4 minutes read May 22, 2015 The oil giants are coming to Tanzania International oil giants are bearing down on East Africa. Off the coast of Tanzania, the discovery of 46.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves has put the country on….. Read More 6 minutes read February 26, 2015 President Obiang and the Samba School Last week, the countries formerly under the reign of the Catholic Kings celebrated their annual week of debaucherous revelry in the lead up to Lent. Yes, it was Carnival time again,….. Read More 4 minutes read March 4, 2013 Oil in the Angolan President’s Family: Keeping it Global A few months late to this story, the Wall Street Journal published a piece last Wednesday entitled “Angola Wealth Fund is Family Affair.” This was widely reported in the international….. Read More 1 minute read December 11, 2012 Documentary: Fuelling Poverty in Nigeria Kicking off with an introduction from Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, the short documentary Fuelling Poverty amounts to a very brief Nigerian Fuel Subsidy 101 course. In thirty minutes, it covers….. Read More 2 minutes read September 17, 2012 The world’s media watched (sort of) as Angola votes The three most interesting things about the recent Angolan elections were: one, that we knew the result before election (the question was by how much). Two, why did the Angolan….. Read More 1 minute read April 22, 2012 Goldman Sachs’s Angolan interests The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Cobalt International Energy, a Houston based company with investments in the Angolan oil sector, for possible violation of anti-corruption legislation. Last week the Financial….. Read More 5 minutes read February 7, 2012 The Two Sudans On July 6 2011, the world’s diplomatic elite flocked to one of the globe’s most underdeveloped regions to bask in the warm glow of the birth of a new nation…… Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.