Archive for the ‘Tanzania’ Category

Sino-French African Pipeline Deal

Via Oil and Gas Daily, a report on a recently announced Sino-French African pipeline deal: French green groups on Monday denounced a newly inked multi-national accord to build a massive crude oil pipeline in East Africa, warning of huge environmental risks. The Ugandan and Tanzanian governments joined oil companies Total of France and China’s CNOOC […]

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Winter Energy Woes Bedevil Central Asia

Via The Diplomat, a look at how Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan have all suffered in recent months from shortages and blackouts, leaving their citizens to experience cold nights and darkened lights: As the new year was just beginning, the lights went dark in Kabul. Afghan media reported last week that in one 24 hour period late in the […]

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East Africa Petroleum Production

Via The East African, an interesting graphic on oil and gas production schedules for East Africa

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The East African Ride to Middle Income

Via The World Bank, an interesting article on East Africa’s economic growth trajectory: “You have embarked on a long train ride in Africa. The train is in bad shape, the ride is bumpy and breakdowns frequent. You wonder when you will arrive at destination or if you ever will. But after a tortuous first half of […]

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African Investment: Driven by Terrain?

Via Stratfor (subscription required), an excellent analysis of how the rugged terrain of Sub-Saharan Africa prevents industrialization and modern infrastructure from taking hold and engenders chronic political instability. As a result, the article notes, most foreign investment goes to resource extraction, especially offshore projects protected from the disruptions that are rife on land: “…Foreign direct […]

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