Agreement with Triad Confers Wide Ranging Powers on NOCS 

A series of reports in the international press from Khartoum and elsewhere suggests that the recent agreement between the Sudanese Government and Sigma International - a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saudi businessman Adnan Khashoggi's Triad Group - setting up the National Oil Company of Sudan (NOCS) may have a considerably greater scope than originally believed (MEES, 8 October).

Although it is not clear whether...