Archive for the ‘South Sudan’ Category

Starsight Premier Energy Considers Expansion Into South Sudan, DRC

Via The Africa Report, an article on Starsight Premier Energy’s potential expansion into South Sudan, DRC: Starsight Premier Energy CEO Rupesh Hindocha sees cheap solar power as the key to unlocking Africa’s manufacturing potential. Starsight Premier Energy, a joint venture between Starsight Energy and Premier Solar, is considering entering South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo […]

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Russia and South Sudan: Exploring Opportunities for Bilateral Cooperation

Via Modern Diplomacy, a report on efforts between Russia and South Sudan to explore opportunties for bilateral investment and cooperation: Ultimately Russia has returned to Africa, this time not with ‘business as usual’ and rhetorics, but doubled actions to invigorate its relations after holding Sochi and St. Petersburg summits. As sealed in the summit declarations, […]

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From Garrison Town to Gold Rush City: Life in Juba, Africa’s Youngest Capital

Courtesy of The Guardian, a look at life in Juba which – twenty years ago – was a small army settlement, but now, oil money and immigration have turned it into a precarious boomtown: Kettles steam on charcoal stoves in the cool morning breeze. It’s a rainy day in Juba, South Sudan’s capital. There are […]

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South Sudan in Talks to Bypass Conflict by Trucking Oil Exports

Via Bloomberg, a report on Juba’s exploration of alternative routes to export its oil, given ongoing conflict in Sudan: South Sudan is in talks with Kenya and Ethiopia to truck oil to the coast for export, which would mitigate the risk of depending on pipelines running through war-plagued Sudan. The East African nation relies on […]

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China’s Oil Gambit in Africa’s Conflict Zones

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a report on China’s efforts to double down on its African energy investments even in the face of local opposition and violent conflict: As China, the United States, and other players jockey for position in present and future energy sectors, the African continent faces a pivotal moment in its oil and […]

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China Holds Upper Hand in Battle With U.S. For Africa’s Energy

Via Nikkei Asia, an article on how China holds upper hand in battle with U.S. for Africa’s energy: Power generation has become the latest battleground in the China-U.S. competition in Africa, giving resource-poor countries a chance to seek more project funding. Beijing’s investments in energy infrastructure have expanded greatly, while the U.S. has launched a […]

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