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Italy Signs Gas Deals in Angola, Congo to Cut Russia Ties

  • Draghi’s government rushes to ease reliance on Russian energy
  • Italian delegation may be heading to Mozambique next
Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio

Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg
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Italy struck new deals to boost natural gas imports from Angola and the Republic of Congo as Mario Draghi’s government rushes to cut energy dependence on Russia.

The accords, which follow recent supply agreements with Algeria and Egypt, come as European countries clamber to secure alternative sources amid the war in Ukraine. Africa is an attractive option for Italy, with energy giant Eni SpA already present in more than a dozen countries on the continent.