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After oil what’s next for Saudi Arabia?

With oil prices being at historically low levels, oil exporting countries have been struggling to generate the revenue that was once apparent not so long ago. 639 more words


Is the Resource Curse a Myth?

Perhaps one of the most surprising and influential findings in development economics research is the so-called “resource curse”: the idea that a large natural resource endowment (and, consequently, a significant role for natural resource exports in the national economy) actually leads to slower economic growth, and lower per capita incomes (at least in the long term). 1,364 more words


The resource curse comes to Mozambique

Hidden foreign aid to an incompetent and dishonest government is set to rob Mozambique of its gas treasure as no one can explain what happened to billions of dollars the country borrowed for a series of price-inflated, murky projects. 1,142 more words


"Die Gier regiert"

Süddeutsche Zeitung 27. Mai 2016.

Interview mit Robert Kappel

Ressourcenreiche Länder sind ärmer als solche, die über weniger Rohstoffe verfügen. Wie kann man das ändern? 12 more words

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