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East Africa’s Oil and Gas Boom: Promise and Peril #Storify

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Oil and gas could bring billions to countries in East Africa – but only if used responsibly.

Alex Blair is the press officer for Oxfam America’s Extractive Industries team. 

Oxfam America and the Brookings Institution hosted a conference yesterday on the East African oil and gas boom. Speakers from government, the private sector, civil society, think tanks and academia examined what this means for the region. You can view a summary of the event via a slideshow below, or read the Storify transcript here.

Videos from the event are also available on Brooking’s website.

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