‘More Major Attacks’ by Niger Delta Avengers Coming–Verisk Maplecroft

  ‘Realistic Threat’ NDA Will Carry Out More Major Attacks by  Andreas Exarheas   There is a ‘realistic threat’ that the Niger Delta Avengers will carry out more major attacks on infrastructure, says Verisk Maplecroft’s Ben Payton. There is a “realistic threat” that the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) will carry out more major attacks on…

How China Became the World’s No. 1 Economy in Four Decades

  How China Became the World’s No. 1 Economy in Four Decades  by Peter Wong   Its impressive achievements are thanks to perseverance and the far-reaching economic and societal changes that have been introduced since 1978. Within our lifetimes, China has transformed from an agrarian economy to a world-beating digital and consumption-led powerhouse, driven by smartphone-wallet…

Listen Up, Miners: Africa Wants Bigger Slice of Commodities Boom, Now!

Listen Up, Miners: Africa Wants Bigger Slice of Commodities Boom, Now! One by one, the biggest names in African mining are getting squeezed. The tactics might be blunt, but the message is clear: the countries where they operate want a bigger share of the proceeds. The collapse in commodities through 2015 hobbled some of Africa’s biggest resource economies,…

How Nigeria’s Oil Industry Went Local: The Unintended Benefits of Graft

How Nigeria’s Oil Industry Went Local The Unintended Benefits of Graft By Matt Mossman The biggest real-estate foreclosure in Manhattan’s history began with a Nigerian jet-fuel binge. Kola Aluko, now in hiding from the authorities of multiple countries, allegedly spent so much money on jet fuel that he could no longer pay the mortgage on his Midtown penthouse,…