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Scramble for Africa 2.0?
05-12-2014, 02:55 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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This whole situation in Nigeria has put US and UK boots on the ground (for the children), but with the riches of the country they have a lot to defend. It would also be interesting to know the size of the oil companies private security forces there. I'm sure it's a sizable army.

What Russia is doing:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Lavrov&amp;src=hash">#Lavrov</a>: We agreed to establish an intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation <a href="https://twitter.com/UgandaMFA">@UgandaMFA</a> <a href="https://*.co/C71BlC6TDo">pic.twitter.com/C71BlC6TDo</a></p>&mdash; MFA Russia (@mfa_russia) <a href="https://twitter.com/mfa_russia/statuses/465810225623465984">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

What China is doing:
China to build new East Africa railway line


05-12-2014, 03:08 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:30,404 Threads:1,479 Joined:Feb 2011
So the world is swooping in for another round of resource grabs, no surprises there. gaah.gif The Nigerians won't benefit, but corporate interests most certainly will.

05-12-2014, 03:31 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,169 Threads:1,536 Joined:Feb 2011
It's not like this hasn't been going on since colonization supposedly ended, the corporations took over the role of the colonizers. But it seems they have been increasing activity lately. 13.gif I suspect we'll see more terror groups arise from these alliances that keep people poor and hungry and corrupt leaders in charge.
05-12-2014, 04:18 PM #4
yankees skier
Posts:5,093 Threads:215 Joined:Feb 2011
Does Nigeria have oil?coffeetime.gif

05-12-2014, 04:23 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,169 Threads:1,536 Joined:Feb 2011
You know it.

The petroleum industry in Nigeria, Africa is the largest industry and main generator of GDP in the continent's most populous nation.

"Drill, baby, drill!" coffeetime.gif



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