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, 10-25-14, 7:04'Terrorists' Hide-Out Raided[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The intervention of security forces in Chebbaou, delegation of Oued Ellil ended successfully after 28 hours of negotiations but also of firefight with the terrorist group holed up in a house, Interior Ministry's spokesman Mohamed Ali Laroui said Friday.
Saturday, 10-25-14, 6:38Ruling Party Faces Possible Split[Zimbabwe Independent]ZANU PF could be on the verge of a split as its new kid on the block, President Robert Mugabe's 49 year-old-wife Grace Mugabe, who has plunged headlong into turbulent and volatile Zanu PF politics, appears to be deepening divisions in the faction-ridden party, amid speculation Mugabe is aiming for a political dynasty in Zimbabwe.
Saturday, 10-25-14, 5:43Many Killed in Canoe Accident[Zambia Reports]Twenty four people from Henga primary school in Gwembe District southern province have drowned while trying to cross Lake Kariba on their way to independence jubilee celebrations.
Saturday, 10-25-14, 5:30Ruling Party Leads with Wide Margin[AIM]With the official results of last week's general election now in from all 11 of Mozambique's provincial constituencies, it is clear that Filipe Nyusi, the candidate of the ruling Frelimo Party, has won with around 57% of the vote - considerably less than the over 60% predicted at the start of the vote tabulation.
Saturday, 10-25-14, 5:11Ruling Party Faces Tougher Opposition[Deutsche Welle]Voting in Botswana was proceeding smoothly on Friday in a general election in which the ruling party faces an unprecedented test against a recently united opposition.