Global Witness Encourages Clinton to Address Conflict, Corruption in Africa

August 6th, 2009

Task Force member Global Witness has released a statement urging US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to address the issues of conflict and corruption – particularly in regard to natural resources – on her current trip to Africa.  From Global Witness:

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should put a strong emphasis on how best to manage natural resource wealth and avoid conflict and corruption on her official tour of Africa this week, said campaign group Global Witness today.

Among the seven countries she will visit, Angola, Liberia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nigeria are key examples of how abundant natural resource wealth – such as oil, minerals, and timber – can be more of a curse than a blessing, causing or exacerbating conflict and corruption.

Read Global Witness’s full statement at

Written by Clark Gascoigne

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