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Africa And Its Oil

In oil-rich nation, charges of skimming

Congolese officials said to reap profits

Fishermen tended a boat in Pointe-Noire, an oil-rich city in Republic of Congo. West Africa supplies the United States with about 15 percent of the oil it consumes.
By John Donnelly
Globe Staff / November 25, 2005

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Second in a series of occasional articles. DJENO, Republic of Congo -- It was one of hundreds of such transactions along the oil-rich Gulf of Guinea this year -- a shipment of 950,677 barrels of high-grade crude, loaded at this steamy port on the African equator and bound for the United States. (Full article: 1745 words)

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