Tag Archives: oil

The Successes and Failures of Economic Reform in Africa

Zainab Usman

Zainab Usman shares with us her new paper on political settlements in Nigeria. Zainab is a doctoral candidate in International Development at the University of Oxford. Her research assesses the oil economy, economic reform and political institutions in Nigeria since the transition to democracy in 1999. Zainab is also the co-convener of the Oxford University China-Africa Network (OUCAN). She tweets […]

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Fuelling progress in Nigeria: Buhari and the petrol subsidy


Zainab Usman tells us why Buhari must phase out Nigeria’s petrol subsidy. Zainab is a doctoral candidate in International Development at the University of Oxford. She tweets via @msszeeusman.

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Hypocrisy and forgetfulness: The critique of state capitalism


In this post, Ian Taylor tells us about his recent research on state capitalism and the oil sector in Africa. He argues that companies from Brazil, China, India, South Korea, and Turkey are increasingly competitive trading partners for countries across the continent and explores some of the unfair criticisms and real challenges that this shift […]

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How Kenya can make the most of its oil and gas find?


In this blog, our co-Editor Nic Cheeseman reports back from a recent workshop at the University of Oxford held by the African Studies Centre and Oxfam on extractive industries in Africa.  

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Corruption and Democracy in Angola

On April 1, 2011, the National Assembly of Angola voted for a bill that criminalizes the use of the internet and mobile phones to send information, photographs, or text messages without the prior written consent ofthose mentioned in the contents. The “Law to Combat Crime in the Area of Information and Communication Technologies and of […]

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