By Douglas A. Yates
Africa is usually visible as a spot to be pitied or feared as a space of instability. This e-book demanding situations those complacent assumptions, exhibiting how our call for for oil contributes to the continual difficulties plaguing the continent.Douglas A. Yates exhibits how the 'scramble' via the nice powers for African oil has fed corruption and undermined democracy. Yates files how Africans have refused to stay passive within the face of such advancements, forming pursuits to problem this new test at domination.This ebook is an pressing problem to our figuring out of Africa, elevating questions about the results of our reliance on international assets. it will likely be important analyzing for all these learning improvement and worldwide political economic system.
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