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Uganda: Mobile Application Leads to Cheaper Fuel for Consumers

Two IT students in Uganda, Christine Ampaire and Daniel Odongo, have developed an application that shows motorists where the cheapest fuel service stations in Kampala are located. The 'Mafuta-Go' (Gas-Go) application has particular use in Uganda, where prices differ wildly and fuel is costly due to import costs. 


Egypt: Fuel Rationing Planned as Government Seeks End to Shortage

Egyptian authorities have responded to new shortages of diesel by introducing a rationing system and pledging a swift end to the present fuel crisis. Motorists in Cairo have been seen queuing at fuel service stations and depots across the city over the past fortnight, marking the fourth significant bout of shortages since 2011's uprising. 


UAE: ADNOC to Build Stations on Yas Island

Two fuel service stations will be built on Yas Island, the area which hosts the Yas Marina Circuit and the Formula 1 Gran Prix, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has said. The stations, the first to be built on the tourist friendly island, will allow visitors to refuel their vehicles before they reach the mainland, Adnoc said. 


Tanzania: Puma Energy and Airtel Participate in Road Safety Week

Communications company Airtel Tanzania is to partner with Puma Energy to raise awareness about National Road Safety Week, which is being organised by the country’s government from September 17 to 23. Road accidents are on the increase in Tanzania and recognising the importance of road safety rules will be a central theme of this year’s week, according to Pereira Silima, the country’s Deputy Home Affairs Minister. 


Nigeria: South African Investors Interested in Nigeria Investments

South African investors are interested in acquiring stakes in elements of Nigeria’s petroleum industry, said the leader of a team of investors visiting the country to survey potential opportunities. Stephan Mcburger and his team are prepared to assist companies in the Nigeria with issues presented by new technologies and a lack of workers, which he says will allow them to work to their potential. Much of the investment will be made in upgrading the country’s aging pipelines. 

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