Why DRC's Decision to Open Parks to Drilling Isn't About Oil

Last month, the Democratic Republic of the Congo triggered international outrage when it confirmed that it was considering opening up two of its national parks to oil exploration, write Patrick Edmond and Kristof Titeca for The Conversation Africa.

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    ISS, 10 July 2018

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has decided to degazette parts of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites to allow for oil drilling. Environmentalists have reacted sharply to… Read more »

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    Deutsche Welle, 10 April 2018

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