Africa oil - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Africa oil


Virus crisis adds to woes of Africa's oil producers

May 14, 2020 - 7:35 PM

Here is a look at how African oil-exporting countries are faring in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

A view of the Kaombo Norte, a Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel(FPSO), a project operated by Total, the French multinational oil company, on November 8, 2018, about 250km off the coast of Angola in the Atlantic Ocean. - A column of flame emanates from the bow of the boat, illuminating the jet-black ocean for miles around. For three months now the Kaombo Norte has been anchored off the northern coast of Angola and has recently begun to pump up crude oil secreted in the depths below. The arrival of the platform ship which belongs to French oil giant Total has been a timely lifeline for the Angolan government. (Photo by Rodger BOSCH / AFP)

At least 203 dead as S.Sudan tanker blast toll rises – minister

Sep 23, 2015 - 11:11 PM

The country declares 3 days of national mourning after the blast

Nigeria loses USD 5-B annually to oil thieves: Shell

Mar 30, 2012 - 12:21 AM

Nigeria loses 5 billion annually to oil theft the head of Shell s Nigerian branch has said the latest sign of a flourishing and organised black market for crude in Africa s largest oil producer