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Written by Graham Lee (1)
Monday, 09 December 2013 18:38
Kenya, already beset by terrorism and ethnic rivalries, may be on the verge of an oil boom. Oil is seldom good news for the stability of African nations. If the hydrocarbons industry in Kenya takes off, then the East African powerhouse risks going down the same road as Nigeria, of widespread violence in oil producing areas, elite corruption and in-fighting over the proceeds of the oil industry. The characteristics which doomed Nigerian oil – high level graft and patronage, tribal conflict and a government indifferent to the woes of oil-affected communities – are all present in Kenya. Whilst international extractive industry governance reforms offer a glimmer of hope for Kenya, the country has a long and difficult road ahead if it is to reap the benefits of its oil. Read more...
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