IN THE MEDIA: Will Africa be able to step into the provision of gas breach?
Posted on March 31, 2022
On 26 March 2022, Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship senior research fellow, Professor Adekeye Adebajo, provided some insight into the role of Africa in plugging the gap left by Russia in the European market.
Professor Adebajo spoke to the Africa-EU relationship, and the discussion focused on the key issue facing European countries: the provision of gas supplies as winter approaches in the Northern hemisphere. The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has impacted Russia's gas supplies to the European continent, and Professor Adebajo weighed in on the resources available in Africa, and its potential to step into the gap in this market.
... because there are several gas suppliers on the African contient, Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique and Tanzania, there has been speculation that some of the African gas suppliers could possibly fill the vacuum as the European Union seeks to reduce its dependence on Russian gas supplies. This will obviously be a longer term issue, but there are strategies and they have been thinking about this. - Professor Adekeye Adebajo