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Books on the boom

Africa's oil boom has inspired three very different books, which investigate the links between the billions of petrodollars and the persistent poverty and oppression reigning in so many oil-rich states.

Africa produces far less than the Middle East: around 2.6 million barrels a day from Nigeria and close to 2 mn. b/d from Angola by the end of 2008, compared to Saudi Arabia's 9 mn....

Gushing higher

Although oil prices are heading downwards, investors and explorers resolutely talk up Africa's energy prospects

A shakeout in Africa's oil and gas industry is in prospect this year with drilling planned to test new plays from Kenya to Guinea-Bissau, along with a wave of consolidation amongst...

Wayne Fredericks

We were sad to hear of the death on 18 August of Wayne Fredericks, a member of Africa Confidential's editorial board, aged 87. Wayne was one of the last survivors of a remarkable g...

The net widens

Officials in Abuja are intensifying a probe into commissions of more than US$180 million on a gas export plant following Africa Confidential's report last month that Nigeria's bigg...

The East needs oil

Higher oil prices are helping Africa's producers and punishing its consumers

With its eyes fixed on Iraq, the United States has done little to diversify its sources of crude oil, despite some proposals that were bandied around a couple of years ago (AC Vol ...

Work with sanctions

Business people keen to circumvent sanctions' should indeed, as we predicted, flock to a British government sponsored oil conference called 'Working with sanctions'

Sanctions no problem

Business people keen to circumvent sanctions should flock to a British-government sponsored conference in London on 26-27 November. 'Working with Sanctions' promises 'new market op...

Risky money

Oil companies meet human rights and political challenges in Africa's new fields

The oil majors, nervous about the Arabian Gulf, see big opportunities in Africa (AC Vol 43 No 5). Yet global recession and new political pressures present them with huge difficulti...

African energy

Western concerns about instability in the Middle East send oil companies south

The United States and its allies have discovered Africa again. After 11 September, and with the Middle East on the boil, African oil and gas encourage Western powers to believe the...

Totally elfin

The company which dominated many African economies may soon be transformed

For many years, the oil company Elf Aquitaine provided the motive, and the excuse, for French policies in Africa. It was founded by President Charles de Gaulle during decolonisatio...

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