Archive for the ‘Libya’ Category

Libya: Economic Savior for Ankara and Cairo?

Via The Africa Report, commentary on why Egypt and Turkey’s economic rapprochment needs Libya: After ten years of a consistently tense diplomatic relationship, Cairo and Ankara have buried the hatchet to start afresh. Will this reconciliation be enough to boost their weakening economies?   In the current global political climate, both Egypt and Turkey are suffering economically. To […]

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$5B Global Trade In Smuggled Fuel, Mostly From Russia

Courtesy of Bloomberg, a report on the estimated $5 billion trade in smuggled fuel — much of it coming from Russia: On a clear morning in September 2022, the Queen Majeda, a faded blue and white tanker loaded with marine gas oil worth more than $2 million, left the Libyan port of Benghazi and set off for Porto […]

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Russia Steps Up Competition in Africa

Via Foreign Policy Research Institute, a look at Russia’s efforts to step up its presence, and competitive position (both economically and militarily), in Africa: BOTTOM LINE The Kremlin is taking up the mantle of Wagner Group after Yevgeny Prigozhin’s death, and is now moving to compete directly with the West in Africa, particularly in the […]

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The World’s Least Liveable Cities are Starting to Improve

Via The Economist, a report on how cities in the Middle East and Africa currently remain at the bottom of EIU’s liveability index, but their scores are going up: Egypt’s government worries that its citizens may get trapped in their lifts. Frequent power outages in Cairo, the capital, during the sweltering summer months mean that […]

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Big Oil Eyes New Deals in North Africa Amid Rising Energy Demand

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a report on how Halliburton and Honeywell are in advanced talks to develop oil fields and refineries in Libya; Eni importing more oil and gas from Algeria: After years of underinvestment in North Africa’s energy infrastructure, global oil-and-gas giants from Halliburton Co. and Chevron Corp. to Eni SpA are […]

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Africa’s Share of Global Gas Supply Will Almost Double by 2050

Via Quartz, an report that Africa will be responsible for over 11% of all gas supplies by 2050: Africa’s gas share in the global market will increase to over 11% of all gas supplies by 2050, according to a report by Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), from 6% in 2021. Production is projected to increase from […]

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