• Canary islanders are relieved as controversial oil exploration ends following economically unviable results.Africa,Europe,Canary Islands,Lanzarote,Morocco,oil,oil exploration,Paulino Rivero,People’s Party,Repsol,Spain,Michael Lerner

    A volunteer protests Repsol’s oil exploration off the Canary Islands, December 13, 2014. DESIREE MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images
  • Nevers Mumba (right) with other Zambian politicians in this photo from March 25, 2013. AFP/JOSEPH MWENDA

    Zambia’s main opposition leader Nevers Mumba said that if elected in January 20th’s presidential election he would review a new mining tax that otherwise would “paralyze” the economy.Africa,Barrick Gold,copper mining corporations,Edgar Lungu,Glencore,Mining,Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD),Nevers Mumba,Patriotic Front (PF),presidential election,Sata,Zambia,Zambia’s Parliament,Guest Contributor

    Published Date : Jan 06, 2015, 9:47 AM EST
  • Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan wants the governor of the central bank of Nigeria out while he tries to extend his stay as long as possible. Africa,Economy of Nigeria,Goodluck Jonathan,Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation,Nigeria’s central bank,oil scandal,Olusegun Obasanjo,Sanusi Lamido Sanusi,Alex Erquicia
    Published Date : Jan 10, 2014, 5:26 PM EST
  • Efforts to supply more of its booming demand for fuel are being dashed by competition from foreign refiners.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 03, 2014, 9:21 AM EST
  • The state-oil company NNPC had not paid $12 billion it earned from oil sales into government accounts, says central bank. 

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 03, 2014, 9:21 AM EST
  • An aerial view of a flooded area in Makhanga, in southern Malawi, on Janaury 20, 2015. AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images

    Malawi's agricultural sector has been devastated, and a long-term crisis looms.Africa,Agriculture,Flood,food shortages,Humanitarian aid,Malawi,Mozambique,Natural Disaster,NGOs,Peter Mutharika,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 27, 2015, 1:19 PM EST
  • Commercial oil production is expected to begin in 2016.Africa,Africa Oil Corporation,Kenya,oil and gas,oil discovery,Somalia,Uganda,Uhuru Kenyatta,World Bank,Guest Contributor
    Published Date : Sep 29, 2014, 11:46 AM EDT