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.

This is what experts have labell...

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Dr. Carole Nakhle
This is what experts have labelled as the curse of natural resources, or ‘the paradox of plenty’ – resources rich, economically poor
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