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AFRICANGLOBE - Gulf states' riches have been built on oil, credit and exploited migrant labour. Increasingly, these workers are African. Nowhere is the status of Africans migrants more tragically and clearly expressed than in the fact that while Gulf states' may be happy to employ them as their new proletariat, they can just as happily get rid of them at a moment's notice.
AFRICANGLOBE - As the US cuts its oil and gas imports, competition in the energy market will pit Africa's producers against the Gulf States in the race to supply European and Asian markets. With doubts growing about the long-term stability of Arab monarchies, Africa may emerge as the better political risk.