With War, Africa Oil Beckons

Part one of a three part series investigating environmental, health and corruption concerns related to the $3.7 billion oil pipeline constructed in Chad and Cameroon by an international consortium that includes the World Bank, Exxon Mobil, and ChevronTexaco. The pipeline will allow the United States to tap a new source of petroleum just as war, terrorism and rising anti-Americanism threaten to disrupt Middle East oil supplies. But can the largest development project ever undertaken in Africa fulfill its promises of economic development?

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