Meeting Summary

Chatham House

This is a summary of an event held at Chatham House on 16 February 2012.

The speaker, Tom Burgis of the Financial Times, argued that there is a causal link between extractive resource industries and poverty and violence in West Africa. If the resource curse is to be addressed then there will have to be a greater focus on investigating and prosecuting corruption, and cracking down on illicit financial flows.

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