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Oil or Nothing: Dealing with South Sudan's Bleeding Finances

South Sudan’s rulers keep a tight grip on its oil wealth, blocking outside scrutiny and obstructing reforms urgently needed to ease both popular hardships and political tensions. Along with International Monetary Fund support, a peace deal has kicks…

The Negative Impacts of Oil Exploration and Discovery on the Turkana Community

This policy brief addresses issues resulting from impacts affecting the Turkana Community, in light of the recent oil production activities. Some key issues include the growth of Kenya’s economy, environmental assessments, rehabilitation programs to…

African Journal on Conflict Resolution, Volume 21, No 2, 2021

The second volume of 2021 consists of six articles covering a very interesting and comprehensive spectrum of conflict resolution themes. In fact, this collection can serve as an overview of the range of challenges peacebuilders in Africa have to con…

Nigeria is out of recession but not out of the woods yet

Nigeria’s economy has finally exited its worst recession in 29 years. After five quarters of negative growth, the economy grew by 0.55% in the second quarter of this year, a result largely driven by the oil sector which contributed about 78% of the …

The nexus between oil and conflict in South Sudan

A recent report from Global Witness focuses on the ‘’capture” of a state-owned oil company and its role in financing ongoing conflict in South Sudan. Michael Gibb from the international NGO unpacks it here.

The paradox of Nigeria's oil dependency

Following the collapse of crude oil prices in 2018, which triggered unpleasant memories of the 2014 and 2015 crash in world oil prices, the Nigerian government found itself in unchartered waters. It continues to struggle to revive the economy amidst…

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