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Vol 46 No 21

Published 21st October 2005


Zambia

Totally broke

The Indeni oil refinery, the only one in Zambia, is jointly owned by the government and the French company TotalFinaElf, which manages it. The owner-partners are quarrelling furiously about its fourth breakdown this year, on 8 September, which has caused a severe fuel shortage and public fury. France's Ambassador in Lusaka, Francis Saudubray, has been criticised for his stout defence of Total.

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