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Piracy in West Africa

November 17, 2011


Originally published in The National: This year, global piracy has risen to its highest levels since the International Maritime Bureau first started recording attacks back in 1991. The majority of attention has focused on Somali pirates, who have successfully hijacked dozens of vessels in the Gulf of Aden, and are currently holding just under 200 […]

Africa Elections Expose Democracy's Fault Lines

January 5, 2011


Originally published in GlobalPost: NEW YORK — More than a month after its presidential election, Ivory Coast remains in political crisis. The incumbent president, Laurent Gbagbo, refuses to leave office, though the official vote count shows that he lost to opposition leader Alassane Ouattara. The country is teetering on the brink of civil war. Gbagbo […]

Ghana Must Ensure Oil Benefits Country

September 25, 2010


Originally published in GlobalPost: TAKORADI, Ghana — A digital sign in the lobby of Tullow Oil’s office here reads 61 days — a countdown to the country’s first first oil. In November, Ghana will begin producing from its estimated 1.6 billion barrels of oil reserves. As oil workers prepare pipes for deepwater installation at the […]

Uganda Should Consult Ghana on Oil

January 30, 2010


Originally published in GlobalPost: KAMPALA, Uganda — In 2009, Uganda discovered oil reserves in its side of the Lake Albert Rift Basin that could place it in the ranks of major African producers such as Chad and Equatorial Guinea. The oil discovery — optimistic estimates place it at 2 billion barrels — is just a […]