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Rich Africa: From Resource Curse to Blessing

KAMPALA – New discoveries of natural resources in several African countries – including Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, and Mozambique – raise an important question: Will these windfalls be a blessing that brings prosperity and hope, or a political and economic curse, as has been the case in so many countries? 841 more words

Mozambique Mining Industry

The Black Panther & the 'resource curse'

Last year, a Time magazine article revealed a surprising topper of the richest superhero list. Elbowing out the Tony Starks and the Bruce Waynes, the man on the top of the list was T’Challa aka the Black Panther, the king of the fictional African republic of Wakanda and an alter ego of a warrior in a super suit (Black Panther). 1,417 more words

Money Trees

Link: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/11/13/455941812/episode-663-money-trees

Summary: The Planet Money team investigates ‘carbon offsetting’ and the good it does for the environment as well as the pros and cons that accompany it. 7 more words

Planet Money

Are Resource-Rich Countries Doomed By The Resource Curse?

I’m not an expert on economics, but I like reading about how the mineral industry affects a country’s economy. As I was reading about mineral economics, I came across the intriguing concept of the “resource curse.” I’m glad to share it with you. 1,207 more words


A small-town story of the resource curse

A decade or so ago, Kathu in South Africa’s Northern Cape province was little more than a quaint mining town with a fantastic golf course. Supported almost entirely by the nearby Sishen iron ore mine, no one had expected that the town would change remarkably in the coming decade. 701 more words

South Africa

UNSC silent on 'blood gold' in Sudan

Las week, the U.N. Security council unanimously adopted Resolution 2265 (2016) to extend the Panel of Experts on the Sudan – established to monitor violations of the UN arms embargo in Darfur – until March 2017. 145 more words

It’s the Plan, Not the Man: Recession in Trinidad & Tobago | by Zophia Edwards

Central Bank governors come and go, but one major structural weakness in the T&T economy has remained unchanged; and this is that Trinidad and Tobago continues to depend on oil and gas.”
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