Nigeria

  • Oil in Niger

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    Since 2011, Niger has been a small oil producing country (20 000 barrels per day, 100 times less than Nigeria). The country consumes 10 000 barrels per day of petroleum products which were previously imported from Nigeria. The government asked the Chinese company that operates in the Agadem field, to build a refinery with the capacity of producing 20 000 barrels per day. Read on
  • Oil in Niger

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    Since 2011, Niger has been a small oil producing country (20 000 barrels per day, 100 times less than Nigeria). The country consumes 10 000 barrels per day of petroleum products which were previously imported from Nigeria. The government asked the Chinese company that operates in the Agadem field, to build a refinery with the capacity of producing 20 000 barrels per day. Read on
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    At an estimated cost of 21 billion USD in 2006, the trans-Saharan gas pipeline would have the capacity to transport some 30 billion cubic meters of gas per year from Nigeria to Europe. Within the European Union, gas consumption is overall shrinking but gas production is declining even faster (30% of the gas needs are supplied by Russia, compared to 14% provided by Algeria). Read on
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    Despite their common heritage, the Maghreb and the Sahel remain insufficiently connected. The dissemination of cultural, religious and linguistic trends, the movement of people, and their trade relations serve as ancient bridges between the two regions. Read on
  • Boko Haram

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    At the end of the 90s, the Boko Haram sect began as a protest movement in response to corruption among northern governors responsible for implementing Sharia law. Its supporters demanded full application of Koranic law and rejected the “modernity” of southern Nigeria, whose misguided “education” was considered a sin Read on

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