Petroleum and its impact on Three Wars in Africa: Angola, Nigeria and Sudan

Adrian Gonzalez

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This article focuses on the complex role that oil has played in many conflicts on the African continent. It begins by highlighting oil’s influential role within war at a wider international level and provides a brief theoretical base from which to explore oil’s role in the African continent. Then, the article provides evidence of petroleum’s impact on violent conflicts in three African countries, namely Angola, Sudan and Nigeria, in order to highlight oil’s multi-faceted role on war in Africa.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-86
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Peace, Conflict & Development (PC&D)
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010


  • Petroleum
  • Angola
  • Nigeria
  • Sudan

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