Africa: Crude Continent: The Struggle for Africa's Oil Prize

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Profile Books, Jul 23, 2010 - Business & Economics - 1341 pages
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Based on thirty years in the global oil game, intimate knowledge of African history and direct experience of over forty countries, this comprehensive book shows that Africa's flaws are not the whole story, when it comes to the continent's history. A definitive yet original account of the rush for Africa's oil, this is also a guide to the hidden face of Africa.

Duncan Clarke begins by placing African oil issues in their historical context before tackling the issues of power, nationalism and different parties' strategies for control that have led to today's oil scene. This book is the ultimate reference work on oil in Africa - which is vital to everyone's future around the world.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Discovering Africa
7
Backtracking Leo Africanus
11
Writing Africa
20
Medieval continent
48
Scrambles for Africa
66
Struggles for Africas oil bounty
80
The house of cards
83
Eastern promise
322
Southern African periphery
335
The state of exception
347
Islands in the sun
356
Africas hapless and hopeless
363
Guardians and Great Powers
373
The worlds frontier
375
Africas prize
382

Rising colossus
115
The family business
136
Glitter n gloss in the Gulf of Guinea
148
Siamese twins
198
Managing in loco parentis
213
Maghreb giants
223
North African minnows
246
Atlantic salient to Sahelian shores
262
Hope in the heart of darkness
291
Africas conflicted Horn
305
Charms of resource nationalism
391
Grand strategy for hegemony
398
Africas Big Five animals
416
Antelopes in the food chain
425
Mammals in the bush
445
Gazelles on the run
467
Minnows and chongololos
478
Africas oil locomotive
521
Masters and servants in medieval Africa
542
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Duncan Clarke is a leading thinker and speaker on the world/Africa oil game, with 40 years' economics practice and extensive experience in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. He is Chairman & CEO of Global Pacific & Partners, a leading Advisory firm in Africa, and on world oil and gas.

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