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African Petroleum to farm out Gambia, Senegal offshore oil
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African Petroleum to farm out Gambia, Senegal offshore oil

African Petroleum has signed an agreement with an undisclosed oil and gas company that specializes in offshore deepwater drilling. Under the agreement, the third-party will acquire 70% operated interest in African Petroleum’s SOSP production sharing contract (PSC) in Senegal and the A1 and A4 licenses in Gambia. “This is a […]

Boko Haram denies starvation in northern Nigeria
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Boko Haram denies starvation in northern Nigeria

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau released a video debunking reports of starvation in the troubled north, where the government says his fighting are dying of hunger. Nigeria’s military, who had reported twice that Shekau was killed has been combing the Sambisa Forest, the base for Shekau’s faction. “There is no […]

Jihadist groups in Mali merging
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Jihadist groups in Mali merging

Mali’s main extremist groups are joining forces under the leadership of Iyad Ag-Ghali, whose fighters have claimed multiple attacks on UN and French troops in the northern part of the West African nation. Ansar Dine and Mourabitoun are Al-Qaeda linked groups. In January, Mourabitoun claimed responsibility for an attack in […]

Nigeria’s Deputy Speaker deplore non-recognition of country to end Gambia crisis
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Nigeria’s Deputy Speaker deplore non-recognition of country to end Gambia crisis

The lawmakers of the regional super-power, Nigeria, were angered at what they see as the non-recognition of their country’s role in ending Gambia’s political crisis by the ECOWAS parliament. Members of Nigerian delegate to ECOWAS parliament have criticized the legislative body’s non-recognition of Nigeria’s role in resolving the political impasse […]