African Oil

Mozambique: Democracy in Distress

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The peace process involving Mozambique’s rival political factions is at risk of breaking down, with development of its substantial energy resources hanging in the balance.

New Allegations Risk Undermining Senegal’s Fight against Corruption

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Alleged improprieties unearthed by the BBC might be a case of doing more harm than good.

FLASH: Angola Turns to IMF for Financial Help

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Africa’s second-biggest oil exporter is running out of money.

Food Insecurity a Boon for Boko Haram in Nigeria

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Boko Haram is taking advantage of the poverty and food insecurity in northern Nigeria to stage a comeback.

Niger Delta: A Region Cursed by Oil Politics

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A failure to tackle the root causes of underdevelopment could spark a new wave of violence in the Niger Delta.

Market Meltdown Means More Pain for Oil Producers

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What was once a supply-side phenomenon is now being aggravated by falling global demand, meaning lower oil prices and even more pain for long-suffering oil producers.

For Morocco, Security, Rule of Law, and Energy Are Three Eggs in a Same Basket

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Oil discoveries can be a curse in countries with sectarian fault lines and a weak rule of law.

Libya Oil Report (05-26-15)

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A look at which fields are still pumping oil in Africa’s energy powerhouse turned failed state.

Analysis: Nigeria’s Economy Shuts Down

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Nigeria is in the grips of a massive fuel shortage that has ground its national economy to a halt.

Nigeria: Dynamics of an Oil Crisis

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With its oil-reliant economy and high break-even price, Nigeria is one country that has been hit particularly hard by recent OPEC policy.

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