Oct 30th, 2012
By Angelo Izama When Beatrice Atim Anywar received a call from a reporter to ask if her daughter had applied for a scholarship with an oil company, she laughed: “I had no idea,” she said. At over six feet, Anywar has a reputation as a fighter. She earned most of her stripes as “Mama Mabira” […...
May 29th, 2012
Nigeria’s long-awaited oil law, when it finally comes, looks likely to be a botched job that gives favourable tax terms to foreign oil firms while doing little to satisfy calls fo transparency and reform of a corrupt and wasteful sector. A new draft of the long-awaited Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) i...
Dec 8th, 2011
Tripoli – Libya’s interim government, under pressure from civilians, faces a tough task to disarm hundreds of former rebels who toppled Muammar Gaddafi’s regime and who are now ensuring security on the streets. The new government is yet to declare a clear programme as to how it plan...