Jan 15th, 2013
By Mark John and John Irish | Reuters (Reuters) – Just as its leaders were defining a new “hands-off” strategy for Africa, France has been thrust onto the front line of one of the continent’s riskiest battlefields deep in the desert of Mali. President Francois Hollande’s...
Apr 15th, 2012
Lagos – French oil firm Total SA said on Saturday that a natural gas leak at one of its plants in Nigeria’s crude-rich southern delta may have been going on for weeks. The leak at its Obite natural gas site has forced the company to evacuate those nearby and led to daily monitoring of air...
Jan 4th, 2012
Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it is eyeing potential opportunities in South Sudan, which last July broke away from Khartoum, taking with it two-thirds of Sudan’s 500,000 barrels per day of oil production. “We continuously review potential business opportunities around the world. We would lik...
Mar 9th, 2011
Nigerian militant leader Henry Okah, who is facing terrorism charges in South Africa, said Nigeria’s government is refusing to seek his extradition because a trial in his homeland may prove his innocence. Okah, 45, is facing charges under South Africa’s terrorism law for alleged involvement in car bo...
Dec 6th, 2010
Henry Okah, the leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), who is facing terrorism charges in South Africa, said the insurgency in the Niger Delta would not end until the Federal Government allowed the region to control its oil wealth. “I’m encouraging the people of the Ni...
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Dec 6th, 2010
Henry Okah, an alleged Nigerian militant leader who’s facing terrorism charges in South Africa, said the insurgency in the Niger River delta won’t end until the government allows the region to control its oil wealth. “I’m encouraging the people of the Niger delta to fight for their land,” Okah said y...