AFRICA:

Former U.S. Ambassador Lyman takes a closer look at continent's energy boom

As energy companies seek out new oil and gas reserves around the world, Sudan, Nigeria and Angola have emerged as key players in what is shaping up to be an African energy boom. During today's OnPoint, Princeton Lyman, former U.S. ambassador to South Africa and Nigeria, and currently the Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, talks about how African nations are handling the sudden rush of economic development. Lyman also explores the growing ties between China's state-owned oil companies and African resources, and why an uptick in Chinese weapons trading should get more attention from U.S. policymakers.