Resources can be a curse to developing countries. The richer they are with minerals and oil, the poorer they can become economically. GIS expert Dr Carole Nakhle looks at sub-Saharan Africa and explains why.

COUNTRIES with a wealth of natural resources are often the poorer for it.

Logic would argue that countries endowed with natural resources would have envious economic wealth. But evidence shows that resource-rich countries - particularly those rich in minerals and hydrocarbons - often grow more slowly than resource-poor countries.

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Dr. Carole Nakhle
Will new and potential oil producers, such as like Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Namibia, avoid the oil curse which has blighted many countries and where will they be in 20 years time?
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