New book launched

My new book ‘Africa’s New Oil; Power, Pipelines and Future Fortunes’ has been published by Zed Books ‘African Arguments’ series. Now available: http://www.zedbooks.co.uk/node/20807 Thanks to everyone who helped me to realise this project.
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Uranium negotiations in Niger – the Guardian

Niger has been playing hard-ball with the French nuclear operator Areva to get a better deal on royalties from its uranium production at Arlit. The subject is of particular interest for me as I’m writing a book about resource nationalism and oil in Africa – focusing on Chad, Niger, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/28/niger-fails-uranium-mining-deal-french-firm-areva
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BBC Heart and Soul documentaries

I was delighted to be asked to author and produce two half hour documentaries for BBC World Service, one on how religious faith in Mali has been affected by the crisis of the last year, the other about how Christianity, Islam and animism peacefully co-exist in Burkina Faso. Listen again here – search for Beyond the War: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsn4/episodes/player
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