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Protests disrupt oil and gas conference

Publish date: 11 February 2019
Issue Number: 810
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: General

There have been protests at a London conference on the development of Somalia's oil and gas reserves. Demonstrators accused the government of trying to illegally sell offshore oil exploration zones. BBC News reports that the upper house of Somalia's Parliament has boycotted the event, saying there is no agreement yet on how resources will be shared. The government claims last week's conference was only a presentation of geological findings and the regulatory framework.

Full BBC News report