Oil is a major trump card

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by Henri Beaumont


Whatever the price of a barrel of crude over the next few   years– which no expert can predict – it would appear to be an accepted fact: Africa is and will remain the continent of the future as   a producer of oil and gas. With its proven and potential reserves, the quality of its oils, the cost of extraction and the as-yet low level of domestic consumption, Africa is largely set to become an exporter – and, as such, a geopolitical area constantly under the gaze of the world powers and very probably coveted by some.

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