Last month in Lagos, we brought together activists from the tech and oil worlds for a hackathon on the extractive industries of Nigeria. A hackathon, in the lexicon of computer geekery, is what happens when people pool their research, programming, hacking skills to solve a problem or investigate a particular subject, sometimes over a period more »
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Financial Times: Transparency reforms yield little change Guest columnist Ricardo Soares de Oliveira offers a somewhat damning take on the Angolan government's shrewd courting of the IMF when it comes to reforms in transparency in the oil-rich country. Are the reforms any more than lip service to reap reputational benefits and achieve the international community's seal of approval? De Oliveira's calls for true transparency and meaningful development outcomes for the populations of oil-producing nations is a warning against falling into the trap of becoming only a technocratic exercise to be exploited by entrenched elites.