John-Paul Safunu Banchani

African Security Review Journal
Volume 25, 2016 - Issue 4

Pages 420-426 | Published online: 29 Sep 2016

Republished from Taylor Francis Online

ABSTRACT
Africa and for that matter the Gulf of Guinea cannot be indifferent to the global energy politics of the 21st century. The increasing importance of the region has attracted major actors in the energy sector. The competing interests of these actors are played out in various forms. This heightened interest in the region, especially with the discovery of oil in huge commercial quantities, has brought the importance of the area into focus in global oil politics. This paper looks at the importance of the region in light of the huge energy potentials of the Gulf of Guinea and how the institution of proper governance systems could serve as an important factor in ensuring the proper management of the resource.

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