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The right time to bet on Angola

António Henriques da Silva Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Luanda-Bengo Special Economic Zone and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Angola’s Agency for Private Investment and Export Promotion (AIPEX)  The Republic of Angola has always generated enormous interest from investors in all sectors all over the world. However, recently the economic […]

Angola’s Special Economic Zone, provides new services to national and foreign investors with the inauguration of the GAI – Investor Support Office

The Luanda-Bengo Special Economic Zone (ZEE)  launched a useful new tool for investors,  the GAI (Guiché de Apoio ao Investidor), or Investor Support Office, which in addition to supporting the presidential directive to facilitate access for national and foreign investors, will eliminate bureaucratic obstacles that can hinder the actions of those who want to access […]

What you need to know about Angola’s premier Oil, Gas and Tech Conference

The upcoming second Angola Oil and Gas Service and Technology Conference (AOTC), is set to run in Luanda from 23-25 November and it’s shaping up to be the event of the year. The event billed as the country’s premier oil, gas and technology conference has once again been endorsed by the Angolan Ministry of Mineral […]

Global Industry Experts to Unite to Empower Women to Advance in the Oil and Gas Sector

“The women empowerment era will bring a new dynamic to the Industry. Not to just by empower other women  but also our communities.” Ms. Eugenia Langa, founder and CEO, Nweba, speaker Angola Energy Series 2021 The first set of speakers has been announced for the first event in the 2021 Angola Energy Series, ‘Women in […]

AECIPA Launches Programme for the Angola Energy Series 2021

Following the considerable success of the inaugural Angola Energy Month December 2020, the Angolan Oil & Gas Service Companies Association (AECIPA) has announced the launch of its Angola Energy Series programme, which will culminate in the 2nd Angola Oil and Gas Service and Technology Conference (AOTC) hosted in Luanda from 23-25 November. AECIPA established the […]

Angolan Legal Reform Shows How Africa Can Use Oil and Gas As a Springboard Towards Job Creation— But Only if It Looks Beyond the Obvious Options

For decades, many of Africa’s oil- and gas-producing states followed a predictable pattern. They treated their oil and gas primarily as raw materials that could be sold abroad for a quick profit, rather than as a means of supporting efforts to make more lasting changes in the economy of the nation as a whole. This […]

African Countries Must Develop Strategic Fiscal Policies to Survive Oil and Gas Industry Changes on Horizon

NJ Ayuk

The future of the global oil and gas industry has been a subject of great fascination and debate for decades. Since COVID-19 surfaced, there has been even more conjecture on this topic and, in particular, the most likely timing for “peak oil,” when crude production reaches its maximum rate before going into permanent decline. Predictions […]

Exclusive Interview with NJ Ayuk

NJ Ayuk is the CEO of Centurion Law Group and the Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber.

NJ Ayuk is the CEO of Centurion Law Group and the Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber. His experience negotiating oil and gas deals has given him an expert’s grasp of Africa’s energy landscape. He is the author of few books and one of them named “Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy and […]

The African Energy Chamber shares its vision for Africa through 60-minute sessions

Africa Vision Webinar

The 60-minute session will take place on 24 July 2020, registration is free at aecwebinars.com Executive Chairman, NJ Ayuk; Senior Vice President, Verner Ayukegba; Sergio Pugliese, President for Angola; Leoncio Amada Nze, Executive President, CEMAC region and Eng. Elizabeth Rogo, Executive President for East Africa will provide their observations of their market and highlight the […]

Angola bets on avitourism to attract tourists and revenue

The Ministry of Tourism of Angola, in line with guidelines from the WTO (World Tourism Organization), has as a goal for the year 2020 – 2021 a bet on Rural Tourism, involving this and other projects for the development and fight against poverty.  Within the scope of the project “Betting on Aviturismo”  the Ministry of […]

The African Energy Chamber launches the Top 25 Movers and Shakers to Watch list

ENGIE starts operations of Kathu, a 100 MW Concentrated Solar Plant and one of South Africa’s largest renewable energy projects

United States President Trump’s America First strategy to shape Africa’s energy industry Barkindos OPEC to bring stability Nigerian entrepreneurs dominate the African energy landscape Angola on rebound Senegal champions gas  On Wednesday, the African Energy Chamber launched its inaugural Top 25 Movers and Shakers to Watch list. Providing a window to what key developments and advancements the […]

The African Energy Chamber is set to release its African Energy Outlook for 2020

Aerial Top View Tanker Ship Park In Sea .

What is the African Energy Outlook 2020? A comprehensive overview of the oil and gas sector across sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on the strategic, operational and investment trends in the industry. Key insights Strategic: The low oil price environment is forcing African producers to sharpen their competitive edge. Several governments, including Angola, Gabon, and […]

Demand for African Talent is Increasing

Strategies to share talent between Africa and France By Kiné Seck Mercier A young woman spends her youth in Nigeria, leaving to attend a university in London. She goes on to work in the United States, Ghana, South America, Kenya and Zambia, finally settling in Paris. In many ways, she is illustrating an increasingly common […]

How to unlock Africa’s $3tn free trade opportunity

Africa-regions. Source: Wikipedia

New research from global law firm Baker McKenzie and Oxford Economics – AfCFTA’s US$ 3 trillion Opportunity: Weighing Existing Barriers against Potential Economic Gains – shows that if fully implemented, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will unlock significant but uneven growth opportunities on the continent. The African Union is putting the Africa Continental Free Trade […]

Seedstars Is Returning To Luanda To Find The Best Startup In Angola

On the 6th of September, 2019 up to ten of Angola’s best seed-stage startups will compete to represent the country at the Seedstars Summit and win up to USD 500,000 in equity investments and other prizes.  Seedstars Global Winner at Seedstars Summit 2019 Seedstars World, the largest startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup […]

Terrestrial fiber infrastructure investments key to enabling the growth of Africa’s digital economy say experts at International Telecoms Week’s (ITW) Africa Panel Session

Experts at the 2019 ‘Africa Panel Session’ of the International Telecoms Week (ITW), that was held recently in Atlanta, USA discussed the importance of infrastructure investments in local internet exchanges and terrestrial networks as being instrumental to facilitating the development and growth of Africa’s digital economy. Presenting on the theme “Enabling Africa’s Digital Economy”, Principal […]

Angola is Next in Line for South African Energy Companies’ Regional Expansion

By African Energy Chamber  As Angola works on attracting foreign investors from the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, its closest African neighbours are also entering the race to tap into vast investment opportunities in Africa’s second biggest oil producing market. Beyond the traditional African oil players, most of them coming from Nigeria, South […]

U.S. Firms Will Not Be Left Behind as Energy Investments Pick Up in Angola’s Oil Sector

The Fortaleza de Sao Miguel (1576) watches over the south end of the bay at Luanda, Angola. 8 April 2015. Source: Luanda Skyline. Photo Credit: David Stanley from Nanaimo, Canada.

By African Energy Chamber Angola has emerged as the hub of foreign direct investments within Africa, and the prospects of attracting more FDI this year are bright, particularly in the country’s oil and gas sector. The ambitious reform agenda of President João Laurenço and that of the Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum, Dr. Diamantino […]

In Exclusive Video Statement, Angola President Touts Economic Reforms, Invites Investors to Angola Oil & Gas 2019

Angola President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço

President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço will unpack best international practices for Angola’s oil and gas sector Angola has adopted a new era of oil and gas through reforms and transparency of tenders; President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço will unpack best international practices for Angola’s oil and gas sector at the first Angola Oil & Gas […]

Friday@Noon on Economic Development in Africa: 2018

Along the east coast, north from Durban are huge sugar cane fields. Author: (WT-en) Fluglotse2000 at English Wikivoyage aka. User:Africaspotter Wikipedia.org

by Johan Burger The NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies publishes a weekly newsletter on issues relevant to Africa. This paper is based on issues addressed in the newsletter. The year 2018 saw numerous cases of economic development on the African continent. This would include trade, etc. Africa The US$2 trillion-plus Sub-Saharan Africa economy continues to […]

Friday@Noon on Agriculture in Africa – 2018

African Business News

by Johan Burger This paper addresses events and trends in the agriculture sector in Africa for 2018. It is based on the media articles addressed in the Friday@Noon weekly newsletters of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies in Singapore. These are by no means meant to constitute an exhaustive list of developments. General Agriculture in […]

Angola: From War to Wildlife Beauty

Bay of Luanda (view from Island of Luanda), Angola. June 2008. Author: Paulo César Santos

Angola, a country which has been within the grasp of heavy war for decades. Angola got her independence in the year of 1975. But another dark era was waiting for them. Just after achieving their independence in 1975, the civil war began lasted till 2002, which means for almost 27 years! But the best part […]