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Aussie minnow signs with Mnangagwa for Zimbabwe exploration

Heads of state don’t routinely sign exploration agreements with single asset IOCs, but Zimbabwe needs investment to provide some good news for President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s hard-pressed regime. Citing changing market conditions and improvements to local regulations, the Australian partner is exuding confidence that it can make the prospect viable in a region where gas was discovered by Mobil in the early 1990s but reserves were unexploited due to a lack of regional demand and Zimbabwe’s economic chaos.

Issue 436 - 15 April 2021



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Transparency and access are drivers for a better African future

As African Energy editor Thalia Griffiths leaves to explore new opportunities, colleagues asked for her take on developments after 23 years leading the publication. For all the tragedies like the current Ethiopian conflict, she sees real hope for a better future on a continent where, in many places, governance has improved and previously marginalised populations are becoming empowered to enact positive change.

Issue 435 - 25 March 2021

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