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OPEC daily basket price close at $53.63/b

15 September 2017, Vienna, Austria - The price of OPEC basket of fourteen crudes stood at $53.63 a barrel on Thursday, compared with $52.92 the previous day, according to OPEC Secretariat calculations. The OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes (ORB) is made up of the following: Saharan Blend (Algeria), Gi

MSN.COM - 2017-09-15 00:58:15

Officials: Inmate fatally shot after charging at guard

An inmate at Louisiana's State Penitentiary in Angola has been shot to death after charging at a guard. A news release from the state Department of Corrections says 35-year-old Brandon Lizotte was fatally shot Friday morning. The release says Lizotte was among prisoners being escorted to a work a

ABC NEWS - 2017-09-15 21:47:00

Used Motorbike, Anyone? Angolans Get Creative as Dollars Dry Up

Desperate for hard currency, Angolans are coming up with new ways to convert their kwanzas into dollars and euros. Filipe Afonso got tired of waiting in line at a bank to exchange his kwanzas for greenbacks. So he bought two second-hand BMW motorcycles, shipped them to Portugal and sold them for eur

BLOOMBERG - 2017-09-14 00:00:00

Zuma to convene SADC summit after tensions in Lesotho

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma will convene a SADC double troika summit in Pretoria on Friday following the recent political tensions in Lesotho. The country's defence force chief lieutenant-general Khoantle Motsomotso was assassinated last week by a former army officer who had recently been fi

MSN.COM - 2017-09-14 10:24:25

Angola's opposition loses appeal to annul election result

Angola's Constitutional Court rejected on Wednesday an appeal by the largest opposition party to annul the results of last month's election, which gave a landslide victory to the ruling MPLA party. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo FILE PHOTO: Samakuva, leader of Angola's main opposition UNITA party

MSN.COM - 2017-09-14 09:53:56

Trafigura CFO sees Puma listing within five years

GENEVA, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Puma Energy, a firm co-owned by Swiss commodity giant Trafigura and Angola's state oil company Sonangol, is likely to become a listed company within the next five years, Trafigura's Chief Financial Officer Christophe Salmon said on Thursday. Puma still needed to bring in

REUTERS - 2017-09-14 20:30:18

American ballers find their Dream Teams in Africa

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Reggie Moore rarely gets through a day without stopping for an autograph or selfie in the basketball-mad African country of Angola. "If I'm in the mall, it's going to be 30 to 40 selfies," said Moore, a bearded 36-year-old Californian who plays in Angola's professional league

KDWN - 2017-09-14 19:47:09

Eleven African countries will be probed by the UN over their military ties with North Korea

The United Nations (UN) will probe North Korea's military cooperation with 11 African countries, according to a report published by an eight-member panel of experts on Sept. 9. The report claims North Korea sidestepped international sanctions to provide military and security assistance to Tanzania,

QUARTZ - 2017-09-14 06:46:18

Angola's ruling party regains power but faces legitimacy questions

The swearing in of the new Angolan parliament marks the first time in 38 years that Angola has a new president. Joo Loureno, who Angolans refer to as "JLo", replaces the long-serving Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who carries on as president of the ruling MPLA, the Movimento Popular de Libertao de Angola

THE CONVERSATION - 2017-09-14 16:45:09

The future looks bright for Angola's dos Santos clan

Angola's president-elect Joao Lourenco has promised to stamp out cronyism and corruption. But outgoing President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his family look as entrenched in power as ever. Antnio Cascais/DW On September 24, Angola's new president Joao Lourenco will be sworn in, signaling an end to t

MSN.COM - 2017-09-14 15:03:40

Angola constitutional court validates last month’s election

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Angola's constitutional court has validated last month's election, calling it free and transparent. The announcement on Wednesday dismisses the challenges filed by a number of opposition groups that had alleged irregularities in the Aug. 23 vote, the Portuguese news agency Lusa r

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2017-09-13 19:31:52

Congo's Vicious Kasai War Could Reignite The Great Congo War

In August 2016, small but violent conflict erupted in the Democratic Republic of Congo's south-central Kasai region. In the world beyond the Kasai region's five provinces (Kasai, Kasai-Central, Kasai-Oriental, Sankuru and Lomami) the cause of the violent outburst was unclear. According to initial re

TOWNHALL - 2017-09-13 04:01:00

UN probes Uganda, Tanzania over deals with North Korea

Provided by Business Daily A combined picture of Tanzania President John A combined picture of Tanzania President John Magufuli and his Uganda counterpart Yoweri Museveni. The UN is investigating the two countries over deals with North Korea that violates sanctions imposed on the Asian country. AF

MSN.COM - 2017-09-13 02:22:48

Africa Two-Wheeler Market By Vehicle Type, By Country, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2012 - 2022

NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Africa two-wheeler market is projected to cross USD10 billion by 2022 due to growing population, rising urbanization and absence of reliable public transportation system in most of the African countries. Moreover, continuing economic growth, rising consumer p

CNBC - 2017-09-12 00:54:00

Afrobasket: Rwandan team returns home after missing knockout round

Tunisia vs DR Congo 6pm ST-Sports Premium Senegal vs Angola 8:30pm ST-Sports Premium RWANDA's journey at the ongoing 29th African Basketball Championship (Afrobasket) ended on Sunday afternoon in Tunisia-the national team is expected back in the country Wednesday morning. Mose Mutokambali's men lost

MSN.COM - 2017-09-12 00:28:03

Israel's Outreach to Africa Faces Setback as First-Ever Summit Postponed

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe meet in Jerusalem on August 10, 2016. (Photo: GPO/Haim Zach) (CNSNews.com) - Israel's drive to build international partnerships in the face of isolation and boycott campaigns has suffered a setback, with the abrupt pos

CNS NEWS - 2017-09-12 08:14:16

Eni commissions Saipem for further SURF work offshore Angola

Eni Angola has awarded Saipem's E&C Offshore division a new contract for the West Hub Development project in block 15/06 offshore Angola. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Offshore RSS Feed Eni Angola has awarded Saipem's E&C Offshore division a new contract for the West Hub Developm

SHALEMARKETS.COM - 2017-09-12 07:00:00

Ghana and several African countries successfully reduce malnutrition-Report

Ghana is among several African countries that has shown success in reducing malnutrition over the last 15 years, according to a new report launched in Abidjan yesterday by the Malabo Montpellier Panel at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) currently underway. The report from a group of noted A

MSN.COM - 2017-09-12 06:57:29

W. Africa Crude-Grades steady but some offers seen as high

W. Africa Crude-Grades steady but some offers seen as high LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - West African crude differentials were steady on Tuesday although offers for some grades such as Nigerian Forcados were seen by buyers as too high amid plentiful supply. ANGOLA * Eight cargoes are still available f

INVESTING.COM - 2017-09-12 16:41:08

This Legal Rebel Takes the Cases of the World's Most Vulnerable

Two years ago, Gopi,* a herdsman in the Indian state of Gujarat, stood at the gates of a local cement manufacturing company, holding a bucket of gasoline and ready to commit suicide. Today, he sends grateful WhatsApp messages to the man responsible for turning his life around: Vivek Maru, the founde

OZY - 2017-09-12 04:15:47