Court postpones hearing again for Tanzanian journalist jailed since July

A Tanzanian court on Tuesday postponed the hearing for the sixth time of a prominent Tanzanian journalist arrested more than two months ago. Erick Kabendera, who has written for international publications, was charged in August with leading organised crime, failing to pay taxes and money laundering. His lawyers reject the charges and say the case is politically motivated. Rights groups have also said the case is politically motivated. The prosecutor told the court that his investigations were not complete, while Kabendera’s lawyers called for the process to move forward given…

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FG shifts Forcados, Bonga’s re-opening date to June, July

The Federal Government has announced new dates for re-opening of two major oil and gas installations in Nigeria-Bonga Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) and Forcados line. Minister of State for Petroleum resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, who said this in a report, stated that Forcados would reopen in June and Bonga in July. Shell, operator of Bonga, had earlier said that the facility would re-open by April. The shutdown of these facilities have impacted the crude production in Nigeria as over 225, 000 barrels of oil is shut-in on Bonga…

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