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The Real Reason The U.S. Is Interested In Iran

The Real Reason The U.S. Is Interested In Iran

Tensions are escalating in the…

Why Oil Markets Don't Have To Worry About World War 3

Why Oil Markets Don't Have To Worry About World War 3

The assassination of General Soleimani…

Geopolitics / Africa

India Mimics China in Seeking African Energy

India Mimics China in Seeking African Energy

Mar 21, 2013 at 18:16 | John Daly

Africa is undergoing the great scrabble for its resources since Europeans carved up the Dark Continent in the 19th century.The latest to enter the fray for Africa’s energy…

KENYA: E&P Uncertainty After Elections

KENYA: E&P Uncertainty After Elections

Mar 15, 2013 at 14:07 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Kenya’s new president-elect has scratched by with a very narrow victory that is likely to be challenged by his key opponent, but the public has indicated—through non-violence—that it…

NIGERIA: Ansaru Evolves Strategy with Apparent Hostage Executions

NIGERIA: Ansaru Evolves Strategy with Apparent Hostage Executions

Mar 15, 2013 at 13:56 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The kidnapping and apparent execution of 7 hostages (European nationals and Middle Eastern nationals) by Ansaru is a significant cause for concern for foreign companies operating in Northern…

CAMEROON: Mali-Inspired Kidnapping Wave Begins

CAMEROON: Mali-Inspired Kidnapping Wave Begins

Mar 01, 2013 at 09:40 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The kidnapping of seven French nationals in Cameroon, near the border with Nigeria, is only the start of what will be a wave of kidnappings across the region—and…

MALI: As Predicted, French Buried in Mali Long Term

MALI: As Predicted, French Buried in Mali Long Term

Mar 01, 2013 at 09:26 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The Islamic insurgents (from three different groups) have demonstrated that they are capable of holding back French and Malian forces in Mali’s north. When the French gain ground,…

East Africa Unites to Overcome Power Shortages

East Africa Unites to Overcome Power Shortages

Feb 21, 2013 at 17:00 | John Daly

Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi and Rwanda are burying their nationalism to cooperate on upgrading their energy infrastructure.Tanzania has natural gas and coal, Kenya is a potential dynamo of geothermal…

Libya: Countrywide Alert, Capital Uncertainty

Libya: Countrywide Alert, Capital Uncertainty

Feb 14, 2013 at 14:41 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: While the oil-rich Benghazi region has been in a critical security state for some time, the capital Tripoli should be considered a top threat. Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines…

Assassination in Tunisia, Trigger for Revolutionary Revival

Assassination in Tunisia, Trigger for Revolutionary Revival

Feb 08, 2013 at 14:20 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The assassination on 6 February of opposition politician Chokri Belaid, a notable opponent of the Islamist-led government, is the trigger that will push the ongoing political crisis and…

Africa No.1 Risk Area for Oil Tankers

Africa No.1 Risk Area for Oil Tankers

Feb 06, 2013 at 17:23 | John Daly

First, the good news.Piracy off Somalia is down. In 2012, there were 297 piracy attacks and 28 hijackings worldwide, according to the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting…

Foreign Energy Investors Should Not Give Up on Egypt

Foreign Energy Investors Should Not Give Up on Egypt

Feb 06, 2013 at 17:21 | Jen Alic

Egypt is not only hungry for energy—it’s starving, and this starvation will play a role in the underlying revolutionary instability that has foreign investors asking whether the other boot is…

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