The Curse Of Remoteness: What African Governments Should Do About Their Forgotten Regions
The paper looks at the notion of "remoteness" – generally understood to refer to inaccessible places, in both developed and developing countries – and its impacts on policy and development. It concentrates on three case studies (northern Kenya, southern Tanzania and the Niger Delta in Nigeria), which have been geographically and historically isolated ever since British colonial days and beyond.
Environmental Disaster Of Bp Oil Spills In The Gulf Of Mexico: Lessons For Emerging Oil And Gas African Producers
The message sent by this paper is that emerging oil and gas producing countries in Africa must not be complacent when it comes to both onshore and offshore drilling activities. The lessons to be learned from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are instructive and remind us that the sector is arduous and fraught with risks and danger, in particular
Implementation Of A Local-content Policy In The Oil And Gas Sector: Lessons For The Kenya Turkana Oil And Gas Fields
Local-content policies and legislation are now common in the emerging oil- and gas-producing economies of the developing world, those in Africa included. This paper’s main message is that local content policies, even where they have been translated into legislation, are not a panacea to ensure that the oil and gas sector is of significant national economic benefit, especially in Africa.