African leaders are meeting in Cape Town to discuss the continent's oil industry. Countries like Nigeria are already major oil producers and exporters. But corruption and poor management mean not everyone is getting their fair share of the pie.
Morocco is launching a charm offensive as the kingdom seeks to expand its influence in West Africa by joining the economic union ECOWAS. But Nigeria is reluctant to see Morocco join as it stands to lose power.
In a new book, leading African energy lawyer NJ Ayuk examines how the oil and gas industry could help Africa to peace and prosperity. Some of his assertions are controversial.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has said the oil market could stay oversupplied for longer than expected due to rising production and limited output cuts by some OPEC exporters.
Ghana and Nigeria are the first countries to respond to reports of European companies exploiting weak fuel standards in Africa. Stricter limits on the sulfur content of diesel will come into force on July 1.
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