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Annan calls for end to ‘unconscionable’ exploitation of Africa’s resources

10 May

Much of the wealth from natural resources fails to flow to local people, says the Africa Progress Report. Photograph (courtesy of Reuters)

Much of the wealth from natural resources fails to flow to local people, says the Africa Progress Report. Photograph (courtesy of Reuters)


 
by Heather Stewart, The Guardian

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general, is urging David Cameron to use Britain’s chairmanship of the G8 to end some of the “unconscionable” practices of companies exploiting Africa’s vast reserves of natural resources.
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