VIEW: Will human rights survive Africa’s latest oil boom?

Author: Mballe M Alonge, Cosmos Publishers, Cameroon, in Daily Times [Pakistan], Published on: 7 October 2005

The Central African Economic and Monetary Union...is taking off... But will rapid development exact an excessively high toll on human rights?...With the [recent] oil boom, one would have expected the fortunes of Chadians and Cameroonians to improve...But instead we see a landscape of widespread poverty set against a backdrop of endemic corruption and official mismanagement. So far, the governments in neither Chad nor Cameroon have been willing to publish any earnings records concerning the pipeline project. [refers to ExxonMobil]

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