Angolan oil production is in decline

A HUGE JET of flame bursting from the Kaombo Norte oil platform lights up the sea some 260km (160 miles) off the coast of Angola. The processing platform, part of a $16bn project that takes oil from wells drilled under nearly 2km of water, ought to be one of the crowning achievements of an industry that has endured 27 years of civil war

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The battle of Botswana’s big men

“ELEPHANTS EXCITE most children,” says Timex Moalosi, the chief of Sankuyo, in northern Botswana. “But not ours.” Since the country’s former president, Ian Khama (pictured, left), suspended game-hunting in 2014, pachyderms have besieged the village, stomping crops and scaring kids. The destruction upset residents, as did the loss of income from selling permits to gun-wielding tourists

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Congo-Brazzaville: Fresh Corruption Allegations Against President’s Family

[Deutsche Welle] Global Witness has uncovered evidence linking the president’s son, Denis Christel Sassou-Nguesso, to the embezzlement of millions of dollars. The Republic of Congo is no stranger to high profile corruption accusations.

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Tunisia: President Essebi Hospitalised As Militants Claim Double Attacks

[RFI] The Islamic State group claimed responsability for the double suicide attacks in Tunisia’s capital, Tunis on Thursday, according to US-based monitor SITE Intelligence Group. Meanwhile, President Essebsi was hospitalised after being taken ill soon after the attacks.

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Africa: No U.S. Envoys in Abuja or Pretoria Leaves Void – CFR’s Campbell

[Council on Foreign Relations] Washington, DC -Nigeria and South Africa have been the two African countries of greatest strategic importance to the United States. They are the two largest economies on the continent, and a major venue for U.S.

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