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Image: Golar LNG Golar LNG and Rosneft Oil of Russia have entered into a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the area of floating liquefaction and transportation of natural gas.Under this MoU the companies will enter into discussions to develop opportunities for the use of Golar’s GoFLNG facilities in Latin America and potentially other locations.The companies are targeting signing of two FLNG tolling agreements for projects within Rosneft’s portfolio, Golar said in a statement.Rosneft’s target is to reach 100 bcm of annual gas production by 2020, while Golar LNG’s objective is to become the industry’s leading integrated midstream LNG services provider, according to the statement.
Increasing attacks displace thousands in northeast Nigeria Thousands flee violence in DRC Fleeing the escalating violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Ituri Province, the lines were mostly made up of women and children. Image courtesy: Oliver W Jarvis Fleeing the escalating violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Ituri Province, the lines were mostly made up of women and children. Image courtesy: Oliver W JarvisThe UN Refugee Agency reports that more than 200,000 people have been forced to flee surging violence between the Lendu and Hema groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in the last two months.The agency says 5 million people have been uprooted in DRC, including 1.2 million in Ituri province.The interethnic attacks and counterattacks between Lendu farmers and Hema herders continue to increase, adding to the already intolerable misery of what is Africa’s largest displacement crisis, the agency said.in the last 60 days, UN monitors have recorded more than 3,000 serious human rights violations have been recorded in Djugu territory, mainly occupied by the Hema.According to UNHCR spokesman, Charlie Yaxley, nearly 50 attacks are taking place on average ever day against the local community.“Displaced people have reported acts of extreme violence with at least 274 civilians killed with weapons such as machetes. More than 140 women were raped and almost 8,000 houses set on fire. The vast majority of those displaced are women and children, many of whom are now living under crowded circumstances with host families from the community,” he said.He is quoted telling VOA that many others are forced to sleep in the open or in public buildings under very insecure conditions.“That, in turn, is also making the social distancing required to prevent the spread of COVID-19 extremely difficult as we see many people living inside shelters and, this again places them vulnerable to possible further attacks, vulnerable to the elements and with little protection in terms of preventing the spread of COVID-19,” he explained,The two groups have been fighting sporadically for decades over resources in their gold and oil rich province.Tensions in the region have been rising since December following a government-led military operation against various armed groups.UN and private agencies report access to Djugu and Mahagi regions is heavily restricted making it difficult to reach those in need of assistance.The UNHCR reports that it is working with other agencies to provide relief and to build more shelters for the displaced.The agency reports only 18% of its $154 million appeal for the DRC has been received to date. It says this lack of funding, as well as the prevailing insecurity, is affecting its ability to provide essential relief to the thousands of displaced.Related Thousands flee camp in CAR after rebel attack
Indian esports platform WinZO has partnered with Tencent Games to hold PUBG Mobile tournaments on its platform.WinZO is a social micro-transaction gaming platform that allows players to invest and earn through playing games on mobile. The application’s main market is rural areas and small towns across India. Image credit: PUBG MobileRELATED: Skyesports Premier League launches with PUBG Mobile tournamentThe partnership with Tencent Games allows WinZO to present PUBG Mobile in 10 regional languages, catering to the diversity of the Indian audience. The company also said in its statement that it will host free-to-enter esports tournaments with prizes over £112,300 per month.Paavan Nanda, Co-founder of WinZO, spoke on the partnership in a release: “Tencent India’s trust in WinZO is a testament to our unique vision and our distinctive strategy to develop a Netflix of Gaming. Together, we aspire to bring the best gaming experience to the mobile-first audience of Bharat.”RELATED: NODWIN Gaming tapped to host PUBG Mobile esports in South AsiaTencent is stepping up its game to establish a stronger foothold in the mobile gaming community of India. Earlier this month, NODWIN Gaming was tapped by Tencent to organise the PUBG Mobile Club Open and PUBG Mobile Pro League in South Asia.PUBG Mobile is a leading mobile title and a prominent opportunity in mobile esports. Recently, Skyesports partnered with Good Gamer Corp and launched its Premier League tournament for PUBG Mobile.Esports Insider says: The partnership between WinZO and Tencent opens plenty of opportunities to a new audience. It’s a unique collaboration as it helps promote PUBG to the multi-lingual and diverse culture of India. WinZO’s ability to reach niche areas of the country enables Tencent to present the popular game to villages and small towns, where non English-speaking audiences may show interest in the game.Read The Esports Journal