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Vol 46 No 16

Published 5th August 2005

Oil, dollars and votes

Elections and energy security are focusing more attention on the region's flashpoints

An economic revolution is brewing along Africa's western seaboard. So far, its regional organisations - the Economic Community of West African States and the Southern African Development Community - have spent much of their time on protocols and peacekeeping and less on practical measures to boost regional trade and growth. That may now change if governments take advantage of a new wave of international investment, driven by rich countries' concerns about energy security.

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