theo Neethling 30 Mar 2021

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How to address security threats to the mining industryArticle

In November 2019, local gunmen killed 37 employees of Canadian miner Semafo who were travelling to work at the Boungou mine in Burkina Faso, raising awareness of the dangers faced by mining majors operating in foreign countries...

JP Casey 20 Feb 2020

Journalist Nazli Ilicak is embraced after her release from prison in Istanbul in November 2019, after a court ordered her free on time served at a retrial. Two of her colleagues remain in prison on terrorism related charges, among the 47 journalists jailed in Turkey. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Huseyin Aldemir.
The world's worst jailers of journalistsArticle

The number of journalists imprisoned globally for their work in 2019 remains near record highs. China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt are world's worst jailers of journalists...

Elana Beiser 11 Dec 2019

Internally displaced people offload food, blankets, and other goods after fleeing militant attacks in Naunde, northern Mozambique, on June 13, 2018. A Mozambican journalist was arrested on January 5, 2019, and held in a military prison after photographing families who fled the militant attacks. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Joaquim Nhamirre.
Mozambican journalist arrested, held in military prisonArticle

Mozambique's military should immediately release Amade Abubacar, a community radio journalist...

10 Jan 2019

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Photo: ICC
No turn around on SA's decision to leave the ICCArticle

Justice Minister Michael Masutha dashed any hopes that SA was having a rethink on its decision to cut ties with the International Criminal Court (ICC)...

31 Aug 2018

Baba Alpha. Source: Mohamed Alpha.
CPJ calls on Niger to stop persecuting journalist Baba AlphaArticle

Authorities in Niger should reverse the expulsion of journalist Baba Alpha and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

10 Apr 2018

Shell, ENI accused of negligence over Nigeria oil spills
Shell, ENI accused of negligence over Nigeria oil spillsArticle

LAGOS - Nigeria was urged to re-open investigations into 89 oil spills in its southern delta region, after claims that Shell and ENI misreported the causes.

19 Mar 2018

Economic inequality lies behind growing calls for secession in Nigeria
Economic inequality lies behind growing calls for secession in NigeriaArticle

The rise of ethnic and religious nationalism in Nigeria in the last decade has led to such high levels of tension that it's prompted people to ask if it will survive as a country...

Omolade Adunbi 28 Sep 2017

The relationship between drought and famine: lessons from the Horn of Africa
The relationship between drought and famine: lessons from the Horn of AfricaArticle

Countries in the Horn of Africa - particularly Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya - are suffering from severe drought due to historically low rainfall and high temperatures...

Philippe Roudier 22 Sep 2017

The announcement is a remarkable turnaround for a news organisation that famously kept Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi up to date during her long years of house arrest under junta rule.
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BBC Burma pulls Myanmar TV deal over Rohingya 'censorship'Article

YANGON - The BBC's Burmese language service on Monday said it was pulling a broadcasting deal with a popular Myanmar television channel citing "censorship", with insiders saying the partners had clashed over coverage of the Muslim Rohingya minority...

4 Sep 2017

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Call for oil firms to move to troubled Niger fieldsArticle

The Nigerian government has called for major oil companies to move their offices to the Niger delta region, to stem unrest in the oil-rich area...

14 Mar 2017

Nigeria top African oil producer for 2016
Nigeria top African oil producer for 2016Article

Several factors have contributed to Nigeria overtaking Angola as the continent's biggest producer last year...

3 Mar 2017

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Riskmap 2017: a year of acute uncertainty for businessArticle

The high levels of complexity and uncertainty attached to the key political and security issues for the year, mean that boards will need to undertake comprehensive reviews of risk management…

13 Feb 2017

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Africa's economic prospects in 2017 - 10 countries to watchArticle

These are the top 10 African economies to watch in 2017 when evaluating Africa's economic prospects…

J. Peter Pham 18 Jan 2017

Nigeria, Morocco mull gas pipeline mega-project
Nigeria, Morocco mull gas pipeline mega-projectArticle

Nigeria and Morocco are in talks over a huge project to extend a West African gas pipeline to stretch up towards Europe, officials say...

5 Dec 2016

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Africa waits and wonders on Trump's foreign policyArticle

With his isolationist stance, what will a Trump Presidency mean for Africa for the next four years...?

17 Nov 2016

New armed group says it blew up Nigerian oil pipeline
New armed group says it blew up Nigerian oil pipelineArticle

A new Nigerian armed group says it had made good on threats to blow up a major pipeline and warned of more attacks...

12 Aug 2016

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Tripoli cafes offer Libyans taste of normalityArticle

A coffee habit has returned some normalcy to Libya's street life and culture...

4 May 2016

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S&P takes MTN off watchlist for downgradeArticle

The threat of a downgrade to MTN's credit rating by Standard & Poor's (S&P) has been averted, sending the cellphone network's share 2.41% higher...

1 Apr 2016

Michael Bay takes us into the heart of conflict
Michael Bay takes us into the heart of conflictArticle

The heated fury of fictional reality explodes dramatically in 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Michael Bay's profound exploration of warfare that is a brutal and hard-core assault on the senses.

Daniel Dercksen 16 Feb 2016

African women must play a more active role in peace and security
African women must play a more active role in peace and securityArticle

As conflicts and crises in Africa took a more complex turn in recent years, there has been a devastating upsurge of violence against women and girls...

25 Jan 2016

Voice of change or lifestyle bibles: blogs flourish in 2015
Voice of change or lifestyle bibles: blogs flourish in 2015Article

Thought to be on the wane a decade ago, blogs in 2015 are alive and well as a powerful voice driving change in politics, human rights and lifestyle choices across the globe...

24 Dec 2015

No advert deal yet for CNN despite apology
No advert deal yet for CNN despite apologyArticle

Kenya Tourism Board Managing Director Muriithi Ndegwa says CNN advert deal remains suspended even after the apology from the US broadcaster.

Kennedy Kangethe 17 Aug 2015

Dutch populist airs Mohammed cartoons on national TV
Dutch populist airs Mohammed cartoons on national TVArticle

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS: Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders on Wednesday aired cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed on national television, claiming "freedom of speech must always prevail over violence."

25 Jun 2015

France denies TV5Monde cyber jihadists leaked defence docs
France denies TV5Monde cyber jihadists leaked defence docsArticle

PARIS, FRANCE: France's defence ministry has dismissed claims by self-proclaimed Islamic State cyber jihadists that they had posted classified army documents online when they hacked into a major television channel...

14 Apr 2015

Turkey restores access to social networks after images pulled
Turkey restores access to social networks after images pulledArticle

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube were functioning normally in Turkey on Tuesday after Ankara lifted a ban it imposed on them over images of a Turkish prosecutor killed in a hostage standoff...

8 Apr 2015

Two Al-Jazeera journalists detained in NE Nigeria
Two Al-Jazeera journalists detained in NE NigeriaArticle

Nigeria's military has detained two Al-Jazeera television journalists in the country's northeast, where troops have been battling Boko Haram militants.

27 Mar 2015

No Amazon? No problem for Pakistan's e-commerce pioneers
No Amazon? No problem for Pakistan's e-commerce pioneersArticle

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: For Shayaan Tahir, it all began when an order he placed on Amazon for a new iPod was rejected,,,

24 Mar 2015

ISIS threatens Twitter founder
ISIS threatens Twitter founderArticle

WASHINGTON DC, US: Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and Twitter are now being targeted by Islamic militants for suspending certain accounts...

3 Mar 2015

Bangladesh arrests chief suspect in US blogger murder
Bangladesh arrests chief suspect in US blogger murderArticle

DHAKA, BANGLADESH: Bangladesh authorities announced they had arrested a radical Islamist Monday over last week's machete murder of an atheist American blogger...

3 Mar 2015

Bangladeshis pay tribute to US blogger killed in machete attack
Bangladeshis pay tribute to US blogger killed in machete attackArticle

DHAKA, BANGLADESH: Hundreds of Bangladeshis demanded justice on Sunday for the killers of an atheist blogger hacked to death with machetes, as they gathered to pay tribute to the critic of religious extremism...

2 Mar 2015

A feast for Africa's music lovers...
A feast for Africa's music lovers...Article

It's time for the African Music Film Month in conjunction with BUSARA 2015...

9 Feb 2015

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy
Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spyArticle

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 2014

Five Nigerian cities with business potential
Five Nigerian cities with business potentialArticle

One of Nigeriay's biggest assets is its 170m-strong population, which continues to spark the interest of consumer facing companies.

Kate Douglas 4 Jun 2014

Google urges court to restore YouTube anti-Islam film
Google urges court to restore YouTube anti-Islam filmArticle

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google has urged a US appeals court to let it repost an anti-Islamic movie on YouTube, pending a re-hearing of the copyright case that got it removed.

3 Mar 2014

SA continues with efforts to secure Korkie's release
SA continues with efforts to secure Korkie's releaseArticle

Government says it remains committed and continues to explore options that might result in the early and safe release of South African teacher Pierre Korkie, who is being held hostage in Yemen.

24 Jan 2014

State TV, radio relaunched in Malian rebel stronghold
State TV, radio relaunched in Malian rebel strongholdArticle

Public radio and television has restarted after nine months off the airwaves in Mali's northeastern rebel bastion of Kidal, the state broadcaster said on Wednesday, after separatist militants handed back its local headquarters.

13 Dec 2013

Reports of Malian news portal censored by government
Reports of Malian news portal censored by governmentArticle

There have been reports that Malian news site, Maliactu, based in Paris has been threatened by Mali's government after posting an Associated Press (AP) story today implicating Malian soldiers in extrajudicial killings.

12 Dec 2013

NSA tracks mobile phone locations worldwide: report
NSA tracks mobile phone locations worldwide: reportArticle

WASHINGTON, USA: The National Security Agency is collecting about 5bn records a day on the location of mobile phones around the world, The Washington Post reported, citing documents from US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

6 Dec 2013

UN committee votes day to protect journalists
UN committee votes day to protect journalistsArticle

NEW YORK CITY, US: UN committee on Tuesday voted to create an international day to protect journalists as media activists condemned the mounting number of reporters killed on duty.

28 Nov 2013

Egypt's ousted president in high-security prison
Egypt's ousted president in high-security prisonArticle

CAIRO: Deep in the desert and far from his former base of power, ousted President Mohammed Morsi is being held in a sprawling penitentiary that is notorious as one of Egypt's highest-security prisons.

11 Nov 2013

Global travel body urges Kenya to reassure future tourists
Global travel body urges Kenya to reassure future touristsArticle

NAIROBI, KENYA: The head of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has urged the Kenyan government and tour operators to reassure potential visitors about coming to the country given the deadly Nairobi mall attack.

26 Sep 2013

Westgate stand-off takes to Twitter
Westgate stand-off takes to TwitterArticle

According to a report on BBC, 'authorities and militants have taken the Nairobi battle to Twitter'. Apart from informing the public about what's going on, Twitter have also been used to rally Kenyans to support victims.

25 Sep 2013

Morocco arrests website editor for airing Qaeda video
Morocco arrests website editor for airing Qaeda videoArticle

Moroccan police on Tuesday, 17 September, arrested the editor of a popular news website for airing a video posted by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb that incites "acts of terrorism" in the kingdom.

18 Sep 2013

GM reopens its Egyptian operations
GM reopens its Egyptian operationsArticle

NEW YORK CITY, USA: US car company General Motors said on Monday (19 August) it had reopened its office and factory in Egypt after shutting both down last week as violence swept the country leaving hundreds dead.

21 Aug 2013

SA pair still missing in YemenArticle

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation says they are doing all they can to secure the safe release of the two South Africans kidnapped in Yemen.

30 May 2013

Govt confirms South Africans kidnapped in YemenArticle

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has confirmed that the two tourists kidnapped in Yemen on Monday are South Africans.

29 May 2013

SA to establish identity of tourists kidnapped in YemenArticle

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) says it is yet to determine if the two tourists kidnapped in Yemen are South Africans.

28 May 2013

Court throws out case against Malian editor
Court throws out case against Malian editorArticle

BAMAKO: A Malian newspaper editor detained for nearly a month after publishing an open letter from disgruntled soldiers was freed on Tuesday, 30 April 2013, after the case was declared "null and void".

3 May 2013

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