Thursday, August 23, 2007

Liberia and the 'Resource Curse'

According to this BBC piece, there's a new report by something called Partnership Africa Canada, urging the government to use this historic moment to unshackle Liberian resource exploitation from Americo-Liberian minority control.

The government feels pressure to get industries up and running immediately. But there is a danger, the report says, that many of the elite "see the return of peace as simply a chance to return to business as usual, an opportunity to recreate the Liberia they and their forebears knew, and exploited, for more than a century".

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