Archive for the ‘Mauritania’ Category

African Production of Natural Gas: A Vexing Climate Challenge

Via The Washington Post, a look at African production of natural gas and how it poses a vexing climate challenge: As a young geologist working for Senegal’s state-owned petroleum company in the 1990s, Macky Sall was charged with prospecting for oil and gas in this West African nation. For years, he and his colleagues came […]

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The Politics of Green Hydrogen Cooperation in North Africa

Via EnergyCentral, a report on the politics of North Africa’s green hydrogen industry in Morocco, Algeria, and Mauritania: Europe’s growing interest in securing green hydrogen from North Africa is part of a strategic effort to enhance its energy security. The promise of green hydrogen projects in Morocco, Algeria, and Mauritania is substantial, offering economic growth […]

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Scramble for the Sahel – Why France, Russia, China and the U.S. Are Interested in the Region

Via The Conversation, a look at geopolitical and investment interest in the Sahel: The Sahel, a region 3,860km wide located south of the Sahara Desert and stretching east-west across the African continent, has been a focus of attention around the world recently. In the last decade, issues such as terrorism, insecurity and trafficking have characterised the region. Military takeovers have been a […]

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IMF Sees Mauritania Growth Almost Tripling on Gas Exports

Via Bloomberg, an article on Mauritania’s economic growth: Growth forecast at 5.1% in 2024 and 14.3% in 2025 on gas yield Mauritania gas exports may offer alternative supply for Europe The International Monetary Fund expects Mauritania’s economic growth to almost triple in 2025 fueled by gas exports set to start in the second half of this year. Gross […]

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How Gold From The Sahel Finances Africa’s Armed Groups

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a detailed look at how gold from the Sahel finances Africa’s armed groups: The map of small-scale mines from which gold is extracted in the Sahel region notably overlaps with that of areas of activity of various armed groups, putting this precious mineral at the heart of an intense territorial […]

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AMEA Power To Develop Solar, Wind, Green Hydrogen in Mauritania

Via Energy, Capital, and Power, a report on an Emirati firm’s plans to develop solar, wind, and green hydrogen in Mauritania: Emirati renewable energy firm, AMEA Power, inked two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) during COP28 on December 3 for the development of a 100 MW wind farm and 100 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in […]

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