Emmanuel Graham is a Natural Resource Governance Consultant and also currently a PhD student at York University in Canada, where he is researching the political economy of the extractive sector and energy politics in West Africa. He analyses the role of civil society in escaping the resource curse in Ghana, and how oil exploration and production in sub-Saharan Africa can serve development instead of hinder it. Emmanuel was the Extractive Governance Policy Advisor consultant at the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP).

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Reversing the ‘Resource Curse’ in Africa: what can be done?

By Emmanuel Graham

The African continent is rich in natural resources like gold, diamonds, oil, bauxite, coltan, and much more. Several countries such as Nigeria, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Chad, among others, have not been able to translate these resources into development for the benefit of its people.

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