resource curse
Looking forward: the future of mining in Africa

Looking forward: the future of mining in Africa

Where a mine owner is accountable to all three main stakeholders – the host country’s government, its people and civil society, and its own shareholders – who owns it is relatively less important I often find myself...

Taxes and more taxes

Taxes and more taxes

Sub-Saharan governments are making easy money from selling exploration licences For decades, scholars have searched for explanations why mineral-rich sub-Saharan Africa performs poorly on most social and economic...

Good Khama, Bad Khama

Good Khama, Bad Khama

The regime of the Botswana president is accused of eroding good governance and democracy, as the economy starts to lose its lustre In a continent in short supply of exemplary leaders, Botswana gets accolades as a...