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Benjamin AUGE

Associate Research Fellow, Africa Studies Center and Center for Energy and Climate


Research areas:

  • Oil, gas, electrity
  • Oil and gas border conflicts
  • Nigeria, Sudan, Mauritania, Angola, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, South Africa

 

Benjamin Augé is an Associate Research Fellow at Ifri since June 2010. He is a PhD graduate in geography from the French Institute of Geopolitics (University of Paris 8). He is otherwise Chief Editor of Africa Energy Intelligence, a newsletter focused on Energy issues in Africa. He teaches oil and gaz geopolitics at the University of Nouakchott in Mauritania and at the Instituto Nacional de Relacoes Internationais (ISRI) in Mozambique. He is also a guest speaker at the French War College, HEC, Sciences-Po Paris and the National school of administration (École nationale d'administration - ENA).

His research focuses on the economic and political management of the hydrocarbons and electrical sectors in African states. Benjamin Augé also convers conflicts between different stakeholders (local, national, and international) for the control of oil zones, as well as in the border disputes linked to shared oil and gas basins. In addition to Nigeria, Angola, Gabon and the Republic of Congo, he studies in particular new and future African hydrocarbon producers such as Sudan, Chad, Mauritania, Uganda, Ghana, Mozambique and Tanzania. 

All my publications
27/09/2017

The study and comparison of different National Oil Companies (NOC) help understanding the political history of Algeria, Nigeria and Angola. The NOC’s role and activities depend on several economic and political aspects. For example, Angolan Sonangol has been the coffer for the Popular Movement...

18/12/2015

Nigeria has experienced a political changeover due to the presidential and parliamentary elections on 28 March 2015, enabling Muhammadu Buhari – a retired general who was in power between 1983 and 1985...

All my medias