Africa Intel Daily 5/14/2022




SUDAN _ _ BUSINESS _ _

Burhan resurrects Bashir's Green Zone gum arabic export vehicle

Created during the Bashir era, the state-owned Green Zone was designed to compete with Western exporters of Sudanese gum arabic and bring in much-needed foreign currency. Finding itself once again in the eye of the economic storm, Sudan is banking on its erstwhile money spinner. [...]




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EASTERN & SOUTHERN AFRICA
 
 
 SOMALIA _ _  POLITICS _ _  13/05/2022 _ _
 
 
With the support of Jubaland governor Ahmed Madobe, a strong financial and political base, and an electoral system in his favour, the Puntland leader has put himself in a good position to challenge the incumbent for the Somali presidency.  [...]
 
 
 RUNNING STORY _ _  KENYA _ _  POLITICS _ _  12/05/2022 _ _
 
 
Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga, who is in trouble with his coalition, is making an increasing number of appearances with his allies at sporting events.  [...]
 
 
 SOUTH AFRICA _ _  POLITICS _ _  12/05/2022 _ _
 
 
The African National Congress leadership has taken no concrete steps to urge three MPs to step down from their key roles even though they have been named in the explosive corruption investigation.  [...]
 
 
 ITALY _ _  KENYA _ _  BUSINESS _ _  12/05/2022 _ _
 
 
Telespazio, a joint venture between Italian electronics giant Leonardo and France's Thales, has been picked to provide in-orbit satellite control and maintenance services for four years for the Broglio Space Center in Kenya, a complex managed by the Italian space agency.  [...]

 
 
 RUNNING STORY _ _  KENYA _ _  POLITICS _ _  10/05/2022 _ _
 
 
The speaker of the national assembly abandoned the presidential camp and joined Ruto in April. He now wants nothing less than the deputy president's seat in return for playing a pivotal role in rallying the centre of the country.  [...]
 
 
 RUNNING STORY _ _  KENYA _ _  POLITICS _ _  09/05/2022 _ _
 
 
State House is following with great interest the battle for the governorship of Nakuru, the fourth largest city in the country. Located at a strategic crossroads, the county of which it is the capital is one of the Kenyatta bastions that is in danger of falling into the hands of his deputy president.  [...]
 
 
 MADAGASCAR _ _  DIPLOMACY _ _  13/05/2022 _ _
 
 
 
 ETHIOPIA _ _  POLITICS _ _  11/05/2022 _ _
 
 
 
 RUNNING STORY _ _  SUDAN _ _  ONU _ _  BUSINESS _ _  10/05/2022 _ _
 
 
 
 ETHIOPIA _ _  POLITICS _ _  10/05/2022 _ _
 
 MOZAMBIQUE _ _  EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION _ _  13/05/2022 _ _
 
 
Maputo, seeking to profit from rising uranium prices, hopes that a new project involving Australia's MRG Metals, the first in Mozambique for almost a decade, will herald a new wave of investment in the nuclear fuel.  [...]    FREE  _ _
 
 
 SOUTH AFRICA _ _  BOTSWANA _ _  EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION _ _  12/05/2022 _ _
 
 
Based in Limpopo in South Africa, the mining services firm Moopetsi Mining has set up shop in Gaborone in partnership with the former youth league president of the centrist Alliance for Progressives party, Jacob Kelebeng.  [...]
 
 
 ZIMBABWE _ _  POLITICS _ _  11/05/2022 _ _
 
 
ZMDC, the state-owned company that owns the majority of the government's mining portfolio, needs to find more than $400m to compensate aggrieved former business partners.  [...]
 
 
 SOUTH AFRICA _ _  EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION _ _  09/05/2022 _ _
 
 
As the South African platinum-group metals sector consolidates, Australian junior Southern Palladium is hoping to carve out a niche among the giants.  [...]
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CENTRAL & WEST AFRICA
 DRC _ _  DIPLOMACY _ _  13/05/2022 _ _
 
 
The fate of Felix Tshisekedi's former senior security adviser François Beya, who was arrested and has been detained for nearly 100 days, continues to worry governments on the continent and further afield, who have sent their envoys to Kinshasa to enquire about the former spymaster.  [...]
 
 
 WEST AFRICA _ _  BUSINESS _ _  12/05/2022 _ _
 
 
The Atlanta-based soft drinks giant has already severed its ties with Castel in Ivory Coast and a number of other African countries, and is now about to do the same in Burkina Faso.  [...]
 
 
 RUNNING STORY _ _  CHAD _ _  DIPLOMACY _ _  11/05/2022 _ _
 
 
The Rome-based non-profit, which has close ties to Italy's security apparatus, is proposing to mediate between Chad's government and an armed group active in mining gold, a metal that sanctions-struck Russia is keen to get is hands on.  [...]
 
 
 NIGERIA _ _  BUSINESS _ _  09/05/2022 _ _
 
 
To supply its noodle factories and mills, Dufil Prima Foods has decided to bring Indian wheat to Lagos, a first in West Africa. But to introduce this product further, major logistical challenges must be overcome.  [...]
 
 
 RUNNING STORY _ _  NIGERIA _ _  BUSINESS _ _  13/05/2022 _ _
 
 
 
 ANGOLA _ _  DRC _ _  DIPLOMACY _ _  12/05/2022 _ _
 
 
 
 CAMEROON _ _  POLITICS _ _  11/05/2022 _ _
 
 
 
 AFRICA _ _  CANADA _ _  DIPLOMACY _ _  10/05/2022 _ _
 
 
 
 WEST AFRICA _ _  DIPLOMACY _ _  10/05/2022 _ _
 
 
 
 RUNNING STORY _ _  WEST AFRICA _ _  DIPLOMACY _ _  10/05/2022 _ _
 
 
 
 WEST AFRICA _ _  DIPLOMACY _ _  09/05/2022 _ _
 
 
 
 GUINEA _ _  POLITICS _ _  09/05/2022 _ _
 
 EQUATORIAL GUINEA _ _  CORPORATE STRATEGY _ _  11/05/2022 _ _
 
 
Trident, Kosmos and Panoro have hit the jackpot in obtaining extensions of more than 10 years of their production licences on these two fields. The three companies will thus be able to increase their exploitable reserves by several million barrels.  [...]
 
 
 MOROCCO _ _  NIGERIA _ _  STATE STRATEGY _ _  09/05/2022 _ _
 
 
OPEC secretary-general Mohammed Barkindo has played a decisive role in the pipeline project, which could provide a gas supply link from the Niger delta to Europe. The project has been under consideration since 2016 and, although by no means sure to be seen through, is to get OPEC financial support.  [...]
 
 
 GABON _ _  CORPORATE STRATEGY _ _  09/05/2022 _ _
 
 
Under the management of the Franco-British company since December, Gabon's main terminal for oil exports has suffered a leak of some 50,000 m3 of crude. With one of the country's key facilities out of action, Perenco and the Gabonese authorities have been heavily criticised for their lack of transparency over the circumstances of the accident and its social, environmental and economic impact.  [...]
 
 
 CHAD _ _  STATE STRATEGY _ _  11/05/2022 _ _
 

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