Category archives for: Oil & Gas

Zimbabwe villagers, fuel firm fight over land

GreenFuel truck in , Chisumbanje, Manicaland, Zimbabwe. Photo supplied

from DANAI MWARUMBA in Mutare, Zimbabwe MUTARE, (CAJ News) – MORE than 100 villagers east of Zimbabwe have dragged an ethanol producer to court in protest of the company occupying their communal land and interfering with farming activities. The villagers in Chipinge, Manicaland Province have petitioned the High Court seeking an order restraining GreenFuel from […]

Maize soap and mixed views at climate summit

Poland's main source of energy - coal

from ANDRZEJ KOWALCYK in Katowice, Poland KATOWICE, (CAJ News) – It was never going to be easy holding a United Nations climate-change meeting in a country that gets 80 per cent of its energy from coal and is planning more of the same. The 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) to the Paris Accord on Climate […]

AMG throws Zimbabwe economic lifeline

Businessman Frank Buyanga greets Zimbabwe deputy president Kembo Mohadi

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE has received some reprieve after a gold medallion company based in neighbouring South Africa pledged to finance the procurement of scarce commodities in the economically-besieged country. African Medallion Group (AMG), the Johannesburg-based company founded by Zimbabwean entrepreneur and philanthropist, Frank Buyanga, made the offer in a letter to […]

Angola worse off as hyped economic vision fails litmus test

Angola President João Lourenço

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – EXACTLY a year after President Joao Lourenço assumed office and promised Angolans a so-called economic miracle, the Southern African’s economy is in dire straits, highlighted through downgrades by international credit rating agencies, downward revisions of growth forecast and plans by government to borrow. Recently, Fitch […]

SADC rail revival spurs intra-Africa trade

South African Heavy Haul Association

by GIFT NDOLWANE  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFTER years lying derelict owing to a snub by some governments in the region, the railway sector has bounced back as a key component of promoting intra-African trade, particularly in the Southern region. The region has taken a lead in intra-continental trade, hence there is excitement at the […]

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