In Niger’s Oil Industry, Fortune favours the bold

2018/06/11 – We have covered this topic extensively in our book, Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity, which looks at what African nations have done to better manage their hydrocarbon wealth and curb the potential negative effects of the oil industry on the economy.

The story of oil exploration in Africa is one of many failures and victories, of bold bets in unexplored areas that have brought great returns, of forgotten lands that only some bold few decided to venture in, in the search for riches. This has been the story for many of Africa’s current oil and gas hot spots. It’s hard to imagine that at one point in time, no one believed that Equatorial Guinea had oil or was even willing to try it out. Sudan, Chad, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, Liberia… they are all in one way or another, nations whose potential was for long snubbed by international oil and gas companies, until one bold player took the chance and found these so desired resources. Continuer à lire … « In Niger’s Oil Industry, Fortune favours the bold »

Le Tchad va abriter une rencontre internationale sur la lutte contre la criminalité dans le bassin du Congo

2018/24/10 – Le président tchadien, Idriss Deby Itno, a eu ce mardi 23 octobre 2018 un entretien avec le ministre d’Etat du royaume de Belgique, François-Xavier De Donnea en son rang de facilitateur du projet partenariat pour les forêts du bassin du Congo. Continuer à lire … « Le Tchad va abriter une rencontre internationale sur la lutte contre la criminalité dans le bassin du Congo »

Human–Environment Hybridity: Implications of Rising China for Uranium Geopolitics #Africa

2018/06/19 – Recent scholarship in political ecology has called for investigating how resources are discursively and materially securitized within political economies (Peluso and Vandergeest 2011). Uranium is a quintessential hybrid human/non-human resource whose securitization has historically been a high global priority. Continuer à lire … « Human–Environment Hybridity: Implications of Rising China for Uranium Geopolitics #Africa »

La CEMAC face à ses défis

2018/04/09 – La Communauté économique et monétaire des États de l’Afrique centrale (CEMAC) fait face à de multiples défis économiques, sécuritaires et institutionnelles, a déclaré le président de sa Commission, Daniel Ona Ondo, devant le Parlement de la Communauté dont la session extraordinaire s’achève ce samedi dans la capitale tchadienne.Les six pays de la zone CEMAC (Cameroun, Congo, Gabon, Guinée équatoriale, République centrafricaine et Tchad) sont confrontés depuis quatre ans à une décélération de la croissance économique concomitamment à la détérioration des déficits budgétaires et des comptes extérieurs, à l’accumulation des impayés dus aux créanciers à l’origine de la baisse d’activités des entreprises et des tensions sociales. Continuer à lire … « La CEMAC face à ses défis »

Pentagon adds Niger, Mali and parts of Cameroon to areas where U.S. troops receive imminent danger pay

2018/03/08 – The Pentagon has added Niger, Mali and parts of northern Cameroon to the list of areas where U.S. troops receive imminent danger pay while deployed, a move that reflects the evolving dangers in West Africa and follows the deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger last year.

The decision was outlined in a memo signed Monday by Robert Wilkie, the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness. The decision was backdated to June 7, meaning the families of the service members killed in Niger and their fellow soldiers will receive back pay for their deployment. Continuer à lire … « Pentagon adds Niger, Mali and parts of Cameroon to areas where U.S. troops receive imminent danger pay »