UNCOVERING THE RESOURCE CURSE IN AFRICA

“Oil is a filthy, foul-smelling liquid that squirts obligingly in to the air and falls back to earth as a rustling shower of money. Oil creates the illusion of a completely changed life, life without work, life for free. Oil is a resource that anesthetizes thought, blurs vision, corrupts.  In this sense oil is a fairy tale and, like every fairy tale, it is a bit of a lie.” – Ryszard Kapuscinski 

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