Category Archives: Republic of the Congo

Promoting the Pan-African Energy Agenda: H.E. Minister Bruno Jean Richard Itoua of the Republic of the Congo Reiterates his Support Towards African Energy Week in Cape Town

With an ambitious Gas Master Plan, progressive petroleum regulation, and a united stakeholder approach, H.E. Bruno Itoua is focused on making deals, and will promote a pan-African energy transition at African Energy Week in Cape Town. H.E. Bruno Jean Richard Itoua, Minister of Hydrocarbons for the Republic of the Congo has reiterated both his support […]

Sidney and Bernice Clyman – African Art collection

There are many ways to collect ancient and historical pieces of art. One of the most famous ways to collect art pieces and show off your wealth is to go to an auction house. Auction houses not only have the most unique collection of items but it is also a place where an individual can […]

The rise and rise of African oil and gas: Seven trends that will shape sub-Saharan Africa’s oil and gas in 2020 and beyond

Africa holds around 7% of the world’s proven crude oil and natural gas reserves, yet the continent remains largely under-explored. It’s safe to say that the motherland is far from having exploited its full potential. For this potential to bear fruit and translate into economic development and jobs, several things need to happen. Good thing […]

10 developments that will shape Africa’s energy sector in 2019

MENA NEW ENERGY 2019, DUBAI, UAE. MENA Renewable Energy Project Pipeline. Wind, solar, energy storage conference and exhibition

This year will be key for the advancement of new exploration and production development projects from West to East Africa After a year of rebound and recovery, Africa’s old and new hydrocarbons markets have an opportunity to further entrench the continent’s position as the world’s hottest oil and gas frontier in 2019. However, the new […]

Republic of Congo Greenwashing Efforts Exposed at Africa Oil Week

Republic of Congo Greenwashing Efforts Exposed at Africa Oil Week

The Republic of Congo’s Environment Minister was applauded only a week ago by the FAO and UN Environment at the launch of a new International Tropical Peatland Center in Jakarta Greenpeace Africa ( blew the whistle today on the Republic of Congo’s most recent greenwashing campaign by exposing its plans to tender three oil blocks […]

Republic of Congo announces promotion of Licence Round Phase 2 to take place at Africa Oil Week 2018

Africa Oil Week ( and the Ministry of Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Congo today announced the promotion of the Congo-Brazzaville Licence Round Phase 2 2018/19 at Africa Oil Week, 5th – 9th November 2018. Congo Minister of Hydrocarbons, Jean-Marc Thystère Tchicaya stated, “With the support of PGS and AOW, we have scheduled the promotion […]

Congo and OPEC: A marriage of mutual need

The Republic of the Congo has suffered dearly during the oil collapse; and Congolese President Denis Nguesso has pledged that the country would no longer be sitting on the side lines — suffering the effects of global decision-making in the oil industry without a voice. In an official communiqué announcing the bid for OPEC membership, […]

Using African Gas for Africa First

A private sector initiative called LNG2Africa is addressing one of the continent’s biggest lost opportunities, turning LNG into an African asset 2018 is turning out to be a bold new year. We are witnessing changes to the African energy market that are both welcome and long-awaited for. We spoke before of the great progress Nigeria […]

Africa & Middle East: Slingshot, the spy that came in from the router

So far, researchers have seen around 100 victims of Slingshot and its related modules, located in Kenya, Yemen, Afghanistan, Libya, Congo, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia and Tanzania Kaspersky Lab ( researchers have uncovered a sophisticated threat used for cyber-espionage in the Middle East and Africa from at least 2012 until February 2018. The malware, […]

Dangote, the Congo plant and the imperative of African industrialization

The Dangote Group of Nigeria, one of the pre-eminent industrial conglomerates in Africa, in pursuit of its pan-African development and emancipation strategy, on November 23, 2017 formally launched its newest economic development industrial project, the Dangote Cement plant in Mfila, in Congo-Brazzaville. With this $300 million dollars, 1.5 million metric tonne per annum plant, the […]

The United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration enters into force today

 The United Nations Convention in Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration (“The Mauritius Convention on Transparency”) will enter into force today, 18 October 2017. The Convention has to date been ratified by Canada, Mauritius and Switzerland. None of the ratifying States made reservations and, as a result, the Transparency Rules are now part of the investor-State […]

Statement at the end of an IMF Mission to the Republic of Congo

The IMF team was received by President Denis Sassou-Nguesso An IMF staff team headed by Abdoul Aziz Wane visited Brazzaville from September 25 to October 4, 2017 to collect information, including to reassess the country’s debt, discuss cash management with the authorities, and conduct a scoping for a diagnostic study on governance issues in the Republic […]

CIEHC-3, 3rd Congo International Hydrocarbons Conference & Exhibition

24 – 26 April 2017 Palais des Congres, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo The Republic of Congo A favourable framework – Untapped Resources – A global oil & gas destination CIEHC-3, the Republic of Congo’s Third International Hydrocarbons Conference & Exhibition will take place from 24 – 26 April 2017 in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo and […]

Support for demarcating the borders around the Congo: a project to be concluded on November 30th 2016

In July 2015, the Congolese Ministry of the Interior and Decentralisation called on IGN FI to support the country in its exchanges with bordering countries. This project is now drawing to a close and will be concluded on November 30th when Congolese experts and experts from IGN FI will present the project’s results as well […]

IMF Staff Completes 2016 Article IV Mission to the Republic of Congo

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Dalia Hakura, Mission Chief for the Republic of Congo, visited Brazzaville during October 25-November 7, 2016 to conduct discussions for the 2016 Article IV review of the Congolese economy. Discussions focused on assessing the macroeconomic impact of the sharp decline in oil prices and the short- and […]

SA delegation discovers central African port development opportunities

Research and consulting specialists Africa House led a high-level business delegation to central African port cities this month, to explore business opportunities in new port developments in Cameroon and neighbouring Republic of Congo. The visit followed a fact finding mission by Paul Runge, Director Projects & Development Finance at Africa House, to Douala and Kribi […]

Dr Moeti proposes Actions to address Fake Medical Products

Every day, fake medicines and medical products are sold at street corners, in open air markets or on unregulated websites in several countries in the African Region. These poor quality, unsafe medicines and products promote drug resistance and lead to loss of confidence in health professionals, pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors and in health systems. In […]

Integrated Payment Markets Will Fuel Future Growth

Congo registering a strong demand momentum for international and cross-border money transfers A recently concluded workshop on the Future of Money Transfers conducted by TerraPay in coordination with ARTF in Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire established that global digital payment rails would create new opportunities for future growth. Like most economies in Africa, Congo is registering a […]

A Trans-African Inland Waterway and Canal Transportation System

The Nile River has been navigable since the time of the pharaohs some 4,000-years ago, while sections of the Niger, Benue, Congo and Zambezi Rivers have also been navigable. While Cecil John Rhodes sought to build a north – south Cape-to-Cairo railway line, African railway networks remain regional with the own distinctive railway gauge. Paced […]

Food prices fall in November amid robust global inventories

Food security worsening in areas suffering from civil conflict and adverse weather conditions Major food commodity prices fell in November, reversing about half their rise in the previous month, as the cost of internationally-traded staples, except for sugar, fell across the board. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 156.7 points in November, down 1.6 percent […]

2015 Anzisha Prize award for African youth entrepreneurs

The Anzisha Prize ( is pleased to announce a diverse, experienced and representative judging panel for the 2015 Anzisha Prize award for African youth entrepreneurs. The Prize has invited a panel of four experienced professionals from the both the business and social sectors who represent a holistic view of contributors to the dialogue around youth […]

IFAD new financing to strengthen inland fisheries and aquaculture, and to boost food and nutrition security in the Republic of the Congo

The Republic of the Congo and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed today a US$17.56 million agreement to finance an inland fisheries and aquaculture project (PD-PAC) in the northern departments of Cuvette, Cuvette-Ouest, Sangha and Plateaux. The funding includes a $7.7 million IFAD loan, a $ 0.5 million IFAD grant, a […]