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The world's biggest oil and gas companies have returned to Somalia

Post by AbyssiniaLady » 12 May 2022, 16:11


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The world's biggest oil and gas exploration companies ExxonMobil, Shell, Conoco, Amoco, Chevron, British Petroleum and Phillips have returned to Somalia after nearly 31 years in the hope of a stake in the country's future energy industry, In 2020 Shell and Exxon have made a US1.7 million payment to Somalia to secure rent on five blocks that were awarded to the companies 30 years ago under the rule of former president Mohamed Siad Barre.

According to financial times and reuters news websites. “(An) agreement was signed in Amsterdam on June 21st 2019 and settles issues relating to surface rentals and other incurred obligations on offshore blocks,”

The quantum of oil and natural gas reserves being reported in Somalia offshore and onshore is huge, According to Norwegian-based seismic data survey company TGS and British Spectrum Company, as well as the U.S. Geological Survey, the amount of proven light oil and natural gas reserves would put Somalia in the list of top 3 oil producers in the world.

https://www.ft.com/content/5205aa18-99a ... c211dcd229
Somalia reaches deal over oil blocks with Shell and Exxon

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-soma ... SKCN1TT0PZ
Shell, Exxon eye return to Somalia ahead of oil block round

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-soma ... SKBN1X41T0
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil have paid $1.7 million to Somalia to lease offshore blocks.

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Re: The world's biggest oil and gas companies have returned to Somalia

Post by AbyssiniaLady » 12 May 2022, 16:42

U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, Commander, U.S. Africa Command has been busy this week, he travelled to Djibouti and held a phone call with President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed ahead of his trip to Northern Somalia.

Keeping China out of Somalia has now become the order of the day.




U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, the US ambassador to Somalia Larry Andre and khat addicted Northern Somalis.

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Re: The world's biggest oil and gas companies have returned to Somalia

Post by Axumezana » 12 May 2022, 16:56

There is also huge deposit of diamond on the Red Sea all the way to Somalia.

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Re: The world's biggest oil and gas companies have returned to Somalia

Post by AbyssiniaLady » 12 May 2022, 17:48

Yes, the Red Sea also has untapped oil and gas reserves and other mineral deposit, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have discovered deposits of natural gas in the Red Sea but Eritrea is not taking any steps to attract oil and gas exploration companies.

Eritreans can't get TPLF and Tigrayans out of their head and that is the problem.

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Re: The world's biggest oil and gas companies have returned to Somalia

Post by Axumezana » 12 May 2022, 17:53

And Tigray and Ethiopia are going to take half of the coastal area and develop it to multi billion dollar sea ports, tourism attractions, sea-land-air transport hub,in addition to exploiting the oil, diamond and other minerals. Thank you Isaias for invading Tigray/ Ethiopia and opening once a life time opportunity.

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Re: The world's biggest oil and gas companies have returned to Somalia

Post by AbyssiniaLady » 12 May 2022, 18:17

Why Is AFRICOM Expanding in Zambia?

May 9, 2022


Brigadier General Peter Bailey, right, and U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to Zambia Martin Dale, left, with President Hakainde Hichilema, center.[Source: zm.usembassy.gov]


Because of Zambia’s Copper and to Thwart the Chinese



On April 25, the U.S. government announced that U.S. African Command (AFRICOM) will open an Office of Security Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Zambia.

Brigadier General Peter Bailey, AFRICOM’s Deputy Director for Strategy, Engagement, and Programs, made the announcement in Zambia during a meeting with Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema (HH), who took office on August 21, 2021.

According to AFRICOM, the new Office of Security Cooperation will “enhance military-to-military relations [between AFRICOM and Zambian armed forces] and expand areas of cooperation in force management, modernization and professional military education for the Zambian security forces.”

The U.S. government possesses a giant embassy in Lusaka and, since 2014, has invested more than $8 million in assistance for Zambian battalions deployed to a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR).


U.S. embassy compound in Lusaka. [Source: bilharbert.com]

The U.S. is also rumored to possess secret spy facilities in Zambia, which borders on the mineral-rich Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


The whole article
https://covertactionmagazine.com/2022/0 ... -in-zambia





The United States is in the process of destroying Africa.
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Re: The world's biggest oil and gas companies have returned to Somalia

Post by Somaliman » 12 May 2022, 18:20

and khat addicted Northern Somalis.
Guess what - during the era of Siad Barre, who lately banned khat, these khat addicted Northern Somalis used to say, "if you see a man on the street in Hargeisa after 1p.m., he must be a Southerner" - because all the Northerners used to chew this shi.t from !p.m. onward on a daily basis - and they haven't ditched their habit to this date!

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Re: The world's biggest oil and gas companies have returned to Somalia

Post by AbyssiniaLady » 13 May 2022, 10:17

US bullies seem to believe they can easily maneuver Africa to sever ties with China, Zambia’s most exported commodity is copper ore.



by the way, Zambia is a new puppet of the USA, It was the first country to evacuate its citizens from Ethiopia.




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Re: The world's biggest oil and gas companies have returned to Somalia

Post by AbyssiniaLady » 17 May 2022, 14:40

The New Scramble for Africa: China Seen Outpacing US



FILE - Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of the U.S. Africa Command, right, with Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of the U.S. Central Command, arrive at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the readiness of the military in Africa and the Middle East on March 15, 2022.


April 12, 2022 2:09 PM Kate Bartlett



Johannesburg, South Africa — Former President Barack Obama “pivoted” toward Africa, his predecessor Donald Trump away from it and current U.S. leader Joe Biden has had his hands full with the pandemic at home and now the war in Ukraine.

But in an address to lawmakers on Capitol Hill last week, the commander for U.S. forces in Africa pointed to China’s dominance in a region vital to America’s security and economic growth and warned that Washington ignores Africa at its peril.

“China’s heavy investment in Africa as its ‘second continent,’ and heavy-handed pursuit of its ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative, is fueling Chinese economic growth, outpacing the U.S., and allowing it to exploit opportunities to their benefit,” U.S. Africa Command Gen. Stephen Townsend told the House Committee on Appropriations, echoing comments he made last month to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Townsend’s remarks come amid a burst of Chinese diplomacy with the continent. Foreign Minister Wang Yi — who has visited three countries in Africa this year — met with seven African counterparts in March alone. Last month, President Xi Jinping had what was billed as a “productive” telephone call with Cyril Ramaphosa, the leader of the region’s most developed economy, South Africa.

Thank you to President Xi Jinping for a productive call earlier today, where we exchanged views on several issues of global importance. We expressed our concern about the conflict in Ukraine and the need to end hostilities and find a lasting peace. pic.twitter.com/33aXF1HBSt
— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 (@CyrilRamaphosa) March 18, 2022


There’s been speculation that China may simply be trying to shore up support for its position on the Ukraine crisis, with Townsend noting: “Our African partners face choices to strengthen the U.S. and allied-led open, rules-based international order or succumb to the raw power transactional pressure campaigns of global competitors.”

Deborah Brautigam, director of the China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University, told VOA that China is trying to create a “non-aligned” axis as “Beijing does not want the Ukraine war to become a new Cold War with countries forced to choose between the U.S. and Russia.”

But China’s interest in Africa long predates the war in Ukraine.

Townsend noted the region is home to rare earth metals used for mobile phones, hybrid vehicles and missile guidance systems, and stressed that “the winners and losers of the 21st century global economy may be determined by whether these resources are available in an open and transparent marketplace or are inaccessible due to predatory practices of competitors.”

West Africa Base Worries?

The continent also occupies a key geostrategic location. Townsend expressed concern that China — which already has a naval base at the mouth of the Red Sea in Djibouti — is looking at setting up another on the Atlantic coast. That, he said, would “almost certainly require the [Defense] department to consider shifts to U.S. naval force posture and pose increased risk to freedom of navigation and U.S. ability to act.”

Brautigam says she doubts it is in China’s interest to “carve out a threat posture in the Atlantic.”

She told VOA that “with continued terrorism and instability in Nigeria, Cameroon and other parts of the Gulf of Guinea, that area has become the world’s hotspot for piracy.” For China, as the world’s largest trading nation, “that’s reason enough to want an outpost to protect Chinese citizens and economic interests in the Gulf of Guinea.”

An op-ed in China’s state-affiliated Global Times in January appeared to echo this line of reasoning, noting that compared to hundreds of U.S. bases around the world, China only has one and its need for any more would purely be to “ensure local security and interests.”

Another piece in the paper insisted: “China is the most cautious and restrained in terms of overseas military base deployment, as China does not have a desire to project military power globally to support the strategic competition of major powers.”

“Nevertheless, as China's overseas interests continue to expand, there will be an increasing need for the Chinese PLA Navy to defend the national interests in more distant regions, inevitably demanding footholds in some distant waters,” it read.

While China plays down any ambitions to build a West Africa base, a State Department spokesperson told VOA: “It is widely understood that they are working to establish a network of military installations. … Certain potential steps involving PRC-basing activity would raise security concerns for the United States.”

Debt Trap Accusations

As the two superpowers vie for influence in Africa, Beijing is regularly accused by the West of providing “debt trap” loans to countries on the continent and of working with some of the region’s less savory leaders.

Government mouthpieces like the Global Times and Xinhua reject those allegations, with one op-ed in March countering: “While China offers financial supports and affordable proposals to local economies to build up economic strength to weather challenges, some developed countries have only offered aid with political strings attached.”

And, in a recent interview with a Kenyan newspaper, The East African, China’s special envoy for the Horn of Africa Xue Bing blamed instability in that region on Western foreign intervention. “China will send out engineers and students. We don’t send out weapons. We don’t impose our views on others in the name of democracy or human rights,” he told the newspaper.

Asked if China has already outplayed America on the continent, the State Department spokesperson said: “The United States does not want to limit African partnerships with other countries. The United States wants to make African partnerships with the United States even stronger.”

But Brautigam said that aside from foreign aid, China is a bigger economic player on the continent than the U.S. in every area, adding: “It's not clear that Washington has pivoted to Africa beyond rhetoric.”


https://www.voanews.com/a/the-new-scram ... 26446.html

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Re: The world's biggest oil and gas companies have returned to Somalia

Post by AbyssiniaLady » 17 May 2022, 14:53

The United States is sending thousands of its troops to Somalia solely to contain China, to realize this goal, by turning Somalia upside down, Counterterrorism is simply a pretext.

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Re: The world's biggest oil and gas companies have returned to Somalia

Post by Digital Weyane » 17 May 2022, 15:04

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Re: The world's biggest oil and gas companies have returned to Somalia

Post by AbyssiniaLady » 18 May 2022, 10:40

World leaders congratulates the newly elected of President of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sh. Mohamud, Abiy Ahmed, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and almost all Arab are among leaders from around the world who have sent messages of congratulations to Somalia's newly elected president!!


King, Crown Prince congratulate new President of Somalia

May 17, 2022


JEDDAH — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has sent a cable of congratulations to President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on the occasion of winning the presidential elections and taking the oath as President of Somalia.

In his cable, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques expressed his best felicitations to the President, wishing him every success and the people of the sisterly Somalia steady progress, security and stability.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, has also sent a cable of congratulations to President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on the occasion.

The Crown Prince felicitated the President, wishing him every success and the people of the sisterly Somalia steady progress, security and stability.

Mohamud took the oath of office as the 10th president of the Republic of Somalia on Monday. — SPA

https://saudigazette.com.sa/article/620597


HM the King Congratulates H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Elected President of Federal Republic of Somalia



Wednesday 18 May 2022

His Majesty King Mohammed VI sent a congratulatory message to H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on the occasion of his election as President of the Federal Republic of Somalia.

In this message, the Sovereign expresses His warm congratulations to the Somali President, and His sincere wishes of success in his high office.

HM the King also praises Hassan Sheikh Mohamud for the renewed trust placed in him to lead the brotherly Somali people and to pursue his efforts to achieve the aspirations of these people for more progress and prosperity, reiterating His determination to work together with President Sheikh Mohamud to consolidate the ties of solid brotherhood and constructive cooperation between the two countries.

https://www.maroc.ma/en/royal-activitie ... l-republic


HH The Amir Sends Congratulations to President-Elect of Somalia



17 May 2022 | 10:23

His Highness The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani sent on Tuesday a cable of congratulations to HE President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on the occasion of his election as President of the sisterly Federal Republic of Somalia, wishing him success and the relations between the two countries further development and growth.

https://www.diwan.gov.qa/briefing-room/ ... sc_lang=en


UAE leaders congratulate President of Somalia on his election win


His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.



Abu Dhabi: President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of the Federal Republic of Somalia on his election win.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, also sent a similar congratulatory message to President Mohamud.

https://gulfnews.com/uae/government/uae ... 1.87919346








Somalia’s Presidential Elections


Press Statement

Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State

May 16, 2022


The United States congratulates the people of Somalia on the conclusion of their national electoral process. We also congratulate Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his election as the president of the Federal Republic of Somalia and look forward to working closely with him and the new government.

https://www.state.gov/somalias-presidential-elections


The United States of America, the Republic of Djibouti, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, the European Union, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the Russian Federation, Sudan, Sweden, Oman, Turkiye, Uganda the UN, the African Union and the League of Arab States (LAS) have congratulated the newly elected of President of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sh. Mohamud.

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Re: The world's biggest oil and gas companies have returned to Somalia

Post by AbyssiniaLady » Yesterday, 16:32

Just in case wondering why the United States of America is sending thousands of U.S. troops back to Somalia, Here are the reason why.
  • America's primary objectives in Somalia is and has always been to take possession of Somalia's oil and natural gas reserves and to impose its domination through military force.
  • America's secondary objectives in Somalia is to keep Somalia's oil and natural gas reserves, uranium, copper, iron ore, lithium, bauxite and other critical raw materials out of China’s hands...China is almost exclusively reliant on Africa for its raw materials imports.
  • America's tertiary objectives in Somalia is to secure control over the western Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, Somalia's vast pristine coastline is a vital shipping route, It has extreme geopolitical and economic importance, not just to Somalia, but to world powers and nations around the world.

This war on terrorism is bogus, It's a political myth propagated to pave the way for a wholly different agenda.


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