Monday, January 21, 2013

West hearts oil and uranium

""The dangers expand elsewhere, with huge oil reserves attracting Western companies to set up production across the vast Sahel. South of Algeria and Mali sits Niger, a dirt-poor desert country with the world's fourth largest output of uranium, which supplies France's crucial network of nuclear-power stations. East of Algeria is Libya, where a number of Western companies exploit some of Africa's biggest oil reserves, but where security remains plagued by militant groups like the one that killed four Americans in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last September.""