TotalEnergies Mozambique LNG project may resume within 18 months, says AfDB
30 August 2021 | 1:30 pm
TotalEnergies' liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique could be back on track within the next 18 months after African armies deployed to help quell an insurgency, the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) said on Friday (August 27). The French energy giant declared force majeure on the $20 billion project in April after Islamic State-linked fighters overran the town of Palma, on the doorstep of its facilities in the northern Cabo Delgado province. It estimated at the time the disruption would delay development by at least a year.
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Inside the $600m steel project set to create 3,500 jobs for Nigerians
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Gilbert Bani popularly known by his stage name A-Q, is a Nigerian rapper and songwriter. He spoke to GuardianTV about rap in Nigeria, his album project, and how his relationship with other rappers.
3 Jun 2020
Many people still associate rap music with gangsters and criminals. Up-and-coming Kenyan rapper Madigolo wants to change this perception. The young artist believes her music helps empower other young women.
27 Jul 2020
The katsina state Government has commenced the handing over of sites for the construction of multi billion Naira storm water drainage projects by the World Bank.
1 Sep 2020
Sacha Jafri, a British artist, has taken over the ballroom of a luxury hotel in Dubai to produce the largest painting ever created on canvas. The 1,980-square-meter (over 21,000 square feet) artwork will be cut into separate panels, which the painter is auctioning off in the hope of raising $30 million for charity.
31 Oct 2020
French-Swiss artist Saype (real name Guillaume Legros) unveils three massive land-art productions in Istanbul, as a part of his "Beyond Walls" project in which he paints giant intertwined hands to symbolise "the largest human chain" around the world. Istanbul is the eighth step of the project which he began in June 2019.
20 Dec 2020
Opponents of a project to build a third runway at Heathrow airport react in front of Britain's Supreme Court after it ruled in favour of the plan, overturning a legal decision to block it on environmental grounds as the aviation industry looks to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
21 Jan 2021
The newly inaugurated US president has issued an executive order to cancel the controversial Canadian pipeline project approved by his predecessor. Joe Biden has said climate change will be a big focus of his presidency.
Lagos State government compensates owners of buildings to be affected by mass transit red line project
16 Apr 2021
Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu has presented cheques to Project Affected Persons of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit Red Line Project.
19 Apr 2021
Football enthusiasts react in front of Arsenal's Emirates Stadium to the plans by six of England's biggest clubs to join forces with top Spanish and Italian sides to form the basis of a breakaway European Super League (ESL). The plans put forward by Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham have been hit by widespread condemnation by the UK government, governing bodies, fans and former players.
22 Apr 2021
The website for the failed European football Super League venture remains accessible on Wednesday 21 April, after most of the founding teams backed down from plans to form a breakaway competition, drawing the anger of FIFA, UEFA, politicians and especially, fans.
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Clashes between the Congolese armed forces and the M23 militia group have sent thousands of people over the border to Rwanda seeking shelter. Meanwhile, the UK and Rwanda are to settle 50 undocumented migrants who arrived on British shores in the Rwandan capital Kigali; we take a closer look. And Zimbabwe wants to sidestep international conventions to sell its $600 million stockpile in black market ivory – not without controversy.
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The Russia House in Davos has always sold the Russia story to global investors, but now it's having to tell a rather bitter truth. In the absence of Russians, Ukraine is making sure Moscow's excesses are not forgotten.
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A wave of protests swept across Iran as people went online to express their opposition to the death penalty given to three young Iranians for taking part in demonstrations last year.
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The world is facing its worst food crisis in history. Millions of tonnes of wheat are stuck in Ukraine, worsening an already precarious situation for many countries that depend on exports from the region. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva tells FRANCE 24 Business Editor Kate Moody that only "very strong international mobilisation" will save the lives of millions of people. Also in our update from Davos: EU member states move towards an embargo on Russian oil, but with no consensus on the timeline.
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Over two thirds of young Colombians say their lives have got worse over the past year, which saw a fierce crackdown on anti-government protests in a country still recovering from five decades of conflict. Six years after the peace deal with the FARC rebels, many young people are backing the former mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, in the May 29 presidential election. If he wins, Petro would become Colombia's first-ever leftist leader. In this special edition of Inside the Americas, we meet several young Colombians who are hoping for change.