Oil Polluted Lands Over Twice The Size Of Seychelles In Nigeria. Can East Africa Escape The Curse?

The Uganda oil pipeline through Tanzania should be made into a bigger prosperity corridor, with fibre optics, roads, railways and food silos.

Pemba in northern Mozambique has seen a surge of new arrivals in step with investments to exploit off-shore gas deposits. (Photo/Flickr).

Why Natural Resource Discoveries Are More Than Just A Curse: The Case Of Mozambique

Mozambiques offshore natural gas discoveries in the Rovuma basin since 2009 have been nothing short of prolific. They are now valued at approximately 50 times the countrys gross domestic product.

The Nile cuts through Cairo and it's virtually Egypt's only source of fresh water. (Photo/CTSNOW/Flickr).

Over 300 Million Rely On It: Why The 11 Nations That Depend On The Nile Need To Reach A River Deal Soon

More than 80% of the water reaching Egypt comes from the Blue Nile which originates in Ethiopia.

The picturesque lake straddling Rwanda and the DR Congo has a dark side. (Photo/ Flickr/ Steve Evans)

What’s So Special About Kivu? Here’s Why Exploring For Oil In This Little Lake Is A Very Big Deal

There is over 60km of methane gas dissolved in the deep water of the lake; the supersaturated gas would release spontaneously if the deep water was displaced upward – just like a soda bottle pops when it is vigorously shaken