There Is No Such Thing as a ‘Resource Curse’

by Tyler Bonin The world’s newest country, South Sudan, is suffering one of the worst famines in history, with nearly a million South Sudanese on the verge of starvation, after having suffered through two years of civil war. South Sudan falls within the bottom quartile of countries in per capita GDP, despite having the third …

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Why Luanda’s residents are asking: where did all the oil riches go?

Claudia Gastrow, University of the Witwatersrand A few years ago, Luanda, the capital of Angola, was on every ambitious investor’s lips. With large infrastructure and housing projects rapidly changing its appearance, the city seemed to be leaving behind the country’s 27-year civil war. But hopes for renewal are slowly dissipating as the price of the …

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Africa News Headlines for 27 May 2015

This single African oil site produces almost as much oil as the whole of Britain Source: Business Insider India Air France flight over Africa had near miss with volcano, investigators say Source: CNN South Africa Unemployment Hits 11-Year High Source: The Wall Street Journal Trust in Kenyatta declines, First Lady’s rises Source: Capital FM Total …

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Africa News Headlines for 25 May 2015

Uganda Says Working with Neighbors to Resolve Burundi Crisis Source: Voice of America Japan and South Africa Lift Travel Bans on Liberia Source: GNN Liberia Kenya accuses Norway of ‘supporting terror’ Source: The Local 5 African Bitcoin startups to watch Source: Disrupt Africa Uhuru revives laptop-for-schools promise Source: News24 Kenya Sex, race and shame in …

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Africa News Headlines for 22 May 2015

Kenyan president urges strengthening anti-terror training in schools Source: Shanghai Daily Uganda rules out sending troops to Burundi-Prime Minister Source: Reuters African oil based economies need to diversify Source: African Business Review Free trade area to link Cape and Cairo Source: SouthAfrica.info Malawi sex workers win court case Source: IOL/AFP Hip-hop artist backs sustainable energy …

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