Posts by LynnT:
- Oil contracts in Uganda, 25 Oct 2012
You don’t often hear the words “oil” and “development” in the same sentence. And if you do, then more often than not the discussion revolves around the discourse of the “resource curse” – the discovery of oil offers a guaranteed route to corruption, violent conflict, environmental degradation, exploitation of local peoples and, well, downright misery. Maybe we’re not comfortable with the idea that the black stuff coming from some of the world’s poorest and most unstable regions, is driving much of our economy.