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Submitted by Tomasz Majek on
Ask who set it up, and you'll know whose interest it is in. "Africa" does not export the resources. Who owns, controls, finances the majority of the exploration, oil, gas, mining, infrastructure, etc companies? Who finances the governments (corrupt or otherwise)? Who does the World Bank itself serve with its projects in the long run? There are indeed MASSIVE benefits accruing from the export of African natural resources, but these benefits are exported as well - feeding the monster profits of foreign corporate interests and corrupt officials. Give people ownership and control of their resources and you won't have to worry about fixing 'their' problem. Too bad that after several centuries of exploitation, it's not that easy anymore, is it?