Tag: Namibia.

Namibia eyes OPEC membership as large-scale oil production looms

April 17, 2024

Namibia has announced its plan to join the OPEC “family” which comes at a time when the southern African nation gears up to potentially become ... Read More

EU’s Critical Raw Materials Act aimed at breaking China’s grip on Africa — study

April 3, 2024

The European Union’s recently agreed-upon Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA) does not target China but is aimed “simply diversifying sources of supply,” a senior EU ... Read More

Avoiding ‘resource curse’: why Africans benefit little from big oil and gas finds

February 15, 2024

Senegal joins other African countries like Nigeria or Namibia that have struggled to manage their oil and gas resources discovered in recent years for the ... Read More

Namibia slams former colonial ruler Germany for supporting Israel in ICJ genocide case

January 15, 2024

The Namibian presidency has condemned Germany’s “shocking decision” to reject the genocide case at the UN's top court, accusing the former colonial ruler of not ... Read More

Africa’s lithium mining boom risks fueling corruption and failing citizens — Global Witness

November 20, 2023

The new rush for lithium — sometimes referred to as ‘white gold’ — in Africa risks fueling corruption and harming local communities and the environment, ... Read More

Europe eyes DRC, Zambia, other African states, seeking critical mineral pacts to cut reliance on China

October 2, 2023

The European Union is finalizing partnerships with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia to boost local industries as the bloc wants to mine ... Read More

Namibia: how Africa’s newest petro-state can avoid resource curse

September 24, 2023

Last year's discovery off the shores of Namibia of an estimated 11 billion barrels of crude holds the promise of untold riches for this nation ... Read More

Namibia bans export of unprocessed vital minerals used in clean energy technologies

June 15, 2023

Namibia’s government has banned the export of unprocessed lithium and other critical minerals to capitalize on the growing global demand for metals used in clean ... Read More

Namibia’s ruling party names Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah as sole candidate for presidential elections

March 14, 2023

Namibia's President Hage Geingob has named Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah as the sole candidate for the ruling Swapo party in next year's elections. The nomination came Saturday ... Read More

Namibia to pocket oil billions only after 2031 despite its new light oil discovery

March 9, 2023

Namibia has made its third light oil discovery 270 km off its coast in the Orange Basin, though experts say the southern African country will ... Read More