Tag: Congo Brazaville

Republic of Congo announces promotion of Licence Round Phase 2 to take place at Africa Oil Week 2018

Republic of Congo announces promotion of Licence Round Phase 2 to take place at Africa Oil Week 2018

AFRICA, BUSINESS
LONDON, United Kingdom The Republic of Congo in partnership with its Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Africa Oil Week have announced the promotion of the Congo Brazzaville License Round Phase 2 2018/19 at Africa Oil Week, 5th – 9th November 2018. “With the support of PGS and AOW, we have scheduled the promotion of Phase 2 of the Congo Licence Round to take place at Africa Oil Week. The Ministry is currently finalizing the details and we expect to use what is the most important oil and gas summit in Africa to act as a springboard for the success of this bidding round.” notes Jean-Marc Thystère Tchicaya,  Minister of Hydrocarbons She added “We are committed to welcoming the global upstream operators to Congo - we will have an exhibition stand, host a seminar and have private m
New Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of the Congo

New Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of the Congo

AFRICA, HEALTH
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of CongoThe Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Bikoro in Equateur Province. The outbreak declaration occurred after laboratory results confirmed two cases of EVD. The Ministry of Health of Democratic of the Congo (DRC) informed WHO that two out of five samples collected from five patients tested positive for EVD at the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale (INRB) in Kinshasa. More specimens are being collected for testing. WHO is working closely with the Government of the DRC to rapidly scale up its operations and mobilize health partners using the model of a successful response to a similar EVD outbreak in 2017. “Our top priority is to get to Bikoro to work alongs