Africa and oil

The oil industry in Africa is indicted for causing massive environmental damage, for the role of oil money in propping up corrupt regimes and for disrupting the traditional livelihoods of indigenous people. Yet it is undeniable that oil production directly benefits the economies of many African countries. If growth is not to come from oil, are the critics of Big Oil saying that Nigerians and other countries should go back to the land and develop less? Speakers in this debate include: Dara Akala, Living Earth Foundation; Barnaby Briggs, Shell; Joseph Hurst, Croft Stakeholder Democracy Network and Dipo Salimonu Ateriba,  Africa Confidential.