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Mining Bill 2014 violates human rights, encourages corruption – Lobby Groups

Civil society groups in Kenya have raised a red flag on the proposed Mining Bill 2014 which they say will…

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Did Kenya award Angote 7 Oil Blocks?

Kenya has given Nigerian Mogul Aliko Angote seven oil blocks in the country according to reports from Nigeria’s PM News…

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Fossil Fuel Subsidies Hamper Pathway to Inclusive Green Economy – UNEP

Fossil fuel subsidies are contributing to fiscal instability and undermining governments’ efforts to combat serious economic and environmental challenges, such…

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Ophir Energy confirms it approached Premier Oil for merger

The Ophir Energy board has released a statement confirming that it recently made an approach to the board of Premier…

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Report claims human right abuses in East Africa ahead of Oil,Gas production

In the paper dubbed Steep Rise in Allegations of Human Rights Abuse as Boom in Investment Brings Hope of Prosperity…

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Soco set to begin seismic testing in controversial Congo’s Virunga Park

Soco International will start seismic tests in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Lake Edward amid widespread protests by environmentalists who…

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South Sudan rebels order foreign oil firms to leave

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Story by Reuters South Sudanese rebels said on Tuesday they have seized the capital of oil-producing Unity state,…

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Kenya’s National Oil Company suspends oil exploration in Block 14T

Oil exploration exercises in Block 14T in Kajiado County which borders Kenya’s capital city Nairobi have been suspended after the…

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Mozambique shows no opposition to Eni’s block sale

The President of the Republic of Mozambique, Armando Guebuza, and Eni’s CEO, Paolo Scaroni, yesterday met in Bruxelles for an…

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Somalia commissions onshore oil surveys

Story by Bloomberg Somalia is conducting offshore surveys in hopes of attracting explorers including Royal Dutch Shell Plc two decades…