Leif Brottem is a PhD candidate studying at the Geography Department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on natural resource use and conservation in sub-Saharan Africa.
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France grows less welcoming to former colonial subjects.
Through a carefully orchestrated plan to impose transparency and good governance on the elected Chadian officials, the World Bank aims to ensure that the money is used to benefit the nation??s people, who are among the poorest in the world.