South Sudanese rebels plan to capture key oil installations to force President Salva Kiir to step down and end more than three months of conflict in the world’s newest nation, former Vice President Riek Machar said.
Reykjavik Geothermal, the Icelandic power-plant builder, plans to begin drilling in Ethiopia by July as part of a $2 billion project to develop the renewable energy source, Chief Operating Officer Gunnar Orn Gunnarsson said.
East African leaders approved a regional force to protect 36 ceasefire monitors and oil fields in South Sudan that they want to be on the ground by the middle of next month, chief mediator Seyoum Mesfin said.
Ethiopia should be denied admission to a global initiative to improve the governance of natural resources because of the country’s limits on freedom of expression and civic activity, Human Rights Watch said.
Unilever, the world’s second- biggest consumer-products maker, plans to open a manufacturing plant in Ethiopia during the next year in a bid to emulate its expansion into Vietnam, a company official said.