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German Expertise is Behind West Africa’s First LNG Storage and Regasification Plant

German companies ESC Engineers and Noordtec worked closely with Equatoguinean contractor Elite Construcciones on the design, development and construction of the Akonikien LNG project in Equatorial Guinea. The 14,000 cubic metres storage and regasification plant …

UN, US Honor Humanitarian Workers on World Humanitarian Day

The United Nations is paying special tribute on World Humanitarian Day to the tens of thousands of women who risk their lives to provide life-saving assistance to millions of destitute people in areas of conflict. …

Civil Society Workers Run Afoul of Tanzania Security Officials in Sign of Increasing Clampdown

African civil society campaigners attending a conference in Tanzania were questioned and warned over the weekend, in what human rights activists say is part of a continuing clampdown on free speech in the East African …

Tanzanian Governor’s Plan for Married-Men Database Called ‘Infringement’

A Tanzanian regional governor is calling for a nationwide public database listing married men as a means of protecting prospective brides from humiliation and heartbreak, he says.

Paul Makonda, the top official in the commercial …

Sudanese Military, Protest Leaders Sign Transition Deal

Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and protest leaders on Saturday signed a historic power-sharing agreement in Khartoum.

The pact opens the way for the two factions to form a joint military and civilian council that will …

UN Condemns Government Crackdown on Peaceful Protests in Zimbabwe

GENEVA – The U.N. human rights office is condemning a crackdown Friday in Zimbabwe by riot police on peaceful protesters in the capital, Harare. The agency is calling for an investigation into excessive use of …

Malawi Court Uses Death Sentence to Help Stop Attacks on Albinos

A court in Malawi sentenced three people to death this week for killing an albino person. They had been found guilty of a gruesome murder in which they removed the victim’s limbs for use in …