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Zambia-Zimbabwe: Preliminary works for Batoka Gorge hydroelectric dam commence

By Commodities

The preliminary construction works on the 2 400MW Batoka Gorge hydroelectric dam developed by the government of Zambia in collaboration with that of Zimbabwe has begun in preparation for the full implementation of the mega electricity generation scheme. This was revealed by Dr. Gloria Magombo, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of energy and Power Development in Zimbabwe who also co-chairs the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) board with her Zambian counterpart, Mr. Trevor Kaunda.

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LNG carrier crew member kidnapped in Equatorial Guinea.

By Security

According to Dryad Global, LNG tanker METHANE PRINCESS (IMO9253715) was boarded by pirates whilst at anchor off Malabo. The vessel was attacked shortly after breaking offloading operations. The alarm was sounded and all on deck were able to retreat to the citadel.
2 Filipino nationals were on the jetty and both were taken, hostage. One of the hostages jumped off of the pirate vessel and was rescued but sustained injuries. One person entering the citadel was also injured. Total of 1 hostage taken.

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