Fighting between South Sudan and its rival, Sudan, could restart a 20-year civil war that claimed the lives of millions. It could also affect the price Americans pay for car fuel, China’s ability to keep its economy growing, and the stability of the region. Here’s a few reasons to pay attention to the fighting in Sudan.
Hundreds of oil spills reported in Nigeria every year are ruining the environment and putting human lives at risk. A new report from Amnesty International says spills in the Niger Delta are the result of pipeline corrosion, maintenance issues, equipment failure, sabotage and theft.
Conversations surrounding last week's oil markets centered on Libyan production issues and the possibility that U.S. military strikes on Syria may have broader implications for crude oil, Graeber writes.
Nigeria relies almost exclusively on its energy sector for export earnings and 75 percent of federal government revenue, Graeber writes, but a long record of corruption, militancy and banditry has clouded Nigeria's oil prospects.
The group that claimed responsibility for the attack may have links to Boko Haram, a militant group known for its terror campaigns in the region.
As a former oil executive turned Anglican bishop, the new archbishop followed an atypical path to leadership of the Church of England.
Pirates generally target ships in order to steal the goods being transported, and oil trade around the Niger Delta is being affected as pirate activity grows, according to OilPrice.com.