It’s a continuing paradox: the same countries blessed with natural reserves of oil, timber and diamonds often have the most human inequality and government dysfunction. Challenging this “resource curse” is difficult, and creative partnerships with plans for positively distributing wealth often meet mixed results. Kojo looks at what’s working and what’s not in Sub-Saharan Africa.


  • Todd Moss Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development; author, "African Development: Making Sense of the Issue and Actors" (Lynne Rienner); former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa, State Department
  • Ian Gary Senior Policy Advisor for Extractive Industries, Oxfam America
  • Kwame Bawuah-Edusei Ambassador, Republic of Ghana

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