Economics by Other Means: War, Poverty, and Conflict Minerals in Africa – Virunga

With support from Moscow, Washington, and the former imperial capitals no longer assured, armed groups in Africa now compete for riches in diamond mines, gold pits, oil wells, and rare earth deposits. By Kwei Quartey, November 27, 2013 Throughout the postcolonial period, internecine warfare—along with the poverty and underdevelopment that attend it—has been endemic to… Read More