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. 

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