Total Discovers Gas Off Southern Coast of South Africa – Business News – African News Network | Latest African News | Nigerian News | Breaking News
Connect with us

African News

Total Discovers Gas Off Southern Coast of South Africa

Published

on

Total Discovers Gas Off Southern Coast of South Africa

Patrick Pouyanne, CEO of French energy giant, Total, says his company has made a significant discovery of gas, off the southern coast of South Africa.

READ:  eSwatini Stands Up For Taiwan At The UN

Total says potential quantities could be around one billion barrels of global resources, gas and condensate light oil. The country currently imports fuel from Mozambique.

READ:  Zambia President Plans Visit To SA Amidst Pending Election Results

South Africa’s Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe, says the discovery was a potentially major boost for the economy.

African News

Namibia: Group Wants Parliament To Ban Foreigners From Owning Land In The Country

Published

on

By

Namibia: Group Wants Parliament To Ban Foreigners From Owing Land In The Country

Namibia’s Affirmative Repositioning movement has called on parliament to enact a law that would ban foreign nationals from owning land in the country.

300 activists who took part in a peaceful demonstration on land and housing matters in the country submitted the proposal to parliament in Windhoek on Monday.

READ:  DRC Unveils Candidates For Troubled Vote

The proposal seeks to regulate foreigners’ right to acquire property in Namibia.  It would also reaffirm and give power, control and ownership of the land in Namibia to the people of Namibia.

READ:  South Africa Crime Wave

The second national conference in October last year had adopted a position to direct the government to expropriate under-utilized farmland and those farms and farms owned by absentee landlords who are mostly foreigners.  It calls for just compensation as guided by the constitution.

READ:  Zambia President Plans Visit To SA Amidst Pending Election Results

Continue Reading

African News

UN Urges DRC President To Form New Government Without Delay

Published

on

By

UN Urges DRC President To Form New Government Without Delay

The United Nations top official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has urged president Felix Tshisekedi to form a new government without delay, as the country continues its first peaceful transition of power in its nearly sixty years as an independent nation.

READ:  Ramaphosa Congratulates Mnangagwa, Urges Zimbabwe Leaders To Accept Court Ruling

Head of the UN Mission in DRC, Leila Zerrougui, said discussions for the new government is underway between the Common Front for Congo, FCC, which secured the majority of legislative seats at the national and provincial levels, and the coalition for change, which supported Tshisekedi’s candidacy.

READ:  South African Anti-Graft Watchdog Orders Disciplinary Actions Against Treasury Boss

The elections that swept Tshisekedi to power were marred by widespread irregularities and allegations by the country’s powerful clergy that another opposition candidate, Martin Fayulu, was the real winner.

READ:  South African Anti-drunk Driving Groups Put Up Stunt to Discourage Drunk Driving

Continue Reading

African News

Cameroon Protests US Interference During Nagy Visit

Published

on

By

Cameroon Protests US Interference During Nagy Visit

Top U.S. diplomat for Africa, Tibor Nagy, has arrived in Cameroon amid a protest against what pro-government groups call Nagy’s interference in Cameroon’s internal affairs.

Nagy and the European Union representative Federica Mogherini, had recently called on Cameroon to free opposition leader Maurice Kamto and a hundred fifty of his supporters, detained since January for taking part in anti-government demonstrations.

READ:  DRC Unveils Candidates For Troubled Vote

They also urged Cameroon authorities to work harder to stop the violence in its western, Anglophone separatist regions.

Coordinator for Monday’s protest, Lilian Koulou Engoulou, says the demonstrators want Nagy to hear the and take their message back to Washington.

READ:  Cholera Outbreak: South Africa On Red Alert

Kamto and his supporters are being tried in military courts for charges that include rebellion and could face the death penalty.

Continue Reading

Trending

Subscribe to ANN News Alert

Be the first to receive the latest news from Africa and around the world.

%d bloggers like this: