Al-Jazerra investigates 50 years of independence in Chad:
The history of Chad since independence in 1960 can be summed up as a series of dictatorships, military coups, religious and civil wars, famines, more wars with neighboring countries, and finally Chinese neocolonial exploitation of its oil resources.
In the video below, there is some talk about how Chad suffers from the “resource curse.” The diamonds in the Central African Republic, Angola, and Sierra Leone are also commonly cited as examples of the “resource curse.”
Isn’t it strange how Australia and Norway don’t seem to be suffering from the “resource curse” in spite of being similarly endowed with diamond mines and oil reserves?
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