Archive for the ‘Algeria’ Category

The African Turn in Italy’s Energy Policy

Via Fair Observer, commentary on how Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s visit to Algeria signaled a new chapter for Italy’s engagement with Africa, evoking Enrico Mattei’s cooperative model in contrast to neo-colonialism, as the nation aims to shift away from Russian energy dependency: Earlier this year, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s visited Algeria. There, Meloni paid homage […]

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The Unexpected New Winners in the Global Energy War

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a report on the unusual alliances that Western nations are forging with countries such as Algeria, Azerbaijan, and Congo to replace natural gas from Russia: Once-obscure corners of the energy world, from offshore Congo to Azerbaijan, are booming as Europe finds new sources of natural gas to replace the […]

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Algeria and China: Expand Tech Ties and Build On BRI Relationship

Via South China Morning Post, a report on recent meetings between Algeria’s President and China’s Xi Jinping in Beijing to expand tech ties and build on their belt-and-road relationship: Abdelmadjid Tebboune talks with the Chinese president following a meeting with Vladimir Putin in Russia last month China has had a heavy presence in Algeria’s infrastructure […]

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China Deepens Cooperation with Algeria

Courtesy of Reuters, a report on growing ties between China and Algeria: Longtime trading partners China and Algeria agreed on Tuesday to strengthen cooperation in other areas including security and national defence, boosting Beijing’s already robust ties with a major nation on the African side of the Mediterranean. Following Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s meeting with […]

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In Iraq and Algeria, TotalEnergies Signs Major Deals

Via Al Monitor, an article on new deals between Iraq and TotalEnergies that aim to help Iraq fix its longstanding power issues: French energy giant TotalEnergies has signed major deals with Algeria and Iraq in the past two days. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil and TotalEnergies signed a long-delayed $27 billion deal aimed at developing Iraq’s energy sector. […]

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19 Countries Express Interest in Joining BRICS

Courtesy of RANE Worldview, a report on growing interest amongst countries to join BRICS: What Happened: South Africa’s ambassador to BRICS (the informal bloc of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) said 19 countries had expressed an interest in joining the bloc, which will meet in Cape Town on June 2-3 to discuss enlargement, […]

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