IPS’ Foreign Policy In Focus hosted two of Liberia’s premier civil society leaders for a briefing on extractive industries and land grabs — and an honest assessment of President Sirleaf.
An illustration of the problems that arise when poor nations try to leverage oil and gas production within the confines of the global economic order.
Chad became an oil-producing nation in 2003 with the completion of a $4bn pipeline linking its oilfields to terminals on the Atlantic coast. A largely semi-desert country, Chad is also rich in gold and uranium and some would say stands to benefit from its recently-acquired status as an oil-exporting state. Yet others contend that developments in Chad illustrate the problems when poor nations try to leverage oil and gas production within the confines of the global economic order.
Transnational corporations are increasingly turning to international arbitration tribunals to resolve disputes over natural resource rights, a new report reveals.
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