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Shell still needs to play catch-up after BG purchase
As both BP and ExxonMobil take a major bet on the continent, and Total and ENI ramp up their African investments, Shell is nearly the only Western major to be dragging behind. Africa Energy Intelligence examines the Anglo-Dutch major's botched [. [...]
New factors contributing to political risk
The civil war in Somalia has entered a new phase which is less favourable to the Al-Shabaab radical Islamists. However, Al-Shabab is still dangerous despite its recent military setbacks. New institutions are painstakingly and gradually setting up in Mogadishu. [...]