Politicians Must No Longer Manage Africa’s Natural Resources Unilaterally, Say Experts

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Source/Image: African Development Bank Group 

On Day 1 of the 12th African Economic Conference, which began on December 4, 2017 in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), experts from Africa called for the inclusive management of the continent’s natural resources, where there is a high level of inequality, during the third plenary session entitled “Inclusive resource governance as a driver of structural transformation”. They asked political leaders to stop making decisions alone.

“We talk about the governance of natural resources because we have millions of people living near these resources, but extraction causes more problems than it solves,” said Hannah Forster, Executive Director of the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (ACDHRS). “These populations endure conflicts and poverty.”

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