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  • Record Gold Prices Spur More Illegal Mining

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    The practice of illegal mining is ages-old and in resource-rich Africa as constant as the harshness of the rising sun. Governments have battled with this informal sector for decades with laws that seek to place mining under a legal regime. The benefits to government would presumably be to increase tax […]

  • Oil Revenues in Angola. Much More Information But Not Enough Transparency

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    Significant gaps in the data published by the Angolan government about its earnings from the oil industry undermine its attempts to shed a reputation for corruption, says this new study by Global Witness and the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa – Angola (OSISA-Angola). [issuu showflipbtn=true documentid=110510123720-5d50a386a34d413cad3679b07873e496 docname=global_witness_osisa_angola_oil_revenues_in_angola username=FutureChallenges […]

  • Corruptions Perception Index 2010

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    Transparency International(TI) defines corruption as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. This definition encompasses corrupt practices in both the public and private sectors. The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranks countries according to the perception of corruption in the public sector. The CPI is an aggregate indicator that combines […]

  • Governance Strategies to Remedy the Natural Resource Curse

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    The seemingly paradoxical outcome of resource-rich countries being development-poor is, in fact, quite predictable given that autocratic governments often rule  resource-rich states. Addressing the resource curse requires changing the incentives facing political leaders so that they are rewarded for transparency and confront robust international legal penalties when they do not. […]