ALGERIA. Sonatrach announced this week a new gas discovery in southwest Algeria's Gourara basin. This latest gas field find, made in partnership with Royal Dutch Shell and Abu Dhabi's Liwa Energy, is the fifth in just the first quarter of 2009.
SAUDI ARABIA. Private sector is having more impact at the primary level - with stronger growth levels seen against a decline in public sector enrolment. Pressure on provision creates an opportunity for greater collaboration between the public and private sectors.