Africa's Oil: A Blessing or a Curse?

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DR Congo Protects Its Natural Wealth from Oil Exploration

Rejecting the potential for yet another stream of mineral wealth derived income, the Democratic Republic of Congo recently rejected a bid by the U.K. company Soco International, which wanted to search for oil in the country’s famed Virunga National Park, home to rare mountain gorillas.

(Photo: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly)

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