Recipes for Overturning Africa’s Resource Curse to Blessing

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The African agenda on governing and harnessing natural resources for development would have been unthinkable 10 years ago when many considered natural resources as curse, says Ethiopia’s Mines Minister, Sinkinesh Ejgu.

Major Step Towards Greater Mining Transparency

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mozambicans should soon know much more about their secretive - and highly lucrative - gas and coal industries after the country was declared to be EITI compliant.

Zambia Deputy Minister: It’s shameful that people in Mining areas not feeling the benefits from mineral revenues

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Zambian Deputy-Minister said the government is committed to translating the collected mineral revenue into tangible development projects that will directly benefit the local people.

Resource-Rich Countries Still 'Cursed'

Monday, October 8, 2012

Research confirms that, to a large extent, the benefits of growth have not reached the poorest segments of society. It raises questions for aid donors and African governments on how to deal with the 'resource curse'.

Canada must exploit its vast stores wisely – or risk squandering them

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Canada will never be a true resource superpower until it shuns “rip-and-ship” extraction, embraces sustainability and shares the wealth with future generations.

Zambia: Government calls for transparency in gemstone mining

Sunday, October 7, 2012

There is need for small- scale miners in the gemstone sector to declare their output and tax payments to Government and its agencies to ensure transparency in the sector.

Transparency will boost oil investment

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Chairman of the Ghana EITI has stated that a transparent oil and gas sector will encourage investment in the sector and generate increased revenues for government.

NNPC, Oil Firms in $8bn Legal Tussle over Royalty, Tax Computations

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative has disclosed that a total of $8 billion is currently at stake in a disagreement.

Kenya: How Oil Cash Can Fuel Fast Growth

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The greatest worry about Kenya’s oil is that it might further blight an already corrupted political and business elite. There is a real danger that Kenya’s oil could be a curse.

Myanmar Oil Veteran Rebuffs Suu Kyi as Shell, Chevron Weigh Bids

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The former head of Myanmar’s state- owned oil company defended it against criticism from Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi