Havana. July 7, 2005
Oil, the only US interest in Africa
BY JOAQUIN ORAMAS
THE discovery of oil in Africa would seem to have begun to reinsert the continent into the dynamics of world trade and has resuscitated considerable interest on the part of the US government. In the autumn of 2002, the British magazine The Economist made an accusation to that effect that was echoed by officials and researchers.
In an interview for Asia Times Online published in the fall of 2003, US security analyst Michael Klare, the author of Resource Wars, warned of Washington’s potential implication on the African continent. When asked where the next oil conflict after Iraq could emerge, Klare responded, “I think inAfrica, the situation there is heating up.”