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Why Isn't Congo as Rich as Saudi Arabia? Massive Tax Evasion
 
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo is rich in natural resources, yet the average citizen lives on only 72 cents a day. The foreign mining companies are getting rich while the general population is living in poverty. Many Congolese citizens are diging through the dirt on their hands and knees in search their fair share of the countries natural minerals. While there are taxes on the mining companies who benefit from the countries resources it is proving difficult to actually collect the money that is owed. Vocativ spoke to one tax inspector who explained that tax evasion and government fraud is rampant throughout the mining industry. So it seems that until those benefiting from the countries natural wealth start paying their fare share, many average citizens will have to continue digging through the mud to get by. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vocativvideo See more on our website: http://www.vocativ.com Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vocativ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Vocativ
Views: 276496 Vocativ
Who Controls Africa? (full documentary)
 
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We begin the chapter by one of the great powers in Africa, women. They are the ones who educate children, which remain when they leave, the guardians of the heavy burden of tradition. If they rebelled, Africa would collapse. But do not forget the chiefs, village chiefs of the tribe, the family... ancestral characters around which the social life of the community gravitates. Above them, the woman and chiefs, modernity has installed a new power: the power of the state. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE here for more amazing docs!: http://goo.gl/vNINO4 Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewAtlantisDocumentales Twitter: https://twitter.com/NewAtlantisDocu
Africa Today - Western oil companies ruining Africa's natural resources (P.1)
 
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Virunga, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, is Africa's oldest national park, and home to half the continent's endangered mountain gorillas. It is one of the world's great heritage sites with three thousand square miles of precious flora and fauna. Since 2010, the British firm SOCO International has been exploring the region for oil, with the permission of the Congolese government. Activists have campaigned against SOCO, saying the company is putting both the wildlife and livelihoods of the regional people at risk. The Human Rights Watch has accused the government of DR Congo and the British oil company SOCO International of threatening those who want to protect the Virunga Park, and being behind the shooting of a park ranger. In April Emmanuel de Merode, Virunga's chief park ranger was shot in an ambush. Under pressure, SOCO, which denied any involvement in the attack, has agreed not to pursue further oil exploration.
Views: 2179 PressTV
The link between conflict and natural resources
 
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Mr. Hamuli Kabarhuzi - a CSO-representative from the DR Congo to the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) comments on the link between conflict and natural resources. For more information visit our website: www.ccda.se
Views: 2494 Diakonia
Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich
 
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The reason why some countries are rich and others poor depends on many things, including the quality of their institutions, the culture they have, the natural resources they find and what latitude they're on. For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: https://goo.gl/dXpOl4 Download our App: https://goo.gl/M53roP We have, unusually, had to disable comments because of the number of people writing to tell us that we have forgotten about colonialism. We are very aware of colonialism but didn't, on this occasion, give this factor a central role. FURTHER READING You can read more on CAPITALISM, SELF, RELATIONSHIPS and many other topics on our blog TheBookofLife.org at this link: https://goo.gl/IG0HRZ MORE SCHOOL OF LIFE Our website has classes, articles and products to help you think and grow: https://goo.gl/dKEM4i Watch more films on CAPITALISM in our playlist: http://bit.ly/2dmGWsp Do you speak a different language to English? Did you know you can submit Subtitles on all of our videos on YouTube? For instructions how to do this click here: https://goo.gl/H8FZVQ SOCIAL MEDIA Feel free to follow us at the links below: Download our App: https://goo.gl/M53roP Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theschooloflifelondon/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSchoolOfLife Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theschooloflifelondon/ CREDITS Produced in collaboration with: Vale Productions http://www.valeproductions.co.uk Music by Kevin MacLeod http://www.incompetech.com #TheSchoolOfLife
Views: 4964865 The School of Life
PANEL 6: Land, Natural Resources & Infrastructure
 
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Chair: Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu - Executive Director, CPA Presentations: The new regime of urban accumulation: The development of Colombo after the Sri Lankan civil war - Devaka Gunawardena - Department of Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles, Doctoral Candidate Via Architecture: post-conflict infrastructure and its discursive curve (focus on Kigali and east Africa) - Harshavardhan Bhat - Independent Researcher The Importance of Land Resource Management in Rural Development During the Transition of Myanmar - Soe Nandar Linn - Research Associate, Myanmar Development Resource Institute, Centre for Economic and Social Development. (Post War Development in Asia and Africa Day 02 Panel 6)
Views: 112 CEPA SL
Botswana proves Africa can avoid the ‘resource curse’
 
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How does Botswana, the world’s top diamond producer, ensure sound management of its natural resources and that the revenues from the mining industry benefit the entire population? Find out in this #DemocracyMatters video interview. This video is a part of the #DemocracyMatters campaign, a joint effort between Devex and International IDEA. Join the conversation here: pages.devex.com/democracy-matters For more international development news, visit: http://www.devex.com Subscribe to the Devex YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=wwwdevexcom
Views: 1863 Devex
Does Natural Resource Scarcity Always Equal Conflict?
 
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Must competition for resources, particularly in areas most affected by climate change, result in conflict? Or can education prevent conflict and lead to better solutions? In this episode of NOW, Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience with the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program tackles these tough questions and provides a preview of a major event planned for World Population Day 2014. Guest Roger-Mark De Souza is the director of population, environmental security, and resilience for the Wilson Center. He leads programs on climate change resilience, reproductive and maternal health, environmental security, and livelihoods, including the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program, Environmental Change and Security Program, and Maternal Health Initiative. Before joining the Center in 2013, De Souza served as vice president of research and director of the climate program at Population Action International, where he provided strategic guidance, technical oversight, and management of programs on population, gender, climate change, environment, and reproductive health. From 2007 to 2010, as the director of foundation and corporate relations at the Sierra Club, he led a multi-million dollar foundation and corporate fundraising program. Prior to working at the Sierra Club, he directed the Population, Health, and Environment Program at the Population Reference Bureau for 10 years, where he designed and implemented research, communications, and capacity-building projects in the United States, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Views: 1540 WoodrowWilsonCenter
The New Scramble for Africa | Empire
 
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Decades after the European powers carved up the African continent for their own imperial needs, Africa is undergoing a new wave of resource and strategic exploitation – some are calling it the new scramble for Africa. The United States is increasing its footprint across Africa with AFRICOM, fighting terrorism and ensuring stability are the trumpeted motivations. Resource security is a more hushed objective. But it is not just about the US. During the last decade, China's trade with Africa not only caught up with America's, it has more than doubled it. The new battle for Africa does not deploy strong-arm tactics, it is now a soft power game: economic and humanitarian aid, interest-free loans, preferential trade agreements and investments in infrastructure are currency across a continent that is, for the world's established and emerging powers, seemingly up for grabs. India, Brazil and Russia are all invested in Africa's present and future, and old imperial powers like France are fixing to retain their loosening grip on the riches of former colonies. So what does all this mean for Africa and Africans? Empire travels to Kenya to examine the continent at the centre of the world as it is courted, cajoled and carved up by global powers to its East and West. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 428546 Al Jazeera English
Africa Today - Western oil companies ruining Africa's natural resources (P.2)
 
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Virunga, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, is Africa's oldest national park, and home to half the continent's endangered mountain gorillas. It is one of the world's great heritage sites with three thousand square miles of precious flora and fauna. Since 2010, the British firm SOCO International has been exploring the region for oil, with the permission of the Congolese government. Activists have campaigned against SOCO, saying the company is putting both the wildlife and livelihoods of the regional people at risk. The Human Rights Watch has accused the government of DR Congo and the British oil company SOCO International of threatening those who want to protect the Virunga Park, and being behind the shooting of a park ranger. In April Emmanuel de Merode, Virunga's chief park ranger was shot in an ambush. Under pressure, SOCO, which denied any involvement in the attack, has agreed not to pursue further oil exploration.
Views: 249 PressTV
Natural Resources & Insecurity in Africa - Franklin C. Moore
 
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A career member of the Senior Executive Service, Franklin C. Moore is the Deputy Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Africa, which provided $6.4 billion in assistance to 49 African countries in 2011. Mr. Moore also served in this position from January 2008 to July 2010. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Moore served in Rome as USAID’s Senior Development Counselor and Senior Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Rome-based UN organizations from July 2010 to December 2012. Mr. Moore was Director of the Office of Environment and Science Policy within the Agency's Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade in 2002-08, and he served as the Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator and Director for the Agency's Global Center for the Environment. Prior to joining USAID in 1998, Mr. Moore held positions in the areas of agriculture, environment and national resource management with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with Africare resident in Zimbabwe; with Peace Corps and as a Lecturer at Virginia State (College) University and the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. Mr. Moore has a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Art History from Yale University. He received a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, as well as a certificate in African Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Moore studied for a Ph.D. in Development Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Agriculture/Natural Resource Economics, Political Science and Rural Sociology). Mr. Moore has lived and worked in both West and Southern Africa; he has worked in approximately 40 countries overseas.
Security and the Natural Resource Question in Africa
 
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Paper Presentations: Conflict, Natural Resource Governance and Inter-Group Relations in African Societies by Abiodun Alao and Funmi Vogt Contending "Securities" in Nigeria's Niger Delta: Exploring the Transnational and Local Dimensions by Cyril Obi Mining, governance and stability in Africa: Comparative case studies of Guinea, Bostwana, and Siera Leone by Penda Diallo
The Resource Curse, or Who Owns Natural Resources? - Philosophy Tube
 
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Who do natural resources belong to? Why are many resource-rich countries so poor and what can we do about it? Watch and find out! Politics Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvoAL-KSZ32fs6KX9IqqZY_0D4YXggcBN Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thephilosophytube Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/PhilosophyTube Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhilosophyTube?ref=hl Twitter: @PhilosophyTube Email: [email protected] Google+: google.com/+thephilosophytube Suggested Reading: Leif Wenar, “Property Rights and the Resource Curse” http://tinyurl.com/q5jxnpo Thomas Pogge, "World Poverty and Human Rights" If you or your organisation would like to financially support Philosophy Tube in distributing philosophical knowledge to those who might not otherwise have access to it in exchange for credits on the show, please get in touch! Music: 'Show your Moves,' 'Pamgea' and ‘Hyperfun’ by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Any copyrighted material should fall under fair use for educational purposes or commentary, but if you are a copyright holder and believe your material has been used unfairly please get in touch with us and we will be happy to discuss it.
Views: 28888 Philosophy Tube
Kenya's Unique Advantage with Its Natural Resources
 
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Joseph Kieyah explains Kenya's unique advantage in governing and managing natural resources. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/africa-in-focus/posts/2014/02/24-kenya-oil-boom
Natural resources & development in Africa: Sharing visions with Claude Kabemba
 
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In the third installment of Breaking Views with UNICEF, Claude Kabemba, Director of the Southern Africa Resources Watch, shares his vision of how youth and civil society can potentially help Africa to benefit more from its richest natural resources and turn them into long-lasting development.
Views: 422 UNICEF Innocenti
Ghana's Natural Resource Management
 
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Ghana needs help managing its natural resources. In the past, due to lack of technology and infrastructure, Ghana has sold off sections of their oil fields instead of producing the oil themselves. This is bad long-term growth model. We are trying to raise awareness that Ghana currently is not on the right path, so that hopefully, one day (soon), they will course correct.-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/ . Make your own animated videos and animated presentations for free. PowToon is a free tool that allows you to develop cool animated clips and animated presentations for your website, office meeting, sales pitch, nonprofit fundraiser, product launch, video resume, or anything else you could use an animated explainer video. PowToon's animation templates help you create animated presentations and animated explainer videos from scratch. Anyone can produce awesome animations quickly with PowToon, without the cost or hassle other professional animation services require.
Views: 783 Blue Team
SAIIA Podcast 27: Partnerships for Africa's Natural Resources
 
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In recent years, there has been increasing interest in Africa's natural resources, spurred on by new mineral discoveries. Yet there has also been a growing sense that the exploitation of these resources has to result in a greater developmental gain for the continent. We interviewed Sheila Khama, Director of the African Resources Centre at the African Development Bank, on this highly topical issue. We asked her: 1) Ms Khama, what kind of partnerships are needed to ensure natural resources are channeled into development in Africa? 2) Much of the discussion on Africa's natural resources focuses on external factors, such as commodity prices or the role of China. But how could Africa take a more pro-active approach in the development of its resources? 3) What is already being done, and what role can natural resources play in Africa's long-term development vision? This is number 27 in a series of video interviews by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). For the full list of podcasts and video interviews visit http://www.saiia.org.za/type/multimedia
Natural Resources & Security - Nicholas Seymour
 
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Nicholas Seymour served in the UK Army with operational tours in Northern Ireland, Kuwait / Iraq and the Former Yugoslavia. His background includes training, doctrinal development and operational planning, command of an armoured regiment, and of the British Army’s major combined arms training centre. He has worked in both national and multi-national headquarters in peace and war; in the latter context he was a planner in the US VII Corps Headquarters during the first Gulf War. He is a graduate of the UK Army Staff College and the US Army War College. After serving in the UK Permanent Mission to the United Nations he moved to the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations as Chief of Military Plans and subsequently as Head of DPKO’s African Union Peace Support Team. In the latter appointment he was responsible for providing capacity building support to the African Union, particularly to the development of the African Standby Force; this included advice on operational, training and support issues as well as a period providing direct support to the African Union-United Nations panel on Modalities for Support to African Union Operations chaired by Romano Prodi. Since leaving the UN in 2011 he has divided his time between working for Transparency International (UK)’s Defence and Security Programme as a senior consultant and delivering training programmes to support the African Union and regional organisations. Currently he is working with the AU and SADC to support the implementation of Exercise AMANI Africa, the next milestone in the development of the ASF.
Interview with Peter Eigen 6/6: Implications of China's investments in natural resources in Africa
 
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The governance challenges of natural resource extraction are enormous. What can be done to improve natural resource governance? Stephan Wolters (adelphi, ECC platform) talked to Peter Eigen, Founder of Transparency International and Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) from 2006-11. As a leading expert on the challenges of corruption, he provides exciting insights and evaluates success and failure of various approaches, including EITI. Interview transcript: "Generally I am very pleased with Chinese investments there, because it gives Africa more options. It has helped to raise the price of natural resources which makes it possible for Africa to grow faster, a pre-condition for escaping poverty. The Chinese often don't make their investments conditional e.g. on good governance requirements, which is a great luxury for some African leaders. The question is really whether the leadership in Africa has learned its lessons of how destructive and damaging bad governance was for it. I would say that many countries in Africa now have a leadership and a population that do not tolerate the same degree of corruption that we, the Western countries introduced in many of these countries. We should not forget that until the late 1990's, systematic corruption was allowed in our countries. In Germany, you could deduct bribes for foreign investments from your taxes. It very often distorted economic decision making and supported corruption, and was in my opinion the main cause of poverty and misery in resource-rich countries. So it is very hard for us to criticise the particular risk of corruption that comes with Chinese investment because they will answer that they never allowed their exporters or investors to bribe outside Chinese borders. Some of their methods like barter arrangements, however, are extremely dubious. If you say, "You allow me to mine all your copper and I will give you five billion dollars worth of roads, or railroads, or ports etc.," this is a recipe for disaster because each one of these projects is a very complex negotiation, which has to be prepared properly and often takes years. If you throw these two things together, it cannot work. Therefore, there are a number of activities that one has to watch very carefully, but I think this task is up to the leaders of Africa. I talked to the minister of mines of Ghana and he said "We have learned our lesson. We have seen corrupt deals in the past with our European friends. We are very careful now and compare the offers we have from China, Russia, Brazil, Germany, Canada, Japan, and we take what is best for us. We do not need conditionality. We use our own common sense, because we know that we owe it our people to sell our natural resources in a way that is sustainable, helpful and leads to real development in the country." In addition, in a six-part exclusive video interview, Peter Eigen provides additional insights to the questions raised here. We will be releasing one part of the series every Wednesday: • Part I: The resource curse: governance challenges of natural resource management • Part II: The beginnings of improving transparency in extractive endustries: the Publish What You Pay Initiative • Part III: Why was the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative set up with a relatively narrow focus on the flow of money? • Part IV: How does the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative provide added value for civil society? • Part V: Current developments and future pathways towards improved accountability in natural resource governance • Part VI: Is the dragon devouring Africa? China's investments in natural resources in Africa and its implications for economic development and political accountability For more information: http://www.ecc-platform.org/
Views: 381 adelphi, Berlin
Uganda is one of African countries endowed with a variety of mineral resources
 
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Uganda is one the African countries endowed with a variety of mineral resources but yet to fully kick off exploitation. Like any other African country it is important that Uganda exploits her mineral resource while considering the attainment of the continental mineral vision of 2009. For more videos Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/nbstvug1/videos
Views: 721 NBS TV Uganda
WWF South Africa: We Are All Connected
 
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At WWF South Africa, we aim to inspire people to value the natural environment and resources that underpin the lives and well-being of our country. Ultimately, we aim to build a future where all people live in harmony with nature.
Views: 9724 WWF South Africa
Wayne Madsen: Ebola Could Be Staged Event To Pillage Africa's Natural Resources.
 
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Alex Jones talks with Wayne Madsen about where Ebola started and how it has spread to what it is today. http://www.infowars.com/secret-project-created-weaponized-ebola-in-south-africa-in-the-1980s/ .
Views: 301 The River Mersey
Effective Natural Resource Management in Kenya
 
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John Omiti highlights the importance of transparency, strong institutions, and profit- and production-sharing mechanisms for effective natural resource management. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/africa-in-focus/posts/2014/02/24-kenya-oil-boom
What other resource-rich African countries can learn from Botswana
 
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Botswana enjoys unique status as Africa’s only resource-rich yet not corrupt nation. What can other resource-rich countries on the continent learn from its experience in natural resources management? A #DemocracyMatters video interview by Devex Associate Editor Richard Jones. This video is a part of the #DemocracyMatters campaign, a joint effort between Devex and International IDEA. Join the conversation here: pages.devex.com/democracy-matters For more international development news, visit: http://www.devex.com Subscribe to the Devex YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=wwwdevexcom
Views: 429 Devex
Imperialism - Exploiting the Natural Resources of Developing Countries
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l58PHHgQZak The Filipino-American War, click the link. Thanks!
Views: 2265 Mark Nowhereman
SAIIA: Introduction to our Governance of Africa's Resources Programme
 
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SAIIA’s Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme (GARP) works to improve policies governing Africa’s abundant natural resources. The programme analyses the key local, continental and global trends influencing the management, use, development and regulation of Africa’s natural resources. This short video outlines the work of the prorgamme, and how it contributes to the sound and sustainable use of Africa’s resources for development of the continent.
Jesús Luengos Interview on Natural Resources
 
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Jesús García-Luengos, partner at ReSeT, being interviewed about his article on natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa. Read the article here: http://resetweb.org/towards-compulsory-transparency-in-extractive-industries/
Views: 57 ReSeTweb.org
Russian natural resources
 
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For Mr. Roberts 8th grade geography report.
Views: 143 doodles3742
Wayne Madsen: Ebola Could Be Staged Event To Pillage Africa's Natural Resources
 
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Western countries must stop receiving stolen resources from Africa - expert
 
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While speaking about political corruption in Africa, author Austin Aneke speaks about how African can free itself of the scourge of corruption it currently deals with. Aneke says the West must be more responsible with African resources. Western countries must stop accepting and receiving resources stolen from Africa, he says. Subscribe to News24: https://www.youtube.com/user/News24Video
Views: 230 News24
Which Countries will Develop Afghan's Natural Resources
 
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CCTV's Phillip Yin interviews Michael Kugelman, senior program associate for South and Southeast Asia at the Woodrow Wilson Center on elections in Afghanistan and the country's economic potential.
Views: 1793 CGTN America
Smart Solutions - The Future of African Growth - Mohamed Alabbar
 
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Strong demand for natural resources and rapid urbanisation are transforming Africa’s economies. Cities are drawing in hundreds of thousands of people, opening up huge new opportunities for positive change, but also creating major risks. At the same time, foreign investment is pouring into African oil, minerals and food commodities, driving growth but bringing tensions. As a major investor in both African smart cities and mineral reserves, Mohamed Alabbar discusses his perspective on driving and shaping positive growth in Africa. Key Speaker: Mohamed Alabbar, Board Member, Eagle Hills Moderator: Eithne Treanor, Managing Director, E Trea
Views: 24143 Dubai Chamber
Exploring natural resource prospects in Tanzania and Uganda
 
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The East African seaboard has been correctly dubbed “The Latest Global Frontier of Hydrocarbons Discoveries” and as a result attracted foreign interests to the countries due to the available resource, as the natives eye commercial prospects. However, these projections come with a great deal of uncertainty, hence the need for economies to develop strong legal frameworks, infrastructure and development plans for proper utilization of their natural resource revenues for sustainable developments and survive subsequent macroeconomic and public revenue management challenges especially the “Dutch Disease” and “Resource Curse”. For more videos Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/nbstvug1/videos
Views: 425 NBS TV Uganda
Western powers after CAR's natural resources: Analyst
 
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Press TV has interviewed Abayomi Azikiwe, an editor of the Pan-African News Wire, to discuss with him the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the international community's role.
Views: 85 PressTV
Interview with Peter Eigen 1/6 - Governance challenges of natural resource management
 
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The governance challenges of natural resource extraction are enormous. What can be done to improve natural resource governance? ECC's Stephan Wolters talked to Peter Eigen, Founder of Transparency International and Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) from 2006-11. As a leading expert on the challenges of corruption, he provides exciting insights and evaluates success and failure of various approaches, including EITI. Interview transcript: "We found at Transparency International that natural resource development is particularly vulnerable to corruption, and this has a number of reasons. First of all, the so-called resource curse has a very strong macroeconomic component called "Dutch disease": a pervasive mining or gas sector can impede development in other sectors of the economy. Apart from this, there is a tremendous temptation which comes from the immense sums involved for both investors and host governments. The temptation for decision makers in the host country to accept payments for themselves is huge, in particular in countries where you have relatively fragile governments. The investors, on the other hand, want to get an enabling environment with little interference by the government. Extractive industries involve complex investments. Therefore it is very hard for the people or even for the members of parliament in the country to fully understand what is a just and fair deal. These are exactly the elements that tend to lead to grand corruption. This is why we at Transparency International found very soon that if you want to make a difference there, you need some very special tools, so we developed them." In addition, in a six-part exclusive video interview, Peter Eigen provides additional insights to the questions raised here. We will be releasing one part of the series every Wednesday: Part I: The resource curse: governance challenges of natural resource management Part II: The beginnings of improving transparency in extractive endustries: the Publish What You Pay Initiative Part III: Why was the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative set up with a relatively narrow focus on the flow of money? Part IV: How does the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative provide added value for civil society? Part V: Current developments and future pathways towards improved accountability in natural resource governance Part VI: Is the dragon devouring Africa? China's investments in natural resources in Africa and its implications for economic development and political accountability.
Views: 809 adelphi, Berlin
Natural Resources & Security - Dr. Charles McPherson
 
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Given on Oct. 27, 2014, as part of the Africa Center's annual "Next Generation of African Security Sector Leaders" program. Dr. McPherson is an independent international consultant on petroleum and mineral policy, fiscal, legal, licensing, contractual and institutional issues. He served as a resource tax policy adviser at the International Monetary Fund focusing on fiscal and financial policies in petroleum and mineral rich countries. Prior to joining the IMF, he was senior adviser oil, gas and mining and manager of oil and gas at the World Bank. His work at the Bank comprised support to petroleum sector reform and revenue management in addition to sector lending activities in a wide range of developing countries and economies in transition. Specific country experience includes inter alia Angola, Argentina, Mexico, Nigeria and the Russian Federation. Before joining the Bank, Mr. McPherson spent 15 years at two international oil companies, holding a variety of senior positions in international negotiations and government agreements. In addition to his consulting work, Mr. McPherson teaches courses on resource management and governance at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee in Scotland. Mr. McPherson is a Canadian and British citizen and holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.
Economic Importance of Natural Resources
 
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To get customized help with your economics homework, visit http://classof1.com/homework-help/economics-homework-help/ Economic Importance of Natural Resources: The mineral resources constitute a vast potential wealth of our country and varieties of mineral resources are available in all countries. These mineral resources, when used, in a prudent and judicious manner have the powers to convert a developing country into a developed country.
High Level Event II -- Leadership for the Africa we Want - Kigali, Wednesday 22 May 2015
 
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Welcome Remarks: Dr. Donald Kaberuka, President of AfDB Group Panelists: - H. E. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda - H. E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya - Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson, African Union Commission - H. E. Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki, former President, Republic of South Africa - Hon. Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria - Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation Description: The World Economic Forum (WEF) report for 2014 identifies two critical leadership problems globally -- the first is that there is a leadership deficit, and the second is that there is a lack of trust in policies and programmes pursued by leaders. Good leadership will be crucial for enabling Africa to exploit the window of opportunity that has opened up in the past decade, notably its natural resource boom. However, experience indicates that leaders that are resourceful and accountable may be more important "initial conditions" for the development and transformation of their countries than resource abundance per se. Where leadership was inadequate, the pace of industrialization and innovation stagnated, and in some cases was reversed, irrespective of the size of the resource base. In the absence of good leadership, Africa will not be able to reach its global potential. That leadership should be able to produce domestic consensus or coalitions that ensure that sufficient resources and political attention are key to the goal of economic transformation. Some prerequisite elements are a capable state; government and private sector collaboration; a supportive environment for competitiveness; and continuous leveraging and development of the knowledge base. Issues for Discussion 1. How can we nurture visionary African leadership to address any leadership deficit and engender trust in policies? 2. Does Africa need effective institutions more than it needs strong leaders?
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Africa Is the Final Frontier for Value Investors, Part 2
 
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Value investors, trying to buy a dollar for 50 cents, are increasingly turning to Africa for its natural resources, young workforce and economic strength. Sub-Saharan Africa may be a value investor's Garden of Eden. Larry Seruma, CIO of Nile Capital Management, discusses with TheStreet's Cherella Cox, investing in Africa, his fund's recent Thomson Reuters Lipper award for being the No. 1 Emerging Markets Fund, and how to avoid the snakes in the resource-rich continent. Subscribe to TheStreetTV on YouTube: http://t.st/TheStreetTV For more content from TheStreet visit: http://thestreet.com Check out all our videos: http://youtube.com/user/TheStreetTV Follow TheStreet on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thestreet Like TheStreet on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheStreet Follow TheStreet on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/company/theStreet Follow TheStreet on Google+: http://plus.google.com/+TheStreet
Globalization Isn't A 'Win Win' for Exploited Africa
 
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Full video from Open Society Foundations available at: http://fora.tv/2014/08/04/US-Africa_Leaders_Summit_Conversation Speaking through an interpreter, activist Ali Idrissa argues that "civil society" must protect the wealth of natural resources in African countries from government and big business.
Views: 706 FORA.tv
Africa Economic Outlook
 
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According to the World Bank, Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to accelerate to 5.2 percent this year from 4.9 in 2013. This is in part due to: growing investment, in natural resources and rising household spending.
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Strategic Natural Resources: Are Majors Watching?- David Nel, CEO
 
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David Nel, CEO discusses moving from resources to reserves, phase 5 and a potential billion tonne resource in that area alone; also, what impact that may have on South Africa and is the company on the radar of potential future predators
Learning Route: Natural Resource Management and Climate Change Adaptation: July 2014 Kenya
 
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The Learning Route on Natural Resource Management and Climate Change Adaptation best practices, the experience in Kenya; 6-13 July 2014. The objective of this learning route is to scale up through peer to peer learning the Kenyan best multi stakeholders' strategies, tools and practices to fight environmental degradation and to adapt to climate change with the aim of improving the livelihoods of peopel living in affected communities. The learning Route has been developed by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) CARE (relief agency) in Kenya and the Cgiar Research Program on Climate Change & Food Security, in partnership with Procasur Africa. Here we have the children of Kambaru Primary School, a School Greening Program under the Mount Kenya East Pilot Project for Natural Resources Management (MKEPP) and Upper Tana Natural Resources Management Project (UTaNRMP). The UTaNRMP builds and scales up the proven interventions of the pilot project MKEPP, which recorded positive social and environmental impacts. The overall goal of both projects is to contribute to reduction of rural poverty in the Upper Tana River catchment. The projects address the key link between poverty and natural resources degradation from an Integrated Participatory Approach involving local communities. Both project interventions focus on livelihood improvement activities, which result in better management of the environment.
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