Past eventResearch Event

Crude Continent: The Struggle for Africa's Oil Prize - Book Launch

14 November 2008 - 5:00pm to 5:45pm

Chatham House, London


Speaker: Duncan Clarke, author, Global Pacific & Partners

Respondent: Barry Morgan, Upstream Oil and Gas Newspaper



Based on thirty years in the global oil game, intimate knowledge of African history and direct experience of over forty countries, 'Crude Continent: The Struggle for Africa's Oil Prize' shows that Africa's flaws are not the whole story, when it comes to the continent's history. A definitive yet original perspective on the rush for Africa's oil, this is also a guide to the hidden face of Africa.

Duncan Clarke begins by placing African oil issues in their historical context before tackling the issues of power, nationalism and different parties' strategies for control that have led to today's oil scene.

A reception will follow the event.