Turning Mozambique into a mafia, resource curse state

Hanlon, Joseph (2021). Turning Mozambique into a mafia, resource curse state. The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, 110(3) pp. 405–406.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00358533.2021.1932949


Gas, rubies and other minerals have proved a curse for most Mozambicans. Poverty and inequality have increased. Despite its resource wealth, Mozambique remains one of the poorest countries in the world, falling ever lower on the Human Development Index. But an elite has become wealthy. There is now a civil war in Cabo Delgado province, which has the gas and rubies - and also the worst poverty.

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