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Nov 8, 2012

Africa Oil Formally Becomes a Supporting Company of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

VANOCUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2012) - Africa Oil Corp. ("Africa Oil" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AOI)(OMX:AOI) is pleased to announce that the company has formally become a Supporting Company of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) with immediate effect.

Keith Hill, President and CEO of Africa Oil, said, "This is an important step for Africa Oil in reaffirming the importance we give to doing business in an open and transparent manner. Formally supporting EITI was a natural extension of our on-going business practices and demonstrates our commitment to the oil industry playing a positive role in the sustainable economic development of the countries in which we operate."

The EITI is a global standard that promotes revenue transparency. It has a robust yet flexible methodology for monitoring and reconciling company payments and government revenues at the country level. Each implementing country creates its own EITI process, which is overseen by participants from the government, companies and national civil society. The international EITI Board and the International Secretariat are the guardians of the EITI methodology internationally. More information can be found on the website:

Africa Oil Corp. is a Canadian oil and gas company with assets in Kenya, Ethiopia and Mali as well as Puntland (Somalia) through its 45% equity interest in Horn Petroleum Corporation. Africa Oil's East African holdings are in within a world-class exploration play fairway with a total gross land package in this prolific region in excess of 300,000 square kilometers. The East African Rift Basin system is one of the last of the great rift basins to be explored. New discoveries have been announced on all sides of Africa Oil's virtually unexplored land position including the major Albert Graben oil discovery in neighboring Uganda. Africa Oil's recent Ngamia-1 discovery extends the Albert Graben play into Kenya where Africa Oil along with partner Tullow holds a dominant acreage position. Newly acquired seismic and gravity data show robust leads and prospects throughout Africa Oil's project areas. The Company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and on First North at NASDAQ OMX-Stockholm under the symbol "AOI".


Keith C. Hill, President and CEO

Africa Oil's Certified Advisor on NASDAQ OMX First North is Pareto Öhman AB.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


Africa Oil Corp.
Sophia Shane
Corporate Development
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