The ‘resource curse’: DR-Congo, bad presage for Virunga

Extract from TROCAIRE – CAFOD briefing on Oil extraction in Lake Albert, Uganda and DRC* The ‘resource curse’ Over 50 countries worldwide are defined as natural-resource-rich. In sub-Saharan Africa nearly half the population lives in oil- and mineral-rich countries, yet most of such countries have poor levels of human development. The phrase ‘resource curse’ describes… Read More