19 September 2013

West Africa's Extractive Industries

The theft of crude oil is having a huge impact on the Nigerian economy and efforts are afoot to curb this illegal activity. ( Resource: Efforts to Curb Nigeria's Oil Theft


A new Africa Programme report examines the international dimensions of Nigerian crude oil theft and explores what the international community could do to tackle the problem.

The report assesses the scale of crude oil theft in Nigeria, analyses how stolen crude is exported and highlights the laundering of proceeds through global financial centres.

The Africa Programme carries out regular policy-focused research and analysis on a range of themes relating to Nigeria's extractive industry, its complex political landscape as well as maritime security and transnational organized crime in the wider Gulf of Guinea region.


Nigeria's Criminal Crude: International Options to Combat the Export of Stolen Oil

Programme Report

Christina Katsouris and Aaron Sayne, September 2013

Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea: Lessons Learned from the Indian Ocean

Programme Paper

Adjoa Anyimadu, July 2013

Nigeria's Defence Priorities: Domestic Stability for Regional Security


Hon Erelu Olusola Obada, Minister of State for Defence, Nigeria, July 2013

Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea

Conference Report

March 2013

Manufacturing Instability? Extractive Industries, the State and the Resource Curse in West Africa

Meeting Summary

Chatham House, February 2012

The Effects of Oil Companies' Activities on the Environment, Health and Development in sub-Saharan Africa

European Parliament Report

Heike Baumüller, Elizabeth Donnelly, Alex Vines, Markus Weimer, August 2011

Promoting Democratic Management of Africa's Oil Wealth: Lessons from Angola, São Tomé Príncipe, and Nigeria

Conference Summary

August 2010

Nigeria's Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: Just a Glorious Audit?

Programme Paper

Nicholas Shaxson, November 2009

Thirst for African Oil: Asian National Oil Companies in Nigeria and Angola

Chatham House Report

Alex Vines, Lillian Wong, Markus Weimer and Indira Campos, August 2009

Nigeria-Related Financial Crime and its Links with Britain

Africa Programme Report

Michael Peel, November 2006

Crisis in the Niger Delta: How Failures of Transparency and Accountability are Destroying the Region

Briefing Paper

Michael Peel, July 2005

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