Untapped: the scramble for Africa's oil
"West Africa is now the fastest growing oil region in the world. The US already gets more of its oil from Africa than it does from Saudi Arabia, and the situation in the Middle East hots up, everyone - including China - is looking for a more reliable source of oil.
"But what does the oil boom mean for Africa - could it be the thing that will finally lift the continent out of poverty?
"John Ghavinian travelled through twelve African countries - from Sudan, to Congo to Angola. He talked to warlords, industry executives, bandits, activists, priests, missionaries, oil-rig workers, scientists - and ordinary people. His quest was to find out how their lives and futures are being transformed by the oil boom."
Categories: oil, africa