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Natural Gas Production in East Africa: An Inevitable Resource Curse?

June 25, 2015 by Neha Nandakumar

African Resources and Consequences

East African nations are experiencing a boom in oil and natural gas production that is increasingly exported by Western companies. While these activities may appear to be an economic boon to these countries, they could potentially cause natural gas to be a “resource curse” for developing nations.[read more]

Cash in on Energy in Ukraine and the Rift Basins of Eastern Africa

May 25, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Christopher Brown serves as director, research, international oil and gas at Canaccord Genuity and has provided international analytical coverage since 2006. Previously, Christopher worked as the international oil and gas analyst for BMO Capital Markets.[read more]

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Quo Vadis East African Gas?

March 13, 2013 by Victor Mallet

Gas majors Anadarko Petroleum, ENI and BG Group have discovered over 100 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas reserves off the coasts of Mozambique and Tanzania. Could these discoveries make East Africa as big of an energy exporter as Nigeria?[read more]

Video alert: When the Water Ends

October 26, 2010 by Lou Grinzo

When The Water Ends: Africa’s Climate Conflicts: For thousands of years, nomadic herdsmen have roamed the harsh, semi-arid lowlands that stretch across 80 percent of Kenya and 60 percent of Ethiopia. Descendants of the oldest tribal societies in the world, they survive thanks to the animals they raise and the crops they grow, their...[read more]

Fighting poverty and global warming in Africa

April 21, 2010 by Marc Gunther

Rarely do you find a business that attacks two big problems–global poverty and climate change–at the same time. This week, I came across two such ventures. As it happens, they have a lot in common: Both operate in East Africa, both work with the very poor, both were started by executives who came out of the fossil-fuel industry and both...[read more]