US adds 17 Liberian-flagged bulk carriers and oil tankers to Russian sanctions-busting blacklist

bne IntelliNews January 20, 2024

The US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has added 17 Liberian-flagged bulk carriers and oil tankers to its Russian sanctions-busting blacklist, citing alleged violations related to Western-imposed oil price cap sanctions on Russian oil.

Saudi Arabia hosts kingdom's first Africa summit, to boost ties, promote stability

bne IntelliNews November 13, 2023

Saudi Arabia is hosting its first ever Africa Summit, underscoring Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's (MbS) growing focus on African affairs.

Panama and Liberia vying for largest maritime registry

bne IntelliNews August 23, 2023

Panama and Liberia are locked in a spirited contest for the coveted title of the world's premier flag state, with their maritime registries competing for supremacy.

Putin at 2023 Africa-Russia summit: Wiping debts, donating grain and boosting co-operation

bne IntelliNews July 30, 2023

Russia and Africa can work together to protect national sovereignty and put an end to colonialism, Russian President Vladimir Putin told African delegates at the 2023 Africa-Russia summit in St. Petersburg.

EBRD 2023: Bank to expand into the whole of Africa plus Iraq

Ben Aris In Samarkand May 18, 2023

The first investments are due to begin in six counties in sub-Saharan Africa in 2025.