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2017-11-13

AFRICA OIL AND ECO (ATLANTIC) OIL AND GAS ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

AFRICA OIL AND ECO (ATLANTIC) OIL AND GAS ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

November 13, 2017 (AOI-TSX, AOI-Nasdaq Stockholm) … Africa Oil Corp. (“Africa
Oil”, “AOC” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a
strategic partnership with Eco (Atlantic) Oil and Gas Ltd. (TSXV:EOG or
AIM:ECO) for exploration in West Africa and Guyana. Under the terms of an
investment agreement (the “Investment Agreement”), AOC has agreed to acquire a
19.77% shareholding in ECO through the purchase, by way of private placement,
of 29.2 million common shares at CAD$0.48 per share for a total consideration
of CAD$14.0 million (approximately US$10.9 million). The Investment Agreement
also provides the Company with the right to participate in any future ECO
equity issuances, on a pro rata basis, and to appoint one nominee to ECO’s
board of directors. Keith Hill, President and CEO of AOC, will join the ECO
board of directors as soon as practicable.

As part of the Investment Agreement, the parties have also entered into a
Strategic Alliance Agreement (the “SAA”), whereby they will jointly pursue new
exploration projects. Pursuant to the terms of the SAA, AOC will be entitled
to bid jointly on any new assets or ventures proposed to be acquired by ECO, on
the same terms as ECO and for an interest at least equal to the Company’s
percentage holding of the common shares in ECO from time to time. Additionally,
under the terms of the SAA, AOC will also have a right of first offer on the
farmout of exploration properties currently held by ECO.

ECO has been able to assemble an extensive exploration portfolio in two
countries that are at the forefront of exploration, including four blocks in
Namibia and one block in Guyana. The Namibia blocks are located in an area of
proven source rocks and large, seismically-defined stratigraphic traps where
upcoming wells by neighboring operators will be drilled in the near future to
derisk the play. In Guyana, ECO holds a block directly updip from the Stabroek
block on which Exxon estimates resources of 2.5 billion to 2.8 billion
oil-equivalent barrels, including the supergiant Liza field. The ECO block
exhibits good evidence of slope fan prospects and is expected to be fully
delinated after processing and interpretation of the 2,550km2 3D seismic survey
recently completed in September. ECO also recently announced it has entered
into an option agreement for a farmin by TOTAL on this Guyana acreage.

This new investment is a good complement to the Company’s existing investment
in Africa Energy Corp. (AFE:TSXV) (“AFE”) in which the Company holds a 28.5%
shareholding interest. AFE holds blocks in Namibia adjacent to the ECO acreage
and a block offshore South Africa. Together, the two companies represent
significant holdings in several of the most attractive exploration areas in the
world.

Africa Oil CEO Keith Hill commented, “We are very excited to be joining this
talented group of explorers who have been able to secure top quality blocks in
prime exploration areas. We look forward to realizing the value of this acreage
and believe we will be able to play a positive role in the expansion of their
portfolio. The pace of exploration is increasing in these regions with large
indepedents and even super-majors taking big acreage positions with aggressive
drilling plans over the next few years. This alliance will help us take
advantage of this upswing in activity.”

PillarFour Securities LLP is acting as financial advisor to Africa Oil in
connection with the transaction.

About Africa Oil Corp.

Africa Oil Corp. is a Canadian oil and gas company with assets in Kenya and
Ethiopia, including the South Lokichar Basin (25% working interest in Blocks
10BB and 13T), where the Company and its Joint Venture Partners are undertaking
activities aimed at sanctioning development. The Company is listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange and on Nasdaq Stockholm under the symbol "AOI".

Additional Information

The information in this release is subject to the disclosure requirements of
the Company under the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Swedish Securities
Market Act. This information was publicly communicated on November 13, 2017 at
2:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made and information contained herein constitute
"forward-looking information" (within the meaning of applicable Canadian
securities legislation). Such statements and information (together, "forward
looking statements") relate to future events or the Company's future
performance, business prospects or opportunities. Forward-looking statements
include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to estimates of
reserves and or resources, future production levels, future capital
expenditures and their allocation to exploration and development activities,
future drilling and other exploration and development activities, ultimate
recovery of reserves or resources and dates by which certain areas will be
explored, developed or reach expected operating capacity, that are based on
forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and
assumptions of management.

All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking
statements. Statements concerning proven and probable reserves and resource
estimates may also be deemed to constitute forward-looking statements and
reflect conclusions that are based on certain assumptions that the reserves and
resources can be economically exploited. Any statements that express or involve
discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans,
projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often,
but not always, using words or phrases such as "seek", "anticipate", "plan",
"continue", "estimate", "expect, "may", "will", "project", "predict",
"potential", "targeting", "intend", "could", "might", "should", "believe" and
similar expressions) are not statements of historical fact and may be
"forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements involve known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or
events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking
statements. The Company believes that the expectations reflected in those
forward-looking statements are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that
these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements
should not be unduly relied upon. The Company does not intend, and does not
assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements, except as
required by applicable laws. These forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties relating to, among other things, changes in oil prices, results
of exploration and development activities, uninsured risks, regulatory changes,
defects in title, availability of materials and equipment, timeliness of
government or other regulatory approvals, actual performance of facilities,
availability of financing on reasonable terms, availability of third party
service providers, equipment and processes relative to specifications and
expectations and unanticipated environmental impacts on operations. Actual
results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

“Keith C. Hill”

President and CEO

For further information, please contact: Sophia Shane, Corporate Development
(604) 689-7842.

Författare Nasdaq Stockholm

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