Eastern protests erupt to halt crude imports into Sudan and exports from South Sudan

Issue 447 - 07 Oct 2021

The issue leads with a focus on Sudan and South Sudan, where protestors succeeded in blocking a shipment of crude through Port Sudan, underscoring the continued instability wrought by an incomplete regional peace agreement that has left key eastern tribes excluded.

Dan Marks takes a look at Tanzania, where President Samia Suluhu Hassan has made sweeping changes to the leadership of the energy sector but significant macroeconomic, political and legislative obstacles remain.

Power coverage also includes a feature on Kenya, where a presidential taskforce report which recommended that PPAs be redrawn has been greeted with resignation by stakeholders who have been ground down by years of dithering.

John Hamilton focuses on the clan divisions that are pushing Somalia towards even greater instability and leave even the most attractive oil and other assets stranded for want of investors able to mitigate Somalian risk.

James Gavin leads the oil and gas coverage with a feature on Angola where nine blocks recently snapped up in an onshore licensing round and offshore activity are a success story in a year when the post-dos Santos country has sought to reverse a gloomy narrative.

The African Energy View focuses on TotalEnergies’ latest strategy and outlook paper, which offers a glimpse of a corporate world in transition.


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