Category Archives: South Sudan

South Sudan: African Union Disappoints on Justice

The African Union Commission’s failure to advance justice for the countless victims of atrocities in South Sudan raises concerns about the regional body’s commitment to accountability, 34 South Sudanese, regional, and international rights organizations said in a letter to the AU Commission released today. The South Sudanese government, after years of delay, announced on January 29, 2021 that […]

Ministry Of Petroleum Launches First Oil Licensing Round Political Progress And Stability Sees South Sudan Open Up Energy Sector For Investment

Juba, South Sudan, June 23rd, 2021 – The Ministry of Petroleum (MoP) of the Republic of South Sudan, is honored to announce the launch of the country’s first Oil Licensing Round. The MoP has identified new exploration blocks with potential hydrocarbons and has compiled crucial data to provide to interested investors, operators and counterparties. According […]

Ezra Power Plant Shut-Down Notice Republic Of South Sudan Government Fails To Make Promised Payments

Ezra Construction and Development Group (ECDG) hereby gives notice that the Juba power plant will cease to operate in the next few days. On 31 March, 2021, the company had notified Hon. Peter Marcello Nasir Jelenge, Minister of Energy and Dams, that it would be forced to take this drastic action unless the government of […]

Rethink. Rewrite. Start 2021 with a Dynamic Plan of Action for Your Consulting Business

Deon Binneman

Deon Binneman, the Reputation Go-to Guy is hosting a one-day, interactive masterclass called “How to Market your Consulting Practice” on the 11th of December at the Hotel Apollo in Randburg aimed at independent consultants, business developers, freelancers, professional service providers, and owners of service orientated SME’s. The masterclass is designed to empower consultants and persons in private or […]

South Sudan powering ahead with oil production

Toors oil field in South Sudan. Credit: South Sudan Ministry of Petroleum

The Republic of South Sudan is optimistic about increasing their oil production despite the challenges posed by Covid-19. The global pandemic may have curtailed some of the country’s plans for their oil industry but the Ministry of Petroleum is  firmly focused on looking ahead with plans to up their oil production. The South Sudanese undersecretary […]

Africa Oil & Power: Home of oil and gas licensing rounds

Africa Oil Power

Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Senegal will continue to showcase their hydrocarbon potential at the 2019 Africa Oil & Power conference and exhibition. Senegal and South Sudan will launch their next oil and gas licensing round at AOP 2019. Senegalese President, H.E Macky Sall, will be honoured as Africa Oil Man of the Year by Africa […]

AfriLabs Network Expands to 45 African Countries


Abuja, Nigeria AfriLabs, the largest pan-African network of technology and innovation centres, has admitted 27 new hubs into her network, extending her reach into 6 new countries and 12 new cities. The new countries are Guinea, Mauritius, South Sudan, Libya, Tunisia and Botswana. This brings her membership to a total of 158 Hubs in 45 […]

New Petroleum Agreement between South Africa and South Sudan

From left to right is South African Energy minister Jeff Radebe, president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit and Ambassador Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Minister of Petroleum of the Republic of South Sudan

The signing of the new exploration and production sharing agreement (EPSA) between South Sudan and South Africa’s Strategic Fuel Fund (SFF) is a boost to the oil sector and promotes peace and stability within the country. This landmark oil deal marks yet another achievement for Africa’s growing energy investments and will provide further boost to […]

Scatec Solar will install solar technology at Humanitarian Hub in South Sudan

Solar Energy to Power Humanitarian Hub in Malakal by 2020

Solar Energy to Power Humanitarian Hub in Malakal by 2020 Thanks to a new private sector collaboration linking Scandinavia to Sub-Saharan Africa, a Norwegian company will be helping the International Organization for Migration harness solar energy to power a significant part of its ongoing joint humanitarian operations in Malakal, South Sudan, by early next year. […]

African Energy Chamber and Oil Industry Investors Welcome South Sudan Investment Drive in South Africa

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South African and African private sector participants have an amazing opportunity to invest in South Sudan’s’ peace and make huge profits. This week the African Energy Chamber (AEC) will join Hon. Nhial Deng Nhial, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Hon. Salvatore Garang Mabiordit, Minister of Finance and Planning, South Sudan’s global investment […]

Trends and Events in Africa 2018

Map of the REC Pillars of the African Economic Community. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

by Johan Burger 2018 has been an interesting year for Africa, with various events and trends becoming visible. 2016 saw the effects of the slowdown of China’s economic growth due to its rebalancing of its economy and the end of the commodity price super cycle. 2017 brought some relief. In Africa, 2018 demonstrated a number […]

Friday@Noon on Agriculture in Africa – 2018

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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 […]

South Sudan – IMF: Demonstrating dedication to peace, economic stabilization, and robust management of oil revenue and public finances will be key in rebuilding policy credibility and regaining access to external financial support

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A staff team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Jan Mikkelsen, visited South Sudan during March 5-15 to conduct discussions of the 2019 Article IV Consultation South Sudan is facing a deep economic crisis following several years of conflict; The September 2018 peace agreement has increased the prospects for lasting peace and reestablishing […]

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 […]

The Secret Chinese Arms Trade in the Horn of Africa

The Secret Chinese Arms Trade in the Horn of Africa

China is actively positioning itself as a major supplier of arms to the African continent and is stepping up its shipments of weapons to conflict zones through Djibouti in the Horn of Africa. EXX Africa ( published a special report on the secret Chinese arms trade in the Horn of Africa. Beyond the commercial objective of increasing sales […]

Resilient East African economies to enjoy sustained economic growth

East Africa’s tech hubs spur the next generation of disruptors Growth in GDP and rising export revenues provide sound foundations East Africa’s tech hubs spur the next generation of disruptors Ongoing improvement in East Africa’s economic prospects is forecast by Ecobank’s research team in the newly published East Africa section of its flagship financial website, AfricaFICC […]

South Sudan Puts Investment First at Dedicated Energy & Infrastructure Event in Juba

The Republic of South Sudan is to host the first dedicated energy and infrastructure event in the nation’s history. Organized by Africa Oil & Power and fully commissioned and endorsed by the Transitional Government of National Unity, South Sudan Oil & Power 2017 will take place October 11-12 at Freedom Hall in Juba. Industry experts, […]

South Sudan Launches Open Tender for Petroleum Audit

The Government of National Unity of South Sudan commits to transparency and enhanced efficiency in its petroleum sector. Open tender announced for companies to complete a petroleum sector audit and produce a 2017 audit report. Tender opens immediately and closes on July 14, with winners to be announced on July 17, 2017. South Sudan’s government […]

South Sudan: New Spate of Ethnic Killings

Government soldiers and allied militias deliberately killed at least 16 civilians in South Sudan’s western town of Wau on April 10, 2017, in what appears to be an act of collective punishment, Human Rights Watch said today. The attacks were against people presumed to support the opposition because of their ethnicity. The killings followed weeks […]

WHO supports new initiative to more easily allow people living in South Sudan’s rural communities to access health services

Currently, only 40% of people in South Sudan are within reach of health facilities and have consistent access to primary health care services The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the Republic of South Sudan’s Ministry of Health and partners to roll-out a new approach to community health service delivery called the Boma Health Initiative. […]

Oranto Launches $500-Million Oil Exploration Campaign in South Sudan

EPSA contract signed today in Juba for South Sudan acreage. Oranto Petroleum is the 90% shareholder and operator of large Block B3, plans to invest $500 million for exploration and development. Government looks to new entrants to boost oil production. Oranto Petroleum will invest $500 million to develop South Sudan’s Block B3, launching a comprehensive […]

Commodities, Rainfall, Instability Biggest Challenges —African Ministers

Rising inflation, drops in currency due to political instability Low commodity prices adding to fiscal pressures Help from international community “paramount” Low commodity prices, climate change, and insecurity are forcing many countries to make significant fiscal adjustments, African finance ministers said during the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington D.C. Ministers from four of the […]