Solar lanterns bring light to refugee camps

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has provided more than 600 solar lanterns to bring clean energy and safety to refugee camps in Somalia. The renewable energy technology will be distributed to households within IDP (internally displaced persons) settlements in Mogadishu, as part of a clean power project financed by the OPEC Fund for International […]

New UK explorer signs oil and gas deal with Somalia

A newly-formed British company has signed an oil and gas exploration deal with the Government of Somalia. Under the agreement – which is the first in Somalia’s oil and gas industry following decades of civil war – Soma Oil & Gas will conduct seismic surveying in the nation’s waters agreed with the Government and in […]

Oil and gas ‘will boost East African economy’

The promise of East African oil and gas is continuing to grow and will add value to the region, an upstream oil expert believes. Dr Duncan Clarke, Chairman of Global Pacific & Partners thinks both onshore and offshore oil in the 15 countries of the region including Kenya, Somalia and regional oil giant Uganda are […]

Oil tanker hijacked off Oman

An oil tanker carrying crude worth around £125m has been hijacked off Oman. The ship, the Irene, is owned by a Greek shipping company and was on its way from the Arabian Gulf to the Gulf of Mexico. Reports suggest the ship came under siege from armed men and so far there has been no […]