Black Gold In The Congo - Threat To Stability Or Development Opportunity?



Publisher:
International Crisis Group
Publication Date:
11 July 2012
Tags:
Congo-Kinshasa, Petroleum, Conflict, Peace and Security, Sustainable Development

The report examines how oil exploration could revive the dynamics of conflict by exacerbating resentment among an extremely poor and neglected population, redrawing the geopolitical map of the country and fueling greed in the most sensitive areas where armed groups have been involved in the illegal exploitation of natural resources for years.



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