Morocco and climate change

Morocco is hosting the COP22 climate change summit in Marrakesh, but farmers in the Atlas mountains are already suffering because of unpredictable weather patterns https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/nov/07/cop22-host-morocco-marrakech-action-plan-fight-devastating-climate-change-africa-farmers-un-conference
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My new book is out!

My new book, ‘Africa’s New Oil; Power, Pipelines and Future Fortunes’ is now available from Zed Books http://www.zedbooks.co.uk/node/20807 My book traces the story of five of Africa’s new oil producers – Chad, Niger, Ghana, Kenya & Uganda, asking what can be done to ensure that the development of natural resources contributes to national development, and to protect the environment and social rights.
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Hissene Habre on trial in Senegal

I’ve been reporting on the trial of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre, who’s accused of war crimes. The trial is taking place at a specially-convened court in Dakar. Here are some of my reports: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/sep/07/chad-hissene-habre-carried-into-court-trial-resumes-dakar-senegal http://africanarguments.org/2015/09/08/hissene-habre-dragged-into-court-after-a-25-year-wait/ http://www.thisisafricaonline.com/News/Habre-on-trial-Justice-interrupted?ct=true
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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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Chad’s military adventures abroad

This is an annual report I wrote for World Politics Review which explains some of the background to Chad’s military adventures in Mali and CAR – good background to help explain why they’re now involved in northern Nigeria http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/14435/clay-feet-chad-s-surprising-rise-and-enduring-weaknesses
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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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Chad’s role in CAR

This was a piece I wrote recently for Think Africa Press about the role Chad has played in the disintegration of its southern neighbour Central African Republic http://thinkafricapress.com/chad/deby-overstretch-car-central-african-republic-seleka-djotodia
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