In order to provide young energy professionals with the tools and experience to become future leaders across the industry, the African Energy Chamber is launching its first Fellowship Program in 2020. Applications are open throughout October 2019, for a one-year program that will start in January 2020.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia today sentenced Lebanese businessman Kassim Tajideen to an agreed-upon term of 60 months incarceration, plus a forfeiture obligation that Mr. Tajideen has already satisfied. Mr. Tajideen had earlier pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering, because Mr. Tajideen's companies purchased commercial products such as frozen chicken from U.S. suppliers while Mr. Tajideen was included, wrongly in his opinion, on a "terrorism" blacklist maintained by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control. Before Mr. Tajideen agreed to the plea, the government eliminated all references in the Indictment to terrorism and financing of terrorism.