- Tamoil Africa has refuted media reports that it had signed oil exploration permits in Western Sahara. The Libya-based company said it has no plan to invest in any oil operations in Western Sahara.
"The company denies emphatically some media reports about an oil investment deal in Western Sahara," Tamoil Africa said in a statement. "It did not sign any agreement on oil exploration permits in Western Sahara and it has no plan to invest in any oil operations there."
Rather, Tamoil Africa announced that it had reached a deal with the Chadian government which had awarded an oil exploration permits on three oil blocks located close to the border with Libya.
Since the Libyan government remains neutral on the Western Sahara affairs, it would not therefore sit back and allow any of its companies to reach oil exploration deal with the disputed state.
afrol News - It is called "financial inclusion", and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda.
afrol News - The UN's humanitarian agencies now warn about a devastating famine in Sudan and especially in South Sudan, where the situation is said to be "imploding". Relief officials are appealing to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries.
afrol News - Fear is spreading all over West Africa after the health ministry in Guinea confirmed the first Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa. According to official numbers, at least 86 are infected and 59 are dead as a result of this very contagious disease.
afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.