Archive for the ‘Niger’ Category

Niger’s Colonial-Style Resource Curse

Via Project Syndicate, an article on how the colonial model of resource extraction persists in Africa’s troubled Sahel region and, unless countries like Niger broaden the distributional gains from the exploitation of their natural wealth, democracy on the continent will remain fragile: Since the ouster of President Mohamed Bazoum in July, Niger, a landlocked West African […]

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Africa’s Longest Oil Pipeline Takes Shape in Niger

Via France 24, a report on an ongoing oil pipeline project in Niger: At Gaya in southwest Niger, near the border with Benin, the longest oil pipeline in Africa is being built. With a projected length of nearly 2,000 kilometres (1,240 miles) — including 1,250 km in Niger itself — the pipeline will connect oil […]

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Niger Tensions Threaten Chinese Pipeline and Dam Projects

Courtesy of Nikkei Asia, a report on how current turmoil in Niger has impacted Chinese investment projects: Rising tensions in Niger are casting a shadow over Chinese interests there, following reports that the construction of a dam has been suspended, adding to worries that a PetroChina-backed export pipeline set to be completed at the end […]

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In Niger, Uranium Trading Continues, Even After The Coup

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a look at economic activity in Niger, in light of the recent coup: Following the military coup, the ousting of Mohamed Bazoum, and the closing of borders, the economic operators in Niger like Global Atomic and Orano are watching and waiting; but still mining. In Niamey, the morning of 27 […]

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Africa: Poised to Become a Big Player in Energy Markets

Via The Economist, an article on why Africa is poised to become a big player in energy markets: Energy markets are being rocked by an unprecedented double-whammy. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year, Europe has cut energy imports from Russia, the world’s second-largest producer of natural gas and third-largest oil producer. Prices of both […]

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Niger, China Discuss Uranium Mine and Other Deals

Courtesy of VOA News, a report on growing Chinese interest in Niger: The West African nation of Niger and China have been discussing deals that include an industrial park, an oil pipeline and a uranium mine. The Chinese ambassador to Niger, Jiang Feng, said China would build an industrial park that would impact industries including […]

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