Why The East African Oil Bonanza Remains A Dream… For Now

When Tullow Oil (Tullow) announced the basin opening finds in Uganda and Kenya in 2009 and 2012, oil prices were soaring and both countries were jubilant over joining Africa’s oil boom. Undaunted by the collapse in oil prices, Uganda, Kenya and their exploration partners press forward with development of their massive oil fields estimated at […]

Nigeria Lost $50 Billion Investment Over Non-Passage of Petroleum Industry Bill

Mr. Sergius Oseasochie is the Managing Director/CEO, Relentech Integrated Services Ltd, Nigeria. He was recently elected into the House of Representatives to represent Esan North-East/Esan South-East of Edo State. In this interview with Ediri Ejoh, he lamented the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by the seventh National Assembly and also emphasized the need […]

Extensive West African rail network planned to connect regional resource rich mines

When it comes to minerals found in our phones, laptops, cars and planes, most are found in the resource-rich mines of West Africa. Mineral exports are a major economic driver of nations such as Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Niger, and are predicted to rise from 109,000 tonnes a year to 3.4 million tonnes a year […]

Lucky Countries Or Lucky People: Will East Africans Benefit From Their Natural Resource Discoveries?

Reuters/Mohammed Nureldin Abdallah – Young men work at a collection point for used oil in the capital Khartoum, October 29, 2014. Luck has struck the region of East Africa: for a couple of years now, new announcements of natural resource discoveries are being made every few months. Mozambique has found some of the largest natural […]