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Feb 13, 2008  Chad: Civilians at Risk, Outside Roles at Issue
    "The Chadian civil war is often described as a "spillover" from Darfur. That is a simplification. Darfur's war actually began as a spillover from Chad more than twenty years ago and the two conflicts have been entangled ever since." - Alex De Waal

Oct 3, 2005  Africa: Whose Energy Future?
    With oil prices rising worldwide, African oil-producing countries are expecting windfall earnings. Global oil companies and consuming countries are giving even greater attention to Africa's oil. The World Petroleum Congress, held last month in Africa for the first time, in Sandton, South Africa, celebrated the potential. But a new report from South Africa's groundWork questions the fundamental structure of the oil industry on the continent.

Feb 20, 2005  Chad: Oil Transparency Loopholes
    Oil revenues for Chad are now beginning to increase rapidly from the long-debated "model project" involving World Bank financing, a pipeline through Cameroon, and a consortium of major oil companies. A new report from two U.S.-based groups says the mechanisms for transparency and accountability, while welcome, are still full of loopholes.

Apr 13, 2004  Africa: World Bank Industry Review

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

July 10, 2017  Africa/Global: Following the Money
June 19, 2017  Africa/Europe: Mediterranean Trajectories
May 17, 2017  Africa/Global: Whose Energy?
May   8, 2017  Africa: World Bank Financing Land Grabs
April 25, 2017  Africa/Global: Media Repression 2.0
April 17, 2017  Africa/Global: New Reports Show Massive Tax Losses

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