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Title:The Gulf of Guinea: the future African Persian Gulf?
Author:Silverio González, Yoslán
Periodical:Revista Brasileira de Estudos Africanos = Brazilian journal of African studies (ISSN 2448-3923)
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:petroleum industry
international economic relations
External link:http://www.seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/rbea/article/view/60240
Abstract:Different African regions have not stopped being at the epicenter of games and influences from capitalist powers, mainly from former European metropolises, such as France, and the United States, due to the fact that each one of them has significant importance in the international relations' context, because of either their geographic position or their natural resources. In the last decades, guaranteeing energy supply has become a matter of natural security for all countries, especially for those with high levels of consumption and industrial development. This article studies how Sub-Saharan African oil producing regions play a strategic role in this context, but also considering that the African continent has always been subject to developed capitalist countries' greed. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]