Celeste Hicks

Celeste Hicks is a freelance journalist who focuses on the Sahel and North Africa. Her new book, Africa’s New Oil: Power, Pipelines and Future Fortunes, was published by Zed Books in April 2015. Former BBC correspondent in Chad and Mali and Editor for the BBC Africa service news programs, Hicks is now based in Casablanca, Morocco.

Last Updated: October 29, 2015

China’s Risky Oil Strategy in Africa’s Sahel Region

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Chad is one of the poorest, most corrupt, and, increasingly, most volatile countries in Africa. A recent wave of suicide bombings, allegedly orchestrated by Boko Haram, killing 36 and injuring 50, highlights the perilous challenges of doing business...