Dakar, Oct. 21 -- WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, October 21, 2019/APO Group/ -- In his new book , Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy and Doing Deals , leading African energy attorney, NJ Ayuk, maintains that Africans have the power to reverse the so-called "resource curse" and use their continent's petroleum resources to fuel positive changes-but only if they address unresolved security issues.

"African countries simply must do more to address political and civil discontent in areas where oil and gas producers are active," Ayuk writes in chapter 15 of Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy and Doing Deals. "If they don't, they will run the risk of alienating investors and losing access to funds." Energy secu...