Features / COUNTRY INSIGHT
Tuesday, 18th April 2017
A BOOM OR DOOM OF NIGERIA’S PETROLEUM SECTOR PRIVATIZATION
By Mariana Somensi
The debate about the privatization of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) revived in January 2016 after Petroleum Resources Minister of State, Emmanuel Kachikwu, announced the country’s plans to make its first initial public offering of assets owned by NNPC in 2018.
Monday, 13th February 2017
WILL ANGOLA WIN AFRICA’S OIL TUG OF WAR?
By Amira S. Badawey
Located on the Atlantic coast in the southern part of Africa, the Republic of Angola unexpectedly overtook Nigeria as the top crude producer in Africa during the second half 2016. Yet, Angola did not enjoy its primary position for too long. Already in December 2016, Nigerian Bulletin reported that Nigeria’s oil output slightly surpassed that of Angola by 94,000 b/d.