2012-02-21 13:08:54BP Makes Opaque Payments for Oil Block As Petro-Lobby Seeks Weak Transparency Rules[Global Witness]
As oil industry lobbyists attempt to water down watershed transparency legislation in the United States and the European Union, Global Witness shows that BP has agreed to make multi-million dollar payments into obscure "social projects" controlled by the highly opaque state oil company of Angola as part of a deal to win oil exploration rights.
Saturday, 04-19-14, 22:17Dozens Die in Cattle Raid[Sudan Tribune]Juba -At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured when suspected cattle raiders attacked a village in South Sudan's Warrap state on Thursday, an official said.
Saturday, 04-19-14, 22:15Ghana's Oil Quagmire[Ghanaian Chronicle]As Ghana strives harder to escape the quagmire of oil curse which is the vile menace of oil and gas producing countries in third world countries across the globe, there are already looming signals that Ghana is virtually losing its gravity and battles to the foreign partners in her oil and gas industry.
Saturday, 04-19-14, 22:13Opposition Seeks Talks Over Constitution[Zambia Reports]Sixteen opposition political parties have written to President Michael Sata asking for a meeting over the constitution making process impasse.
Saturday, 04-19-14, 22:11Bouteflika Wins Fourth Term[Deutsche Welle]Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been re-elected for a fourth term. But the 77-year-old is seriously ill and barely able to communicate. Doubts over whether he is still able to lead his country are growing.
Saturday, 04-19-14, 22:00Women Outraged As Scores of Girls Still Missing[VOA]Abuja -More than five days after the abduction of more than 100 teenage girls in Northeastern Nigeria, 85 girls remain missing, believed to be deep within a dangerous forest.