China Finds Resistance to Oil Deals in Africa

China Finds Resistance to Oil Deals in Africa

In Niger, government officials have fought a Chinese oil giant step by step, painfully undoing parts of a contract they call ruinous. In neighboring Chad, they have been even more forceful, shutting down the Chinese and accusing them of gross environmental negligence. In Gabon, they have seized major oil tracts from China, handing them over to the state company. ...

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Ghana Whale Deaths Blamed On Offshore Oil Exploration

An "alarming" number of whales are dying off the coast of Ghana, conservationists say, prompting concerns for marine life in the west African nation. Campaigners believe that a record number of whales have been washed ashore in western Ghana in recent days, and claim they have been affected by oil exploration activities in deep waters off the Ghanaian coast. ...

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