• End of Libyan oil blockade comes with risks

    An agreement to resume exports has reassured oil markets. But several hurdles remain, Chris Stephen reports from Tripoli

  • Requiem for a dream?

    Three years on, the euphoria surrounding South Sudan’s independence has ebbed away as the country slides deeper into civil war, writes Luke Patey

  • Taking a bet

    Interest in Morocco's hydrocarbons sector is growing. Yet with only a number of high-profile exploration failures to its credit, will explorers take the chance? Sherelle Jacobs reports

  • The bitter legacy

    Two new books tell the sorry tale of South Sudan and Sudan, and the oil at the heart of their dysfunctional relationship. Review by Anthea Pitt