1 minute read June 15, 2011 'The Oil Complex' Video of a worthwhile lecture (recorded in February this year) by Berkeley geographer Michael Watts breaking down the workings of the oil industry. In the lecture–titled “Dispossession and Oil Violence”– Watts….. Read More 1 minute read June 13, 2011 The Cost of Oil to Nigeria “Nigeria is the world’s 8th largest producer of crude oil, yet remains one of its poorest nations — an estimated 70 percent of its 150 million residents live below the….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read May 31, 2011 'The Ballad of the Black Gold' Keeping with the oil theme, here’s Talib Kweli, featuring his frequent collaborator Hi-Tek and Imani Uzuri, from June 2010. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read February 1, 2011 Snake Oil Chevron knows a thing or two about good PR. Something Shell and BP neglected to their peril. Of course we know the difference between good PR and actual actions. Let’s….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.